For quite a while now, MTN users have been searching for how to transfer airtime from MTN to other networks like Glo, 9Mobile, and Airtel. As an MTN user, the sole method for sending airtime to family and friends has involved sending the airtime to their MTN line. However, what if your friend or family member doesn’t use an MTN line? In that case, you wouldn’t be able to share your airtime balance with them.
Fortunately, there exists an application that can assist you in sending airtime from your MTN line to other networks such as Glo, Airtel, or 9mobile. In this article, I will guide you through the process of transferring airtime from your MTN line to another network, such as Glo, Airtel, or 9Mobile, within Nigeria.
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How to Transfer Airtime from MTN to Other Networks
You can send airtime from MTN to other networks, but with the help of an application called Tingtel. MTN, at the moment, does not have any code dedicated for sending airtime to other networks, as you would do from MTN to MTN.
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What is Tingtel Application?
In a nutshell, Tingtel is an application designed for Android smartphones, enabling individuals to purchase, sell and send airtime, fund external wallets, and clear bills utilizing airtime credits.
The airtime transfer feature on the Tingtel application, not just only allow you to send airtime to the same network, but it allows you to send airtime from one network to another network. This app serves as an alternative method to transfer airtime when MTN’s dedicated codes are not available for sending credit to networks other than MTN. With the Tingtel app, users can easily share their airtime with friends and family who are on different networks, making it a versatile and user-friendly option for cross-network airtime transfers.
How to Transfer Airtime from MTN to Another Network with Tingtel
- Download and Register: Begin by downloading and registering on the Tingtel App. Create an account to access its features.
N/B: While registering on Tingtel, use the same airtime transfer pin registered on your SIM card, for convenience during the airtime transfer process.
- Select Pay with Airtime: Once you have successfully registered on the app, login and select “Pay with Airtime” on the homepage
- Enter Recipient Number: Provide the recipient’s phone number – this can be either your own or someone else’s.
- Select Your SIM: Choose the specific SIM card you wish to use for the transaction within the app.
- Check Your Balance: Verify your airtime balance to ensure you have sufficient credits for the transfer.
- Choose Transfer Amount: Indicate the precise amount of airtime you intend to transfer and confirm the fee attached (Just 2%)
- Airtime Transfer to Tingtel Number: You’ll be prompted to transfer your airtime to a designated Tingtel number.
- Airtime Receipt and Credit: After Tingtel receives the airtime, the chosen line will be credited with the transferred amount.
- Transfer Completion: The airtime transfer is typically finalized within 3 minutes, ensuring a swift transaction process.
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- Ensure you have enough airtime before you start the airtime transfer process.
- Confirm the airtime transfer fee before proceeding.
- Ensure you have set your MTN transfer PIN before proceeding with the transfer
- Double-check the Phone numbers at each step to avoid the mistake of sending the airetime to a wrong phone line.
- Also ensure that you are on MTN Pulse tariff plan. Do you recently migrated to a new plan and fear that you will be charged? Here is How to Migrate to MTN Pulse for Free.
Transferring airtime from MTN to other networks in Nigeria is very much possible and feasible. By following the simple steps outlined in this guide, you can easily send a portion of your MTN airtime balance to family and friends on other networks like Airtel, Glo or 9Mobile. You can even send the credit to your own line on other networks. Remember to keep your transfer PIN secure and double-check all details before confirming each transfer.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I transfer airtime to any network from MTN?
Yes, you can transfer airtime from MTN to any other network in Nigeria using Tingtel app discussed in this article.
What if I enter the wrong transfer amount?
If you enter the wrong transfer amount, you will have to initiate a new transfer with the correct amount. The incorrect transaction will not be completed.
Is there a fee for airtime transfers?
Yes, a small service fee of 2% is usually deducted from the transfer amount as a fee for using the transfer service.
What happens if the recipient doesn’t receive the transferred airtime?
If the recipient doesn’t receive the transferred airtime, you should check your transaction history to ensure that the transfer was successful from your end. If it was, you should contact Tingtel customer support.
Can I reverse a transfer if I made a mistake?
No, once the transfer is confirmed and the airtime is sent, it cannot be reversed. Make sure to double-check all details before confirming the transfer.