How To Change, Recover Forgotten MTN Transfer PIN

In order to secure transactions involving the MTN Share ‘N’ Sell package, MTN made provision for a unique transfer PIN that prevents pilferers from transferring your MTN data or Airtime without your knowledge. This article covers a comprehensive tutorial on how to change, recover forgotten transfer PIN.

Knowing how to manage the MTN transfer PIN service is imperative, as it will save you from a lot of stress, in times where there are irregularities.

Why you should change your MTN Transfer PIN

Having registered on the MTN Share ‘N’ Sell program, MTN sets your default transfer PIN to ‘0000’.

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The fact that there is a general default password for all Share N Sell accounts, means that there are high-chance pilferers who might try this default PIN. Nothing changing this default PIN puts you at risk of getting robbed.

How To Change MTN Transfer PIN

To change your MTN transfer PIN, send an SMS in the format ‘Default PIN New PIN New PIN‘ to 777.  E.g ‘000 4112 4112’ to 777.


Dial *777*Default PIN*New PIN* New PIN# E.g *777*0000*4112*4112#

Note: You are required to set a four-digit PIN

How To Recover Forgotten MTN Transfer PIN

There isn’t any dedicated USSD code or Text command to recovering your forgotten MTN Transfer PIN, however, to resolve a forgotten MTN transfer PIN, MTN subscribers can call MTN customer care on 180 to resolve the issue.

Also Read: How To Share Data on MTN: MTN DATA gifting

There you have it – you have just learned how to change MTN transfer PIN and also how to recover a forgotten transfer PIN. If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.

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