A number of people have asked us how to transfer their Econet airtime to another number.
Many have said that a method they used to rely on (sending a message to 31117) doesn’t work anymore. Other have complained that they are asked for a pin when they use the new method *111#.
For the sake of simplicity, we show here how to easily transfer airtime if you’re an Econet subscriber.
First, you are required to create what Econet calls a Self Care account before you’re able to start transferring airtime.
These are the steps to create the account:
Steps to create the airtime transfer account. If you have never transferred airtime then start at step 1 which will enable you to create your account first.
If you already have an account then start at step
- Dial *111#
This will get you the menu to create an account
- Select Option 1: My Account
This is the option in the USS menu to for creating your account
- Follow prompts to create a 4-digit pin.
Remember that pin as you will need it whenever you are transferring airtime.
- Dial *111# to get to USSD Menu
Start with this option if you already have a pin.
You will see the menu below. Select option 3. Transfer Airtime
- Enter Pin
You will now be asked for that pin you chose above. Enter it
- Enter Receiving number
After tapping on “send” you will be asked to enter the receiving number.
- Enter amount to be transferred
Next you will then enter the amount of airtime to be transferred. Note that the minimum amount of airtime to be transferred is $1. There’s also a daily maximum limit.
A graphic by Econet on How To Transfer airtime
We also have a full list of the Econet USSD codes here.
Please note that it is not currently possible to transfer airtime to a different network. However, is you’re a NetOne subscriber, here’s a guide on how to transfer NetOne airtime.
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