This article contains how to share data in MTN without stress. If you are researching how to share your Internet data package with friends and family, this is the right article for you. MTN Data Share allows subscribers to share their data in MB and GB easily using just a simple USSD code.
This service does not offer data renewal or data renewal. This is basically for anyone who has existing data on your MTN SIM and wants to share it with others.
Ok, so let’s look at the steps involved if you want to start making Santa Claus with your data.
How to share data in MTN (all methods)
Method 1: Share Data with MTN Data Gifting
MTN data donation is back and better: With the MTN data donation service, you can send data packets to your other smartphones, modems, and tablets. With this service, you will pay for the data package on their behalf.
Here’s how to share data on your MTN network in four steps;
- Just dial * 123 * 3 # and answer with 7.
- Once you do that, you will have a list of options to choose from. You can transfer data from your balance, buy from a friend, or even request data from a friend.
- Please choose the option you wish to choose.
- Enter the friend’s MTN number and select the amount of data you want to share with him.
Take note: You can only share data twice a day; the maximum data you can share daily is 200 MB.
Method 2: Here’s how to share data on MTN (for postpaid subscribers);
Here’s how MTN Data Share works. Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Activate an applicable data plan from the MTN postpaid plan.
Step 2: Dial * 131 * 2 * 1 # or send REG to 131; To register for MTN Data Share, you will receive a unique security PIN.
Step 3: You must change the system-generated PIN to a new PIN that they can easily remember by dialing * 131 * 2 * 5 # or sending a text message. Change OLD NEW PIN NEW NEW PIN to 131. For example, change 0000 1234 to 13: 1. Where 0000 is the old PIN and 1234 is your new PIN.
Step 4:Once you have changed your PIN, you will need to add payees to your MTN Shared Data Package account via the USSD * 131 * 2 * 3 # menu or by sending a text message to Add to 131. You can add up to 5 payees.
Step 5:Once you have added beneficiaries, you (the sponsor) can share your available data package among the added beneficiaries by sending the Share keyword to 131 or simply dialing the code USSD * 131 * 2 * 4 #
MTN data sharing applies only to the plans listed below.
If you have decided to use the MTN data sharing service, please be aware that you can only use the data plans listed below.
Total package (data plan + data pleasure) | Amount Package Code | Shelf life
250 MB + 125 MB = 375 MB | N1,300 | * 109 # | 30 days
500 MB + 250 MB = 750 MB | N2,000 | * 110 # | 30 days
1 GB + 500 MB = 1.5 GB | N3,500 | * 111 # | 30 days
3 GB + 1.5 GB = 4.5 GB | N6,500 | * 129 # | 30 days
5 GB + 2.5 GB = 7.5 GB | N8,000 | * 101 # | 30 days
NOTE: WORKS FOR POSTPAID ONLY
Method 3: MTN SME Data Sharing
MTN SME Data Share is a prepaid service that allows business owners to buy data packages and share them with their team. This service is designed specifically for growing businesses, offering the ability to manage team Internet use in their business centrally.
To use this service, you must first migrate to the MTN SME Plus tariff plan by sending a text message from 460 to 131.
How to share data with an SME
You can share data with any payee by sending SMS below to 131 as shown in the table below (or dial * 461 # and follow the prompt):
SMEA 250 at 131 250MB
SMEB 500 at 131 500MB
SMEC 1000 at 131 1GB
SMED 2000 to 131 2GB
SMEE 5000 at 131 5GB
NOTE: YOU MAY SHARE DATA ONLY IN MULTIPLE 250 MB, 500 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, OR 5 GB. SHARING DATA IN MULTIPLE OF ANY OTHER DATA SIZE IS NOT ALLOWED.
For example, to share 250 MB of data with the payee using phone number 08031234567 and MTN PIN ‘1234’, the following is sent as SMS to 131 (or Dial * 461 # and follow the request);
SMEA 08031234567 250 1234 = Correct format!
SMEA 08031234567 200 1234 = Incorrect format
SMEB 08031234567 200 1234 = Incorrect format
SMESHARE 08031234567 200 1234 = Incorrect format
Method 4: Share MTN Data Via Access Point
Finally, there is one more option for sharing MTN data with friends, but this has nothing to do with the USSD code or SMS like previous methods.
It’s simple, follow the steps below to create a wireless connection with your smartphone.
Steps to create a mobile access point
- Open the smartphone’s Settings menu.
- Click “More” in the “Wireless & networks” section.
- Tap the “Hotspot and Tethering” menu.
- Tap the “Mobile Hotspot” option to change your settings accordingly.
- Rename Mobile Access Point and Password
- Rename Mobile Hotspot and Password.
- enable the mobile access point
- Check the “Mobile access point” box to enable the access point.
- Connect to the access point on another device.
Now that you know how to transfer data on MTN, why not explore the additional feature on other networks in Nigeria below;
Ah, one last thing … If the above transfer code worked for you, be sure to leave a comment in the comment box to help this article be relevant and useful.