How to activate or change MTN transfer PIN

How to activate or change MTN transfer PIN – With MTN share, subscribers can to transfer or share airtime from MTN accounts to other MTN line without uses of physical vouchers or cards. All you need is to have a transfer PIN and airtime in place to carry out this transaction.

Setting up and activating your MTN transfer PIN code is essential for ensuring secure and convenient mobile transactions. That is why it’s ideal you learn how you can activate your PIN and understand the steps to change it and transfer when the needs arise.

The purpose of this content is to learn o to activate and change MTN Transfer PIN before you can send call credit as Nigeria, you will also learn MTN default PIN ,how to Retrieve MTN Transfer PIN

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Firstly What is MTN default PIN

Changing your MTN default PIN is a simple and straightforward process that allows you to securely transfer airtime to your friends and family. The default PIN is 0000 as given by the telecom company to it customers.

How to change MTN default Transfer PIN using USSD Code

To begin, you will need to dial *321* your default PIN* your new PIN* your new PIN# on your mobile phone. Your default PIN is usually set as 0000, so you will need to replace this with a new four-digit PIN of your choice.

Example,Let assume you want to change your default pin to 5656 , all you need is to dial *321*0000*5656*5656#.

Read: MTN Share: How to transfer airtime(credit) from MTN line to other MTN customer accounts.

Once you have entered the activation code on your phone, you will receive a confirmation message from MTN indicating that your transfer PIN has been successfully activated.

Make sure to keep your new PIN secure and do not share it with anyone to prevent fraudulent activities on your account. You can now proceed to make transfers of airtime and data to any MTN number with ease using your new  PIN.

It is important to choose a PIN that is easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess to protect your account from unauthorized transfers.


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Change MTN PIN using  SMS

To change your MTN default PIN to another via SMS, you are required to;

Send a short message [OldPin-Newpin-Newpin] to 321 using your MTN line.
You should receive a success message afterward.

For instance, let’s say you want to change the old Pin which is 0000 to a new pin you have in mind “5656”.

All you should do is send 0000 5656 5656 to 321 (make sure there is a space between the old pin and the new pin).

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How to Transfer airtime on MTN using SMS

To transfer airtime, send an SMS with the transfer, recipient’s number, amount, and PIN to 321.

For example: “Transfer 09034321675 1500 1234.” After sending this message, you will receive an SMS requesting you confirm that you want to make the transfer by texting “YES” to 321.

How to transfer airtime on MTN using USSD

To transfer airtime using the USSD, dial *321*Recipient’s Number*Amount*PIN# on your phone and then click on send button.

Example, dial*321*09034321675*1500*1234# and then send. When the transfer is finished, you will receive a message alerting you that it was successful.


In conclusion, activating your MTN transfer PIN is a quick process that allows you to conveniently send airtime to your loved ones in times of need. By following the simple steps provided here, you can easily set up your transfer PIN and start making transfers without any hassle.

Remember to keep your PIN secure and avoid sharing it with others to protect your account from unauthorized access

I hope this post settle your question on How to Activate MTN Transfer PIN. We welcome your contribution and recommendation at the comment box.


Meet Ogbeide Frank, popularly known as perere, a blogger who loves writing about finance and Tech. He studied Business administration at the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma and Mobile Communication at Orange College Malaysia .Frank have worked as a banker and consultant in variety of Nigeria agencies


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