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How to Transfer Credit and Data From One MTN Line to Another MTN Line

On the MTN network, you can share airtime and data with loved ones and friends using ‘MTN Share’ which was formerly called ‘Share ‘N’ Sell.

According to MTN, MTN Share is a service that allows you to transfer airtime(credit) from your MTN Line to another MTN line.

The MTN Share comes with a PIN feature and before you can transfer either airtime(credit) or data to another MTN line, you would have to change the default PIN.

To Change your MTN Share PIN:

  • Send an SMS with your Default PIN New PIN New PIN to 777. For example, send an SMS with ‘0000 1234 1234’ to 777.
  • You can also change your PIN by dialing *777*Default PIN*New PIN* New PIN# on your phone and then click on send/press ok. For example, dial *777*0000*1234*1234# and then send/OK.

How to transfer airtime using both SMS and USSD:

  • Send an SMS with Transfer, Recipient’s Number, Amount and PIN to 777. For example, you can send an SMS with ‘Transfer 08031234567 1500 1234’ to 777.
  • Upon sending this message, you will receive an SMS asking you to confirm that you want to make the transfer by sending an SMS with ‘YES’ to 777.
  • Dial *777*Recipient’s Number*Amount*PIN# on your phone and then click on send/press OK. For example, dial*777*08031234567*1500*1234# and then send/OK. When the transfer has been completed, you will receive a message informing you that the transfer was successful.

How to transfer Data using both SMS and USSD:

  • Dial *131*2*1# or text REG to 131; to register for MTN Data Share, you will receive a unique security PIN
  • You are required to change the system generated PIN to a new PIN they can easily remember by dialling*131*2*5# or by texting Change OLD_PIN NEW_PIN NEW_PIN to 131. E.g Change 0000 1234 1234 to 131. Where 0000 is old PIN and 1234 is your new PIN.
  • After changing the PIN, you are required to add beneficiaries to your MTN shared Data Bundle account via USSD menu *131*2*2# or by texting Add <MSISDN> <PIN> to 131. You can add up to 5 beneficiaries.
  • Once you have added beneficiaries, you (the sponsor) will be able to share your available data bundle among the added beneficiaries by sending the keyword Share <PIN> to 131 or simply dial USSD code *131*2*3#.

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