How to Reset Transfer Pin on Mtn

MTN, a leading telecommunications provider, offers a convenient service that allows users to transfer airtime and credit to friends and family. To ensure the security of these transactions, MTN employs a Transfer PIN, which acts as a safeguard against unauthorized transfers.

How To Reset Transfer Pin on Mtn
How To Reset Transfer Pin on Mtn

However, there are times when you might forget How To Reset the Transfer Pin on Mtn. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of resetting your Transfer PIN on MTN.

What Is Mtn Transfer Pin

The MTN transfer PIN, also known as the MTN Share ‘n’ Sell PIN, is a security feature used by MTN, a telecommunications company, to protect and control the transfer of airtime or credit from one MTN subscriber to another. It is a four-digit PIN that acts as a password, ensuring that only the account holder can initiate and authorize the transfer of airtime. This feature is particularly useful for sharing mobile credit with family members, friends, or colleagues.

MTN Share

MTN Share (previously Share ‘N’ Sell) is a service that allows you to transfer airtime (credit) from your MTN account to the accounts of other MTN customers. However, it is available to all new and existing MTN prepaid and postpaid customers. You can now transfer airtime for free.

How to Reset Transfer Pin on Mtn

To change or reset the transfer pin on MTN share, follow the steps below:

You must first change the default PIN, which is 0000 before you can transfer airtime.

  • Send an SMS to 321 with the text “Default PIN New PIN New PIN”. Send an SMS to 321 with the text ‘0000 1234 1234’.
  • You can also change your PIN by dialing *321*Default PIN*New PIN*New PIN# on your phone and then pressing send/ok. For instance, dial *321*0000*1234*1234# followed by send/OK.

When you change your PIN using any of the options listed above, you will receive an SMS confirming that your PIN was successfully changed.

How to Transfer Airtime Using SMS

To transfer airtime with MTN, follow the steps below:

  • Send an SMS to 321 with “Transfer, Recipient’s Number, Amount, and PIN”. You can, for example, send an SMS to 321 with the text ‘Transfer Phone Number 1500 1234’.
  • You will receive an SMS after sending this message asking you to confirm that you want to make the transfer by texting ‘YES’ to 321.

How to Transfer Airtime Using USSD

On your phone, dial *321*Recipient’s Number*Amount*PIN# and then click Send/OK. For example, Dial *321*08031234567*1500*1234# and then send/OK.

When the transfer is finished, you will receive an SMS informing you that it was successful.

Facts About MTN Share

Here are some facts to note about MTN Share:

  • You can send money only in whole Naira amounts, not in smaller units like kobo. For instance, you can transfer NGN71.00, but not NGN71.99
  • The range for transfers is between NGN50.00 and NGN5,000.00 for a single transaction.
  • You’re allowed to transfer up to NGN50,000.00 from your phone to one or more MTN accounts each day.
  • There’s no limit on how many transactions you can do in a day.
  • If the amount you want to transfer exceeds the airtime balance in your MTN prepaid account, the transfer won’t go through, and you’ll see an error message.
  • If you’re a postpaid customer, you can only transfer airtime when your account has a positive balance. If your account balance is negative (e.g., N-300.00), you won’t be able to use MTN Share. Conversely, with a positive balance (e.g., N1,000.00), you can transfer airtime up to that available amount.

How to Transfer & Share Data on MTN

You can share data with MTN using the My MTN App. Follow the steps below to do that:

  • Open the MYMTN App.
  • Click on ‘view details’ below the column for buying data and airtime.
  • You will be led to a new page, choose the option labeled ‘share data’
  • Now, click ‘new number’
  • Now, enter the mobile number that you want to share the data, and choose the amount.
  • Click ‘share data’
  • Follow the remaining steps to share your data.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Default PIN?

The four-digit PIN code issued to you upon registration is to be used once for the purpose of activating your Account and you must immediately change to a PIN for security reasons.

How Do I Set Up Airtime Transfer?

Send an SMS to 321 with the transfer, recipient’s number, amount, and PIN to transfer airtime. For example, “Transfer 08031234567 1500 1234,”.

What Is the MTN Transfer Code For 2023?

For MTN Share, send the following

‘Transfer Recipient’s Number Amount PIN to 321 or dial *321*Recipient number*Amount*PIN#.


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