MTN offers one of the best and fastest internet data plan in the country. The company also allows you to transfer or share your active data with your friends and family. You can also request data for a loved one or with your other SIM. In this article, I will show you how you can share your activate data with anyone.
The process is simple and you don’t need a PIN to do it. Before we go into the steps involve, here are few things you need to know. The amount of data you can transfer at a time are 10MB, 50MB, and 100MB, and you must have at least 50MB in your data balance. The maximum number of times you can transfer data is twice daily, while the cumulative amount you can transfer at a given time and in a day is 100MB.
The service is free to use and you must understand that data shared will not enjoy bonus. That is, when the person sharing the data with you has a bonus offer, you that is receiving the shared data, will not be able to enjoy that bonus.
How to Gift MTN Data
You can access the service by dialing *131*7# on your phone, visiting myMTN App, sending SMS keyword, or dialing direct shortcodes for the respective options:
Transfer Data: You can now transfer from your existing Data Balance with your friends and family: Simply dial *131*Phone number* Data amount# or, text Transfer<space>Phone number<space>Data amount and to 131
Buy Data for a Friend: You can buy a specific bundle for that special friend and you will be charged from your airtime. Simply dial *131*Bundle Activation Code*Beneficiary’s Phone number#
Request Data from a Friend: Don’t get stranded or go without Data on your phone, you can now request for data from that Special friend. Simply dial *131*7*3#
View Pending Request: To check all your existing requests. Simply dial *131*7*4#
How do I check the balance of my gifted bundle?
You can check your data bundle balance by using the following methods
- SMS: Texting 2 to 131
- USSD: dialing *131*4#
- myMTN App