Do you wish to find out how to transfer airtime from MTN to Vodacom? Is it even possible to share airtime between the 2 networks? We often get requests from people looking at how to share airtime across the various networks in South Africa. Maybe you are looking for this information because a friend, colleague or relative is stranded and you want to give them airtime. Unfortunately, you are on different networks. One of you is on MTN and the other person is on Vodacom. So, what do you do in this instance?
Can you Transfer Airtime from MTN to Vodacom?
It’s not possible to transfer airtime from MTN to Vodacom. Airtime can only be shared between people on the same network. There are a number of reasons why that is the case. For one thing, MTN and Vodacom are 2 different networks. They have different pricing structures. They are also always running promotions and other deals.
That makes it rather difficult to determine what is what in terms of the value of airtime to be transferred. To be sure, it would probably not be an impossible task for any 2 networks to work together to make airtime transfers possible. However, that is unlikely to happen any time soon.
What can you do?
Airtime cannot be shared between MTN and Vodacom. So, what can you do? Well, the best option would be to find someone on the same network as your intended recipient who can do the transfer on your behalf. It may also be practical to look at getting those close to you to be on the same network.
That’s particularly the case if they are always looking to you for help with things such as airtime. We have previously written an article on how to port from MTN to Vodacom. We have another article for those interested in moving from Vodacom to MTN.
The great thing about porting is that it allows you to retain your number. So, you and your loved ones can safely be on the same network without having to worry about losing your number. That’s probably the best solution in this case. Another benefit of being on the same network is that you can send and receive money using any of the mobile money offerings that are out there.