How to Buy Data or Airtime From MTN Mobile Money in Cameroon

Buying internet data or airtime from MTN Mobile Money in Cameroon is pretty straightforward and free. Since the conception of Mobile Money or MoMo in Cameroon, it has been well accepted, and it is easily the most used way of sending cash between Cameroonians and other networks.

Despite its dominance, cash placed in MTN Mobile Money accounts can be hacked if not properly secured. A weak MTN mobile money pin or a phishing call from a scammer or fraudster is all it takes.

Are you making a call that gets interrupted by the voice that says, “sorry, you have no call minutes or credit in your MTN account”? Well, don't worry. You no longer have to walk to a mobile shop to purchase MTN airtime before you can continue. You can now use your MTN Mobile Money wallet to make that airtime purchase.

How to Buy Data or Airtime From MTN Mobile Money in Cameroon?

To purchase airtime, data bundles, or credit using MTN Mobile Money, follow these steps:

  1. Dial the USSD code *126#.
  2. Select the third option that corresponds to "Buy Airtime/Data Bundles)
  3. Choose number 1 for airtime/credit refill or number 2 to purchase MTN internet bundles
  4. Enter the amount you wish to spend
  5. Enter mobile number if you are sending to another MTN subscriber.
  6. Type in the MTN mobile number a second time.
  7. Enter your five-digit MTN MoMo secured pin to confirm the transaction.
  8. Your MTN account balance will be credited with the airtime or data bundle.

I do not Own an MTN or Orange Mobile Money Account; what do I do?

If you wish to purchase credit online without using your mobile money account:

  • Contact our online MTN Cameroon Recharge service to purchase airtime or credit at no extra cost. You can even pay by Bitcoin. Read more about this service here.
  • Your account will be credited in less than five (5) minutes after your secure payment.

App to Buy Data or Airtime Credit From Mobile Money

The MyMTN app is a codeless solution for airtime purchases with free 1GB of high-speed data. Benefit from this offer through this link.


The emergence of mobile money in Cameroon has simplified cashless transactions. Despite its caveats, MTN Momo remains a convenient mobile solution for the average consumer.

Read: How to send and receive Mobile Money between networks in Cameroon (MTN and Orange)

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