How to Transfer Airtime on Airtel to Airtel Line

Transferring airtime is one of the activities that can be performed on Airtel. However, it has gotten to our notice that many subscribers and users of Airtel do not know how to transfer airtime on Airtel. In this article, we shall closely look at how to share airtime on Airtel and other networks. Keep reading!

Overview Of Airtel

Airtel is one of the most popular network providers in Nigeria, with over 60 million subscribers. Since its operation as a telecommunication network in Nigeria, it has been known for its stable network, lasting airtime and data, and good customer service.

How To Transfer Airtime On Airtel

Transferring airtime on Airtel is a simple act. You can do that within a few minutes. In this article section, we shall explain how to transfer airtime on Airtel using two methods. Kindly keep reading!

Method 1– Text Message

One way to transfer airtime on Airtel is via text message. To do that, follow the steps below;

  1. Go to your text inbox
  2. Type 2U (space) recipient’s phone number (space) airtime amount (space) transfer PIN.
  3. Send the message to 432.

For example;

The recipient number is 09027039957, the transfer PIn is 7777, and the airtime amount is N1,000. This is what you type;

“2U 09027039957 1000 7777” and then send to 432.

Method 2— USSD Code

Another method of transferring airtime on Airtel is using a USSD code. The steps below will guide you;

  1. Simply dial *432# on your phone.
  2. Select option 1, i.e., Airtel to Airtel.
  3. Enter the beneficiary’s Airtel Number.
  4. Enter the airtime amount to be transferred.
  5. Input your transfer Pin.
  6. Press okay or send.

After you must have pressed the send button, you will receive a message confirming that your transaction is successful. We encourage you to double-check the amount and recipient’s phone number to ensure they are correct.

Airtel Me2U

Airtel Me2U is a service offered by the Airtel telecommunication network to its users. This service enables Airtel users to transfer data or airtime to their friends and families without stress and within a few minutes. However, those families and friends must be using the Airtel network.

We can generally say that with Airtel Me2U, Airtel subscribers can transfer airtime to other Airtel subscribers from their prepaid account balance.

Read Too: How to Borrow Airtime From Airtel

Facts About Airtel Me2U

Before you can use Airtel Me2U service to transfer airtime as a subscriber, you have to note the following;

  1. The USSD code for transferring airtime on Airtel is *432*number*amount#
  2. The service fee is usually N10. This amount is deducted from your Airtel prepaid account balance.
  3. There are no limitations to transfers in a day.
  4. You can transfer more than N5000 in a day.
  5. No internet connection is needed.
  6. You can not transfer more than what is in your prepaid account balance.
  7. You can not transfer airtime when you have not paid your borrowed airtime.
  8. You can only transfer airtime from the Airtel line to the Airtel line.
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How To Generate A Transfer code Or Pin

To transfer airtime on Airtel, you need a transfer code. This will aid you extensively and also prevent fraud.

Every Airtel subscriber has a default transfer pin which is 1234. This PIN is essential for the authentication of your transfer during Me2U. And also valid for first-time transfers.

However, one can generate a Transfer Pin afterward which will be peculiar to the user. You can achieve this through two means;

Through Text Message

To change your default Airtel transfer code to your personal pin code, kindly do the following:

  • Go to the message box on your phone.
  • Click on create a new message.
  • Type and send PIN (space) Default Pin( space) New Pin to 432.

For instance, PIN 1234 4422 and send it to 432.

Through USSD Code

The other way to change your transfer Pin on the Airtel network is by dialing an Airtel-recognized USSD code.

To do this, follow the steps below,

  • Dial *432# on your phone dialer.
  • Select PIN Management.
  • Select option 1.
  • Input the old or default Pin;
  • Enter your new Pin;
  • Press OK/Send.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I activate my Airtel transfer code?

Every Airtel user has a default transfer code which is 1234. However, to avoid unsanctioned airtime transfers, it is crucial to generate a new code.

You can do that through text message or using the USSD code. Scroll up to learn more about these two methods of activating your Airtel transfer code.

How do I know my Me2U Pin on Airtel?

For clarity, you have a default pin already for transfer as an Airtel user. This pin is 1234. However, you can change it or generate a new one after the first transfer. This we have explained earlier.

What is Me2U Pin Code?

The Me2U pin code is a four-digit number that enables network users to transfer data or airtime to their friends and families. Each network has its Me2U pin code and how it can be generated.

For Airtel, the default code is 1234. Users can change or generate new ones by following the guidelines given in this article.

How do I transfer airtime to another number?

Transferring airtime to another number depends heavily on the network of the giver and that of the recipient. If both are Airtel users, the Airtel Me2U is advisable, and MTN Me2U if both are MTN users, likewise that of 9Mobile and Glo users.


To transfer airtime on Airtel, you either do that through text message or via USSD code. We took our time to explain them in the article, and we believe that you can comfortably do that. Do not forget to generate a new pin to avoid unsanctioned transfers.

Meanwhile, we will be in the comments section to answer any of your questions about this topic.