Février 2021 —

Mobile money Uganda: send money abroad

You live abroad and want to send money to friends and family in Uganda? Don’t worry it’s possible with Uganda mobile money services. In this article, we introduce you to mobile money, the services that provide it in Uganda, and the simple and offer of Monisnap.

Mobile money Uganda: presentation

Mobile money enables you to store, send and receive money using your mobile phone. Simply by using your phone or tablet, you can make financial transactions in over 80 countries. This is mostly popular in Asia and Africa, but it is reaching other parts of the world lately. It is an excellent alternative to bank accounts.

Mobile money is safe and simple to use. You can use it anywhere, if you have a phone signal.

In Uganda, there are 5 big mobile money service providers: MTN Mobile Money from MTN, M-Sente from UTL, Airtel Money from Airtel, Warid Pesa from Warid and Orange money from Orange Telecom.

If you intend to use mobile money in Uganda, you should know that mobile money is provided by your telephone operator  regardless of your package (prepaid or monthly payment).

Here are some of the largest money operators:

  • MTN: Thanks to its MTN mobile money service, the south-African company is a major player in the telecommunications field. It delivers mobile money service to 15 countries in the world.
Mobile money Uganda: money transfer
Mobile money Uganda
  • Airtel money: It is a major player in the mobile network service providers market in India. The company has an important customer base in India. Airtel has expanded its services from network services to e-wallet.
Mobile money Uganda: best offers
Mobile money Uganda

Mobile money Uganda: how it works

In Uganda by June 2011, the mobile phone subscription had reached 14 million. 

Mobile money transfer is possible anytime. You can send and receive money 24h/7. If you want to send mobile money to Uganda, make sure to follow these steps:

  1. Ask for the receiver’s account number. It is generally their phone number.
  2. Ask for their operator mobile money service. To send mobile money to Uganda, there’s services like Airtel, MTN, M-Pesa etc.
  3. Send money and pay
  4. The receiver gets the money directly in their mobile account. They are notified in their phone once the money is received.

Send mobile money on an Airtel wallet

To send mobile money to Uganda via Airtel, you need to check if you are an Airtel consumer. Creating an Airtel needs this condition. In addition to this, you need to have an ID card or ID paper. To create your Airtel account, you need a smartphone or a computer to use the Airtel mobile money app or join the website on the internet.

Here are the steps to follow :

  1. Open your Airtel app on your smartphone (you can also go to the website)
  2. Inform your mobile number
  3. Choose the ID proof you want to use in order to identify
  4. Enter the ID document regarding the one you chose
  5. Verify OTP (Airtel Uganda mobile money code)

Your Airtel wallet was created! You’ll now be able to send and receive mobile money to Uganda, following the instructions. You can do this both on the app or the website and you can even pay your bills via your Airtel wallet.

Send mobile money on a MTN wallet

You can of course send MTN mobile money if you’d like. The operators gives you two options:

  1. You can go to an MTN MoMo customer corner with a valid ID (National ID card, driving licence, passport) and a registered MTN SIM card.
  2. You can also open your MTN MoMo account yourself from your phone:
  • Log on to MTN Mobile Money official website.
  • Click on “Register”.
  • Enter your username which is your phone number and preferred Mobile Money Pin.
  • Enter the captcha displayed. You’ll receive a one-time password to your phone.
  • Enter the one-time password.
  • Create your own password or keep the one generated for you.
  • Click on “Continue”.

Need to send mobile money?

Monisnap, the money transfer free and fair!

Your first transfer is free!

Send mobile money in Uganda fast and free with Monisnap

The easiest way to send mobile money in Uganda is Monisap! Monisnap is a money transfer service that enables you to send money in more than 100 countries.

Monisnap's purpose is to allow you to make money transfers in a simple, fast, secure and fair way.

Sending mobile money using the Monisnap application is a simple and secure way to transfer money to an Mpesa or Airtel wallet holder in Uganda.

You just have to: 

  • Download the Monisnap app and create your account 
  • Choose the country you want to send money in 
  • Choose the amount you want to send
  • Enter your beneficiary’s mobile phone number

That’s it! Your beneficiary receives the money in an instant directly on his wallet. He may pay with his phone in his country or withdraw the money in cash.
Still not convinced? Remember, your first mobile money transfer is FREE. If you want to send more money later, it will only cost you 0.99£ per transfer, whatever the amount you want to send, try it now!

⚡️ What is mobile money?

Mobile money enables you to store, send and receive money using your mobile phone. Simply by using your phone or tablet, you can make financial transactions in over 80 countries.

💡 What are the largest mobile money service operators in Uganda?

In Uganda, there are 5 big mobile money service providers: MTN Mobile Money from MTN, M-Sente from UTL, Airtel Money from Airtel, Warid Pesa from Warid and Orange money from Orange Telecom.

💰 How can you send mobile money to Uganda?

If you want to send mobile money to Uganda, make sure to follow these steps:


  1. Ask for the receiver’s account number. It is generally their phone number.

  2. Ask for their operator mobile money service. To send mobile money to Uganda, there’s services like Airtel, MTN, M-Pesa etc.

  3. Send money and pay

  4. The receiver gets the money directly in their mobile account. They are notified in their phone once the money is received.

💸 How much will it cost to send mobile money via Monisnap?

To send money to Uganda via mobile using Monisnap, it will cost you only 0.99 pounds. The first transfert is free!

Yannis Rahal


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