There are times when you will want to transfer airtime on Airtel to yourself, your friends, family members, and in the heat of the moment, you get stuck and terrified of what to do.
Around early June this year, I mistakenly purchased Airtel credit worth 800 nairas from my bank, but mistakenly added a zero (0), which summed it up to N8000.
Well, I wanted to shout out so loud but decided to either send and sell it to my family.
In order to do that, I had to search for how to send or transfer my credit on Airtel, and it worked smoothly after using the Airtel me2u service.
With that, I was able to sell and send some to family and friends without stress, then decided to share it here with you guys.
With the following tutorials, step by step guidelines on how to transfer airtime on airtel successfully, you wouldn’t have to face that moment again. The requirements are simple, you will need the following:
a. Your activated SIM card
b. You should know the amount of money
c. Your secret transfer PIN
d. The receiver number
Thanks to the Airtel me2u code, you can transfer Airtime (credit) on Airtel to Airtel in a single quick dial-up. The second-most used telecom network in the country, Airtel Nigeria is very fast and efficient to render its service.
As a matter of fact, you can’t transfer airtime on Airtel to MTN.
Currently, it isn’t supported, but you can try selling your Airtel airtime to a third party with an interest, you can choose to either receive the money on another network or via your bank.
- 1 What is Airtel me2u transfer code *432#?
- 2 How to change Airtel 1234 default transfer pin?
- 3 How to transfer airtime on Airtel
What is Airtel me2u transfer code *432#?
The official Airtel me2u code is *432#.
We have already introduced you to the Airtel me2u code, but here is a more detailed explanation. With Airtel Me2U, you can share or transfer your airtime with friends and loved ones.
Fortunately, all Airtel prepaid customers are eligible for this service, all Airtel prepaid tariff plans are allowed and you can transfer limited times every time, as there is no limitation.
The Airtel transfer code or service is totally free of charge, and there is no limitation to the amount you can transfer in a day, a week, or in a month. Airtel confirmed that “This service is applicable for Airtel to Airtel subscribers.”
Airtel Nigeria also said you can earn an extra 4% when you buy airtime of N20,000 and above through the self-care app and share with customers using Me2U. Here are the benefits of using the Airtel me2u transfer code:
a. No service fee.
b. No limitation on the number of transactions.
c. No limitation on the amount that can be transferred
d. No subscription or step up required.
How to change Airtel 1234 default transfer pin?
Airtel transfer pin default pin is 1234.
To do that, please follow the below settings:
Go to your message box
New message and type in PIN 1234 New PIN
Send it to 432.
Let’s say you want your new code to be 8567 – Send the message like this PIN 1234 8567 to 432.
P.S You can also change your current Airtel transfer pin successfully, even if it is not the default pin.
Transfering Airtime or credit from your Airtel to another subscriber on Airtel is quick, but that does not mean you don’t a unique 4-digit pin, and you have to learn how to get yours.
But before we get down to the actual procedures, you must note that all registered prepaid Airtel lines come with 1234 as their default transfer PIN. Airtel does not allow subscribers to use this as a personal transfer pin.
Please don’t ask why, you should be able to guess it by now. For starters, the default 1234 Airtel transfer isn’t advisable to use, and Airtel doesn’t give it a go-ahead because someone can easily guess and use it to transfer their own money.
To make it simple, imagine every Guarantee Trust Bank account holder in the country is using a compulsory 1234 as its ATM pin for all customers.
There must be fraud every right? But making it a default pin can now give you the ability to change it to a unique non-guessable 4-digit code, which can be only decoded in one trillion guesses.
Back to Airtel, you must change the Airtel me2u transfer pin before you will be able to use the ME2U service.
How to change Airtel me2u transfer pin
There is another way of changing your transfer pin using the Airtel menu on your device:
*. Go to the Airtel menu
*. Click on Airtel Services
*. Select My Airtel Account
*. Select Me2u
*. Tap on Change Password
*. Enter your current password, and tap OK
*. Then enter your new password, and tap OK. That is it.
Note: This service is free of charge, as you really don’t have to pay for it.
How to transfer airtime on Airtel
There are different ways of transferring or sending airtime/credit from Airtel to Airtel.
Using the Airtel me2u code, you can quickly transfer credit from your Airtel to another customer who is also on the Airtel network. Probably, it may be your other SIM card, friend, or family member.
Using Dial-up action command
On your mobile phone using Airtel, follow the below procedures:
a. Dial *432# – Which will display (Welcome to Airtel Me2U)
b. Choose 1 (Airtel to Airtel)
c. Now enter the Airtel number you wish to transfer airtime to
d. Enter your PIN (4-digit transfer pin)
e. Select 1 for confirmation.
To quickly transfer airtime from Airtel to Airtel, dial *432*AIRTELNUMBER*AMOUNT# and send. (e.g. 080X XXX XXXX).
Go to Airtel menu services and follow up the settings below:
1. Tap on Airtel Services
2. Select My Airtel Account
3. Click on the Me2u tab
4. Select Send Airtime Credit
5. Inside the Send Naira Empty box, enter the amount to send and tap OK
6. Enter the recipient phone number inside the box of Send to number and tap OK
7. Now enter your Password (transfer pin) and tap OK
8. A pop-up will appear for you to confirm Send Airtime Credit, tap OK and that is it.
That is it, within a few seconds, you will receive a notification “SMS charged at N 0.00…” and in another second, you will receive a confirmation that the money has been sent. On the other end, the receiver will also receive the amount immediately.
How to transfer from money Airtel to Airtel using SMS
Fortunately, you can easily and quickly transfer airtime/credit on your Airtel SIM to another Airtel using the SMS option, follow the below step by steps guide to doing that:
a. Open your message box
b. Open new message box and type in – 2u [Phone Number] [Amount] [PIN] to 432. That is it.
Let’s say, you want to transfer N100 to Airtel number (080XXXXXXXX) and your transfer PIN is 8567. This is how you send the message: 2u 080XXXXXXXX 100 8567 to 432. Within a few seconds, you and the receiver will get a successful confirmation.
Before you dare to send airtime or credit from your Airtel to Airtel, please:
Do not disclose your transfer pin to someone, especially when you usually have a lot of airtime and data on your Airtel SIM card.
You must learn how to cross-check, re-check the person’s phone number for confirmation because you can’t reverse this message when sent. That means you can’t just call Airtel and tell them to cancel.