How to change your Glo Transfer PIN for Airtime

In the realm of mobile telecommunications, having a secure and reliable method to transfer airtime is essential. Globacom, popularly known as Glo, offers its customers a Transfer PIN system that allows for seamless transfer of airtime between users.

Activating your GLO transfer PIN is essential if you want to securely send airtime to family and friends or transfer credits between accounts. The Personal Identity Number is needed to finalize the transfer when you are sharing airtime on your  line.

You have to Choose a strong, memorable PIN that’s difficult to guess. it’s better to Avoid using birth dates or consecutive numbers but it should be easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess.Once you have entered your new PIN, you will receive a confirmation message that your GLO transfer PIN has been successfully activated.

This article aims to guide Glo users on the process of changing their Glo Transfer PIN for airtime transactions. By understanding the importance of maintaining a secure PIN, following the necessary steps, and implementing best practices, users can ensure a smooth and secure transfer experience.

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Why You Should Change Your Glo Transfer PIN


Here are several compelling reasons to change your Glo Transfer PIN for Airtime:

  • Enhanced Security: A strong, unique PIN significantly boosts the security of your airtime transfers. Think of it like a lock on your airtime. Without the correct PIN, anyone who gets hold of your phone can’t transfer your credit. This reduces the risk of unauthorized transactions in case of theft, loss, or someone seeing your old PIN.
  • Peace of Mind: Changing your PIN regularly, especially if you suspect someone might have seen it, gives you peace of mind. You can confidently share airtime with loved ones knowing only authorized individuals can complete transactions using your PIN.
  • Reduced Worry: Knowing your airtime is protected by a strong PIN prevents unnecessary worry in situations where your phone might be misplaced or fall into the wrong hands.
  • Prevents Accidental Transfers: A strong PIN helps avoid accidental transfers if you mistakenly initiate an airtime transfer process. You’ll still need the correct PIN to confirm the transaction.
  • Limits Misuse: The default Glo Transfer PIN is often 00000. If someone finds your phone and knows this default PIN, they could easily transfer your airtime. Changing the PIN prevents this.

In essence, changing your Glo Transfer PIN is a simple yet crucial step that significantly enhances the security of your airtime. It takes just a few minutes and offers considerable peace of mind.

How to change your Glo Transfer PIN

Here’s how to change your Glo Transfer PIN for Airtime:

Using USSD Code:

  1. Open your mobile phone’s dialer app.
  2. Dial *132# followed by your current 5-digit Glo Transfer PIN * followed by your desired new 5-digit PIN * followed by your desired new 5-digit PIN again #.

For example, if your current PIN is 00000 and you want to change it to 12345, you would dial:

  1. Press the call button to initiate the request.

Upon successful change, you should receive a confirmation message from Glo stating that your transfer PIN has been modified.

Important Reminders:

  • Ensure you enter the correct current PIN and choose a new, easy-to-remember PIN that you haven’t used before.
  • Keep your new PIN confidential and avoid sharing it with anyone.
  • This method is the most common and convenient way to change your Glo Transfer PIN.

Alternative Method: Contact Glo Customer Care

If you’re unable to use the USSD code or prefer assistance, you can contact Glo customer care:

  1. Dial 300 from your Glo line.
  2. Follow the prompts to connect with a customer service representative.
  3. Explain that you want to change your Glo Transfer PIN.
  4. The representative will guide you through the process or complete the change on your behalf for verification purposes.

Read: Glo EasyShare : How to transfer Airtime from Glo line

Frequently Asked Questions about Glo Transfer PINs


What to do if I forget my Glo Transfer PIN?

If you forgot your Glo Transfer PIN, Simply dial *132*DefaultPIN*NewPIN*NewPIN# on your phone. For example, if your default PIN is 1234 and you want to change it to 5678, you’d dial *132*1234*5678*5678#.

Can I change my Glo Transfer PIN online?

No, currently you cannot change your Glo Transfer PIN directly online through the Glo website or mobile app, Glo offers two methods to change your PIN:

  1. Using USSD Code: This is the most common and convenient method. Dial 132 followed by your current 5-digit PIN * followed by your desired new 5-digit PIN * followed by your desired new 5-digit PIN again #. For example, if your current PIN is 00000 and you want to change it to 12345, you would dial: 132000001234512345#.

  2. Contacting Glo Customer Care: Dial 300 from your Glo line and speak with a customer service representative who can guide you through the process or change the PIN for you after verification.

What is Glo default PIN

The default Glo Transfer PIN is 00000. This is the initial PIN assigned to all new Glo SIM cards for the purpose of airtime sharing.


Read: Glo data Gifting: How to share and transfer data to another Glo line

Can I transfer airtime from Glo to MTN?

Unfortunately, as of today, April 10, 2024, it is not possible to directly transfer airtime from Glo to MTN or any other network in Nigeria. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) implemented a policy that restricts airtime transfers between different mobile networks.

Here’s a quick rundown:

  • No Direct Transfers: You can’t use USSD codes, SMS, or the Glo mobile app to send airtime directly from your Glo line to an MTN number.

Alternatives for Sharing Credit:

  • Gifting a Recharge Card: You can purchase a physical MTN recharge card and give it to the person you want to share credit with
  • .

How to gift Glo data

You can share Glo data in two ways:

1. Gifting a Data Plan

  • Purchase for Others: You can buy a data plan for a friend or family member with a Glo line for immediate use.
    • USSD: Dial *312# these subsequent steps:
      1. Select option 1 (‘Buy Data’)
      2. Select option 2 (‘Gift Data’)
      3. Choose a data plan to gift
      4. Enter the recipient’s phone number
      5. Confirm the purchase
      1. Use your Glo SIM to access [invalid URL removed] through your device’s web browser.
      2. Find the Data Gifting option and follow the steps on the screen.

2. Data Sharing

  • Share Your Subscription: Allow other Glo users to use your existing data subscription.
    • Adding Friends & Family: Dial *312#
    • Select option 1 (‘Buy Data’)
    • Select 3 to share data

Important Notes:

  • Charges: Gifting data might incur fees in addition to the cost of the data plan.
  • Eligibility: The recipient must be on the Glo network.
  • Limits: You can add up to 5 people to share your existing data subscription.
  • Removal: To remove someone from your data sharing list, dial 12701*[Friend’s Glo Number]# or send “Remove [Friend’s Glo Number]” to 127.


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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