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How to Share Data on MTN to MTN

How to Share Data on MTN to MTN transfer and buy for another number

Sharing data with friends and family or between your own devices can be incredibly useful.

If you’re an MTN Nigeria subscriber, you have the convenience of transferring data from your MTN line to another MTN line with ease.

Whether it’s for work, school, or keeping connected, here’s how you can share your data in just a few steps.

MTN Data Sharing

MTN Data Share allows you to send a portion of your data bundle to other MTN customers. This feature is perfect for when you have excess data or want to assist a friend in need.

With this service, you can:

  • Transfer Data
  • Buy Data for a Friend
  • Request Data from a Friend

Eligibility for Data Sharing

To share data on MTN, you must first ensure that you are an active subscriber to an eligible data plan.

Data sharing is a feature exclusive to MTN users; therefore, both the main account holder who shares the data and the recipient must be on the MTN network.

Postpaid customers may also have this feature available depending on their specific plan details.

1) MTN Transfer Data

  1. Ensure you are dialing with your MTN line
  2. Dial *321# on your phone.
How to Share Data on MTN to MTN transfer data step 1
  1. Select Gift Data
  2. Or simply get here by dialing *321*2#
  3. This enables you to access the MTN Data Sharing service
MTN to MTN data transfer from Data Balance
  1. Choose Transfer from Data Balance Option
  2. Enter Recipients Number
  3. Select the amount of data to send (50MB, 100MB, 200MB, 500MB,1GB, 2GB, 3GB, 5GB). The maximum daily transfer is now 5GB.
How to share data on MTN to MTN select data amount
  1. Review the transfer amount and phone number
  2. Select Proceed to finish the transfer.

USSD shortcut:

To transfer data easily, simply dial *312*Phone Number*Data amount#

Transfer data via SMS:

You can also transfer data via SMS, by sending the following message to 312

Transfer<space>Phone number<space>Data amount.

Sharing data via MyMTN App

For a more graphical interface:

  1. Download and install the MyMTN App (NG) from your device’s app store.
  2. Log in with your MTN number and navigate to the ‘Data Share’ section.
  3. Select ‘Share Data’, choose or enter the MTN number to receive the data, specify the data amount, and confirm.

The app provides you with a convenient way to monitor and share your data bucket without memorising USSD codes.

What you need to know about MTN Data Gifting

  • Always ensure you have enough data balance before attempting to share.
  • You can only share from the plan with the latest validity. Say you have daily and weekly plans, and you just purchased an additional monthly plan. In this case, you can only share from the Monthly plan. So you may want to first share before buying another plan, incase you have data plans that are about to expire.
  • Data expiration date remains the same even after sharing data. If you have a data plan that expires in 3 days, after sharing with a friend, they will only be able to use it for the next 3 days.
  • MTN doesn’t require you to enter your PIN to use the data sharing service
  • You can only transfer specific set amounts every time. At the time, these are:
    • 50 MBs (This is the minimum data amount you can share with MTN at a time)
    • 100 MBs
    • 200 MBs
    • 500 MBs
    • 1 GBs
    • 2 GBs
    • 3 GBs
    • 5 GBs (Maximum you can share with MTN at a time)
  • In case you have plans that cumulatively add up to 50 MB and above, but NOT on their own, you cannot combine them to enable a data transfer. So, if you have 40 MB weekly bundle, and 30 MB monthly bundle, it’s not possible to share data since none reaches the minimum share threshold of 50 MBs.
  • You can make several data transfers a day, but the maximum cumulative transfer amount is 5 GB. So if you transfer 3GB, you can still transfer anywhere between 50 MBs and 2 GB that day. Howevever, if you make one transfer of 5GB, you reach the maximum amount allowed per day, and you will need to wait for 24 hours before you can make another MTN data transfer.

2) Buy Data for a Friend

Instead of sharing data from your existing plans, you can opt to buy a specific bundle. The cost will be deducted from your airtime balance.

Dial *312*Bundle Activation Code*Beneficiary’s Phone number#

You can also follow the steps below:

  1. Ensure you are dialing with your MTN line
  2. Dial *321# on your phone.
  3. Select Gift Data
  4. Choose Choose Buy for a Friend Option
  5. Enter Recipients Number
  6. Select the amount of data to buy
  7. Review the purchase amount and phone number
  8. Select Proceed to finish the purchase.

3) Request Data from a Friend

Incase you are the one who needs data, you can use this option. To access this service, simply follow this step:

Dial *312*7*3#

Conclusion

Data sharing on MTN Nigeria is a feature designed to keep you connected with those who matter most.

Whether you’re sharing data across your own devices or with friends and family, the process is designed to be as seamless as possible. By following the simple steps outlined above, you can enjoy uninterrupted connectivity and make the most of your data bundles.

Stay connected, share the love, and keep exploring the digital world together with MTN Data Share.

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Moneyspace Ke
Moneyspace Ke
We understand the hustle of everyday Kenyans – the drive to do more, save more, and be more, all while not earning just enough. At Money.ke, we aim to provide reliable information to help you build a scalable sidehustle business. Subscribe to find insights on financial products, practical saving tips, and viable business ideas in Kenya. 🇰🇪🤝📈.

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