You might be attempting to send airtime to your loved ones using your MTN line, but the transaction is unsuccessful due to a PIN-related issue.

How to Get MTN Transfer Pin
How to Get MTN Transfer Pin

How to Get MTN Transfer Pin

This article will clarify how the MTN PIN system operates. We’ll address questions such as: What is the default MTN PIN? How can you change your MTN Transfer PIN? Before we delve into that, let’s first understand what MTN Share and Sell is.

What Does MTN Share and Sell Entail?

MTN Share and Sell provides a simple way to transfer or share airtime with your loved ones. Essentially, it enables you to send airtime directly from your current balance to another MTN line. It’s essential to note that you cannot send an amount exceeding your current balance. Initially, you’ll have a default PIN (0000), which you must replace with a personalised one for secure transfers. You can transfer up to NGN50,000.00 from your phone to either a single or multiple MTN accounts every day, with the transaction range being #50 to #5,000.

What Does the MTN Transfer PIN do?

The MTN Transfer PIN consists of four digits and acts as a security measure for your MTN Airtime. It’s required to authenticate airtime transfers.

What is the Default MTN Transfer PIN?

The default PIN for MTN Share and Sell is 0000. You need to change your PIN before utilising the Share and Sell service.

How to Change MTN Transfer Pin

To change your MTN Transfer PIN, you can follow these simple steps:

  • Send an SMS with your “Default PIN” “New PIN” “New PIN” to 321. For example, send an SMS with ‘0000 4321 4321‘ to 321.
  • Alternatively, you can change your PIN by dialing *321*Default PIN*New PIN* New PIN# on your phone and then press send/OK. For example, dial *321*0000*4321*4321# and then send/OK.

Immediately after changing your PIN using any of the options above, you will receive an SMS confirming that your PIN was changed successfully.

How to Transfer MTN Airtime Using MTN Transfer PIN?

Here’s how to transfer MTN airtime using your MTN transfer PIN:

Transfer via SMS:

  • Send an SMS with the following format: Transfer Recipient’s Number, Amount, and PIN to 321. For example, send ‘Transfer 08031234567 1500 4321’ to 321.
  • After sending the SMS, you will receive a confirmation message. Reply with ‘YES’ to confirm the transfer.

Transfer via USSD:

  • Dial *321*Recipient’s Number*Amount*PIN# on your phone and press send/OK. For example, dial *321*08031234567*1500*4321# and then send/OK.
  • Once the transfer is completed, you will receive a message confirming the successful transfer.

How to Retrieve MTN Transfer PIN

If you’ve forgotten your transfer PIN, there’s no need to worry. You can easily retrieve it by following these simple steps:

  • Open the messaging app on your phone.
  • Create a new message and type “YES”.
  • Send the message to 310.
  • Wait for a few minutes; MTN will reset your PIN to the default pin of 0000 and send you a text. You can then change the PIN again.

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