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[Tutorial] How to transfer airtime / credit on Airtel

(This post was last modified: 11-09-2015, 01:14 PM by hovatek. )

Me2U is an airtime-sharing service. It enables you to top up mobile phones of your friends, and family members directly from your own mobile phone.


24-hour availability: airtime can be sent anytime of the night or during the day
Airtime can be sent in any denomination whether its Ushs 100 or Ushs 2000
You can top up on behalf of family members or friends

How to transfer airtime

There are two ways of sending airtime:

Method 1

This applies to SIM cards that have been updated and are 32K SIM cards.

* On your menu select SMS menu
* Under SMS menu there is a Me2U feature, clicking the Me2u feature gives you two options:
Send airtime
Change password
* Select the send airtime option, write the required denomination, then the password and then ok.

Method 2

For 16K SIM cards

Go to messages, select Write message, then type:

2u[space]<phone number>[space]<amount>[space]<password>

For example to send Ushs 4000 to 075 2600235
Simply type:

2u 2600235 4000 1234

and send the sms to 132. You can choose to transfer any amount. The default password is 1234. You should change the default password to a new 4-digit number, which only you know.

How to change your password

Method 1

This applies to SIM cards that have been updated and are 32K SIM cards.

Select change password, enter your current password (Default, i.e. 1234) Then you will be required to enter a new password and you confirm it.
For example to change Pin to 5678
Type 1234
New password = 5678
Confirm new password = 5678
Then press Ok.

* The password is for security purposes. It is advisable to change the default password to a password of your choice.

Method 2

For 16K SIM cards

Select messages on your menu, opt for write messages. Type in the message below:

Pin [space]<old password>[space]<new password>

For example for change your password from 1234 to 5678
Simply type:

Pin 1234 5678

and send the sms to 132.


The normal sms rate applies for every transfer made.
Customers can change their old SIM cards with the new ones at airtel offices.
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