How to Transfer Airtel Airtime to Another SIM with Easy Steps

Filed in Articles by on March 28, 2023


Airtel offers a quick, easy, and convenient way to transfer airtime, whether you’re using a feature phone or a smartphone. Are you looking to transfer airtime to your loved ones, friends, or colleagues on the Airtel network? This post will guide you on how to transfer airtime on Airtel.

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Airtel is one of the largest telecommunications companies in Nigeria with various branches nationwide. Interestingly, they have close to 60 million subscribers and they are known for their cheap data plan. 

Also, Airtel network service allows you to transfer airtime from one Airtel number to another without stress.

Airtel as a company always puts its customers first when it comes to giving satisfactory services. Also, letting customers know how to transfer data wasn’t left out.


As you keep on reading, you will know how to transfer airtime to an Airtel user using your phone. In addition, transfer airtime on Airtel is called ‘Airtel Me2U’.


What is Airtel Me2U

Transferring airtime to another Airtel line is also known as airtime sharing or Me2U. Also, Airtel Me2U is a service that allows you to send airtime to other Airtel customers on the same network.

In addition, the service is available for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers and is a great way to help your loved one’s stay connected.

Also, note that Airtel Me2U is only eligible for Airtel users only. Airtel Me2U has made the transferring of credit easier to share with both friends and family.

However, Airtel Me2U can’t allow a user to transfer more than N5000 per day.

Tips for Transferring Airtime on Airtel

There are some tips you need to know before transferring airtime on Airtel. Here are some tips to keep in mind when transferring airtime on Airtel:

1. Make sure you have enough airtime in your account before initiating a transfer

2. Always double-check the recipient’s phone number to avoid sending airtime to the wrong person

3. Create a strong transfer PIN and keep it confidential to avoid unauthorized transfers

4. If you’re having trouble transferring airtime, contact Airtel customer care for assistance.

Methods of Transferring Credit on Airtel

how to transfer airtime on airtel

There are two ways or methods of transferring credit on Airtel. Here are the ways:

1. You can transfer your airtime on Airtel by using the USSD code

2. Also, you can share airtime on Airtel by using SMS

How to Transfer Airtime on Airtel Through USSD Code

You can share airtime on Airtel using the USSD Code. Here are the steps to follow when using a USSD code for your Airtel transfer.

1. Dial *432# .

2. Select transfer Airtime.

3. Then you enter the number of the recipient.

4. Input your Me2U pin.

5. After putting your Me2U pin, confirm your transfer by entering 1.


How to Transfer Airtime on Airtel Through SMS

1. Open your message app.

2. Next, you send a message containing 2u [Phone Number] [Amount] [PIN] to 432.

Here is a practical example: if you wish to transfer ₦500 to 08012345678 — and your PIN is 4123. You open your text message app and send the message 2u 08012345678 500 4123 to 432.

Also, note that for every Airtel Me2U successful transaction, it will cost only N10. However, the user will be charged for inquiry SMS and “PIN” changes.

In addition, after sending the text, and the receiver hasn’t seen it after 24 hours, you can call Airtel customer care to report the issue.

How you can Change Default Airtel Me2U PIN

To change your Airtel Me2U pin, open your text message app and text [PIN]space[DEFAULT PIN]space[NEW PIN] to 432

Here’s a practical example: If you change your default Airtel Me2U pin to 3456. Simply text PIN 0000 3456 to 432.

Airtel Credit me Service

The Airtel Credit me service allows you to request airtime and then pay for it on your next recharge.

This is a great feature because you can also request airtime from your friends or family on the Airtel network. To do this, just dial *141*8*recipient number#.

CSN Team.


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