How to Transfer Data on MTN – How to Share Data on MTN

If you have lots of MTN Data’s and want to share it, MTN has made it easier. You can now transfer data on MTN network for free. Here’s a simple and straight to the point guide on how to transfer data on MTN.

The MTN Data share has some amazing inventories that most MTN users are not aware of. Seriously, Few minutes ago, I was not even aware that you can actually request data from a friend on the MTN network. With the power of the *131#, it’s now impossible to stay without data if you have friends that can buy data for you, send MTN data to you, or if you request for an MTN Data, will be gracious enough to approve your request.

Recommended: How to Transfer Airtime on MTN.

Sharing, sending or requesting data on MTN is called “MTN Data Gifting“.

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MTN’s Gift Data service allows you to transfer data from your active data balance to your friends, buy data for friends, and request data from your friends. In essence, you can use the service to send and buy data bundles for your other smart phones, modems and tablets.

All customers on the MTN network can access the Data Gifting service

How to Transfer Data on MTN.

Here’s the easiest method of transferring data on MTN to another MTN line stresslessly. Another reason why the MTN data share of gifting is amazing is that it’s 100% free.

To start gifting MTN data to your friends, family members or anyone, note that there are three ways to achieving this.

  1. Using myMTN App.
  2. SMS Method.
  3. Using USSD/Shortcode.

How to Transfer Data on MTN.

To transfer or share from your existing  Data Balance with your friends and family, simply dial *131*reciepient phone number* Data amount#. For example, let’s say you want to transfer 500MB to 08031234567, to ensure your data transfer is successful, dial *131*08031234567*500#.

Ensure you check the number carefully before dialing the above code, because it’s automatic and you won’t be asked to confirm it.

Using SMS Method.

If you don’t want to use the USSD or Shortcode method, then you can try the SMS method. To do this, simply send an SMS containing the following command: Transfer<space>Phone number<space>Data amount and to 131.

For example: let’s say you want to transfer 500MB to 08031234567, the right way to doing this via SMS is this. Transfer 08031234567 500 and send it to 131.

How to Buy Data for a Friend.

If you don’t have enough data to share or want to buy data for a friend, it’s easy. You can buy a specific bundle for that special friend and the amount will be charged from your airtime. Simply dial *131*Bundle Activation Code*Beneficiary’s Phone number# and send it.

How to Request Data from a Friend.

Certainly, we all have that one friend that is always having gigabytes and is always online. You can request for data from him/her. To do this, simply dial *131*7*3#.

You’ll be requested to enter the person’s MTN number you want to send you data. Once you’ve entered the number in the blank box provided and click on send, a pop-up message will show on your screen, saying:

Y’ello! Your request for data to the phone number 234*********** has been delivered.

Take note that the person you requested the data from will be notified and they have the option of either Accepting or Rejecting your data request. They can either transfer or buy data for you using any of the above procedure. It’s easy because the option of either buying or sending you data will be automatically shown on their screen.

If you have sent a data request to more than 1 friend, you can easily view all your pending request: To check all your existing requests. Simply dial *131*7*4#.

MTN Data Transfer Frequently asked Questions.

How do I transfer MTN Data bonus?

It’s impossible to transfer a data bonus on MTN data share. You can only transfer data to another MTN user from your main Data balance.

What is the code for sharing data on MTN?

The code for sharing data on MTN is *131*7#.

Will I require a PIN to use the MTN’s Gift Data service?

No. Unlike the MTN airtime transfer, there’s no PIN required to transfer or gift data. You only need to enter your beneficiary’s phone number and choose a data plan to use the service.

How many times can I transfer data in a day?

The maximum number of times you can transfer is twice daily.

What’s the Maximum amount of data I can transfer at a time?

The amount of data you can transfer at a time are 10MB, 50MB, 100MB and 500MB. However, it’s mandatory that you have at least 50MB in your data balance after every transfer before your transfer will be successful.

How many times can I send a request for data?

To curb spam or disturbance, you can only send a maximum of 5 data request per day. However, you can receive data request from different numbers without limit.

Will MTN charge me an additional cost for using the MTN’s Gift Data service?

No! Like I earlier disclosed, this service is 100% free. However, if you’re buying data for a friend, you will only be charged the price of the data plan you’re buying.

How do I check the balance of my gifted bundle?

There are three options of checking your gifted data bundle on the MTN network.

Via SMS: Texting 2 to 131
USSD shortcode: dialing *131*4#
Usint the myMTN App.

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