How to Send money from MTN Uganda to M-Pesa

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Sending money through mobile is now hassle-free. With this automated solution, the money is transferred in real-time; when the request hits the system.

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In 2016, MTN Uganda partnered with Kenya’s Safaricom to power cross-border regional Mobile money transfers. Since then, MTN Uganda mobile users have been able to send money to Safaricom’s M-Pesa customers and vice versa.

You too can now send MTN Mobile Money to your loved ones on Safaricom’s M-Pesa in Kenya with ease.

Here is what you need to send MTN MoMo to your friend on Safaricom’s M-Pesa

  • A registered MTN Uganda sim card
  • Mobile Money account (MoMo User)
  • You need to have money on your MoMo account, obviously hahaha, based on what you want to send.
  • A correct recipient number registered on M-Pesa.

How to send money from MTN Uganda to M-pesa

  1. Dial *165#
  2. Choose Option 1 (Send Money) & continue
  3. You select Option 2 (East Africa)
  4. Select Option 1 (Safaricom M-Pesa)
  5. Enter the recipient Number with the country code in the format 254XXX
  6. Confirm sending details, enter the PIN, and send.

M-Pesa users should not worry about receiving money in Ugandan currency, MTN makes sure that all recipients receive money in their native currency.  However, the sender should know that there are charges to these transactions. Charge taxes are inclusive in Ugandan Shillings and are automatically deducted on the process of a transaction.

You can also send money from MTN Uganda to MTN Rwanda. The fun doesn’t stop there, MTN Uganda enables transactions across EastAfrica (to Burundi and Tanzania) and also the rest of Africa.

Here is how to send mobile Money from MTN Uganda to Tanzania

  1. Dial *165#
  2. Choose Option 1 (Send Money) & continue
  3. You select Option 2 (East Africa)
  4. Select Option 3 (Tanzania)
  5. From the options listed, you can choose any (Airtel Tanzania, Vodacom Tanzania and Tigo Tanzania)
  6. Enter the recipient Number with the country code in the format 255XXX
  7. Confirm sending details, enter the PIN, and send.

Transfer charges from MTN Uganda Mobile money to M-pesa

Amount of money (UGX) to sendSending Charges
500 – 25001,000
2501 – 50001,150
5001 – 15,0001,400
15,001- 30,0001,650
30,001 – 45,0001,950
45,001 – 60,0002,250
60,001 – 125,0003,200
125,001 – 250,0005,000
250,001 – 500,0009,050
500,001 – 1,000,00017,200
1,000,001 – 2,000,00033, 450
2,000,001 – 4,000,00055,900
4,000,001 – 7,000,00061,100
Transaction charges

Daily transaction limit: UGX 7,000,000

Conclusion

To understand more about Mobile Money (rates, countries, agents, loans), click here.  Remittances remain the fastest and most cost-effective way for an MTN Mobile Money user to receive and transfer funds out of Uganda. Let us know in our comments what you think is the fastest efficient way of making transactions in this lockdown.