Airtime Transfer on Airtel in Nigeria

Do you wish to transfer airtime from one Airtel number to another? If yes, then we will show you how to do it in this article. Airtel is the second biggest telecommunications company in Nigeria. The company has changed ownership several times over the past few years, but it remains one of best in the country. If you are one of it’s customers, then you may be looking to do an Airtel airtime transfer. You may also be looking for the Airtel code to transfer airtime. You will find this information below. The ability to transfer airtime on Airtel is offered under what is referred to as the Me2U service.

How to transfer airtime on Airtel

To transfer airtime on Airtel in Nigeria, you need to take the following steps;

  1. On your phone, dial *142#
  2. Next, you need to choose the Transfer Airtime option
  3. Now, you need to enter the number of the person to whom you wish to send airtime.
  4. Finally, you need to confirm that you wish to go ahead with the transaction.

Transferring Airtel credit via SMS

You also have the option to send airtime to friends and family on the Airtel network using SMS. To do so, you need to do the following;

  1. Open Messages on your phone.
  2. Type in the following message; 2u (recipient’s number) (Amount) (PIN).
  3. Replace the sections in brackets with the relevant information; eg 2u 08073655323 1000 4543

Airtel airtime transfer code

The Airtel airtime transfer code is *142#. Dial that and choose the option to transfer airtime. From there, follow all the steps that are needed to complete your transaction. Knowing the Airtel code to transfer airtime allows you to quickly and easily send credit from one Airtel number to another.

Where do I get the PIN

You may have noticed that you are required to type in a PIN in the above method of doing an Airtel credit transfer. By default, all Airtel users have the default PIN is 1234 or if that does not work, try 0000.

You should change the default Airtel Airtime transfer PIN

This is something that you need to do right from the beginning. We gave the default Airtel transfer PIN above for the Me2U service. Everyone knows this PIN. So, if you don’t change it, somebody that gets hold of your phone can easily send themselves airtime. To change the Airtel Me2U code, you need to do the following;

  • Open Messages on your phone.
  • Write the following message; PIN default PIN new PIN. (eg PIN 1234 7633).
  • Send the message to 432.
  • You will now receive a message telling you that your new PIN has been set at.

The Me2U Service is great

We have already noted that the facility to do airtel to airtel airtime transfer is part of a service that Airtel refers to as the Me2U service. Under this service, you can only transfer airtime of no more than N5000. This is really a convenient service that every airtel user should be aware of. We have been writing several articles on this subject and we have discovered that only in Africa are these services prevalent. There is probably no airtime transfer service in America. Check out our article on how to transfer credit on 9mobile. Also check our article on how to transfer airtime for MTN in South Africa.

So, why Africa? Well, it probably has to do with our values as Africans. We share, whether we like it or not. We have big families and we turn to each other in time of need. So, if you are ever stranded, you will be assured that those around you can easily send you the much needed airtime so you can call whoever it is that you wish to call. Maybe you want to call your boyfriend in Lagos. You can ask your other boyfriend in Abuja to send you airtime. Once that’s received, you can then call the Lagos boyfriend or any of your other boyfriends who may be dotted around the country.

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