How to Easily Share Data on MTN (Step by Step Guide)

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Several people have wondered and searched through the Internet if they can just stumble on articles or guides on the best ways to share your MTN internet data bundle with friends and families. Well, we have designed this guide just for that. The best ways for MTN subscribers to share their data in MB and GB easily using just one simple USSD code.

Note: This service is basically for those who have existing data on their MTN SIM and wants to share it with other people.

How to Share Data on MTN

Approach 1: Share Data with MTN Data Gifting

MTN Data gifting is back and better, with this service, you can send data bundle and simply pay for the Data bundle on their behalf.

Listed below are the steps to share data on your MTN network;

  • Firstly, dial *123*3#, then reply with 7.
  • A list of options will be made available which includes transfer data from your data balance, buy for a friend, or even request data from a friend.
  • Select the alternative you wish to go for.
  • Supply your friend’s MTN number, then select the amount of data you would like to share with the friend.

Note: Using this approach, you can only share data twice daily and the maximum data you can share daily is 200MB.

Approach 2: Share Data on MTN (for postpaid subscribers)

For Postpaid subscribers, follow these steps to share data on MTN

Step 1: Activate an applicable (for postpaid subscribers) data plan.

Step 2: Register for MTN Data Share by dialing *131*2*1# or text REG to 131. After this, you will receive your security PIN.

Step 3: Ensure you change the system generated PIN to a new PIN you can easily remember using the *131*2*5# or by texting Change OLD PIN NEW PIN NEW PIN to 131. i.e Change 0000 1234 1234 to 131. Where 0000 is the old PIN and 1234 is your new PIN.

Step 4: Once your security pin is changed, the next step is to add beneficiaries to your MTN shared Data Bundle account via USSD menu *131*2*3# or by texting Add to 131. You can add up to 5 beneficiaries.

Step 5: After adding beneficiaries, you will be able to share your available data bundle with the added beneficiaries by sending the keyword Share to 131 or simply dial USSD code *131*2*4#

NOTE: Approach 2 works for postpaid subscribers only and only possible for the Data Plans listed below:

  1.     250MB + 125MB = 375MB | N1,300 | *109# | 30 Days
  2.     500MB + 250MB = 750MB | N2,000 | *110# | 30 Days
  3.     1GB + 500MB = 1.5GB | N3,500 | *111# | 30 Days
  4.     3GB + 1.5GB = 4.5GB | N6,500 | *129# | 30 Days
  5.     5GB + 2.5GB = 7.5GB | N8,000 | *101# | 30 Days

Approach 3: Share MTN SME Data

This is a prepaid service in which business owners buy data bundles and share with people.  This service is specifically designed for growing businesses offering them the ability to centrally manage internet usage per staff across their business with the name Short-Medium Enterprise (SME).

To use this service, you are required to first migrate to the MTN SME Plus tariff plan by texting 460 to 131.

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