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Airtime transfer was introduced a few years ago and has grown to be very useful to mobile subscribers. However, with all those many short codes and numbers powering different network services, it’s easy to forget just what code does what and what number to send to.  So, we’ll be covering how to use MTN Share ‘N’ Sell for transferring credit to other MTN subscribers.

MTN, Share ‘N’ Sell

MTN Share ‘N’ Sell allows you to transfer a minimum amount of ₦50 to a maximum of ₦5,000 on each transaction. You also have a daily limit of ₦10,000.. To begin using Share ‘N’ Sell you first need to configure your Pin.

configuring your Pin

You can change your PIN at any time by sending an SMS with the format: ‘default PIN New PIN New PIN’ to 777. For example, send an SMS with ‘0000 1234 1234′ to 777. Or You can use the USSD code to change your PIN by dialing: *600*default PIN*New PIN* New PIN#. For example, dial *600*0000*1234*1234#.  

To transfer airtime, you can do so through SMS or USSD


Send an SMS with the format Transfer, Recipient’s Number, Amount and PIN to 777. For example, you can send an SMS with ‘Transfer 08031234567 1500 1234’ to 777. Upon sending this message, you will receive an SMS asking you to confirm that you want to make the transfer by sending an SMS with ‘YES’ to 777.


Dial *600*Recipient’s Number*Amount*PIN# on your phone and then click on send/press OK. For example, dial *600*08031234567*1500*1234# and then send/press OK. When the transfer has been completed, you will receive a message informing you that the transfer was successful.

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This article was first published on 22nd May 2018


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