Since Techafresh Blog is multi – country audience target websites, This post covers about the various channels and codes available to use to transfer data on MTN Nigeria or South Africa. I will start discussing about how to share data on MTN NG, then towards the end talk about that of MTN SA.
The MTN DataShare or Data Gift is a service that let you transfer data from your active data bundle, to friends and family on same network, buy Data for them or request data from them. Meaning you can only share data from MTN to MTN only. it’s very similar to the popularly known “MTN share n sell” service ( for airtime transfers) but this one is for mb transfers.
The service can also be useful to have only one data subscription for various devices. Meaning that you buy one big data plan and share it with you other devices such as modem or tablets.
Before we go into step by step on how to share data on MTN you should know that you can only transfer data from your active daily, weekly, or morthly bundle not from a bonus data offer.
Sharing Data on MTN NG is known as Data Gift. To transfer data on MTN using shortcode, simply dial *131# and reply with option 6 (gift data). Pick option 1 then enter the recipient phone number as required. On the next page, select the amount of data you want share and send.
Alternatively, use *131*7#. simply dial the code to share data on MTN and follow the onscreen prompt or dial the direct shortcode which is *131*Phone number* Data amount#. E.g *131*07030000003*50#. This will automatically send the selected amount to the recipient number. The reciever will receive a confirmation message that so amount of Data has been transferred to them from the sender as indicated.
Or using SMS, goto Messages and text Transfer “Phone number” “Amount of data”# and send to 131. example: Transfer 080333××××3*50# to 131. This will send the selected volume of data to the recipient immediately.
You can also use MyMTNApp to share data on MTN. If you want to use MyMTNApp to send Data, simply launch the App and click on bundle then ‘Share Data’ as seen below.
However, in all case above, you can only send not more than 1GB of data using the App or 10MB ,20MB or 100MB at time using the code and maximum of two transfers a day. Otherwise, you should use the MTN SME method.
Also, You must have at least 50MB to carry out data transfer. The Data to share will be deducted from your main data balance.but you may decided to gift a new MTN bundle instead.
Data Gifting From MTN to MTN
How to Transfer Data From MTN to MTN
The service used to transfer data on MTN ZA is called the DataShare. It’s a value-added service offering that allows you to share data from one main account holder’s bucket to nominated or linked MTN numbers. Main account holder is the MTN subscriber that want to share data while the bucket here means the data bundles that can be transfered of shared with friends. These plans are:- Inclusive data, once-off data bundles and monthly data bundles can all be shared.
Just like MTN Nigeria, the transfer of data can only be done from mtn to mtn. But in this case of South Africa, main account holder can only share data to maximum 20 numbers. Dail *136*5# to link or delink user as beneficiary.
With the DataShare service, customers on All MTN PayAsYouGo, MTN Flexi, MTN Classic and My MTNChoice can share Data to other MTN number which they have linked or registered as beneficiary. To activate the service, dial the code, *131*6#.
If you’re on MTN PayAsYouGo: Simply dial *136*2*163# to buy a data bundle then dial *136*5# to activate MTN DataShare.
Select option 4: ’Manage Data Bundles’ and then Select option 2: ’DataShare’ (here you can link and delink numbers)
If you’re on MTN Contract Call 135 to activate the service. As an MTN user, you can share data to upto 20 MTN numbers. And the service is free.
These are the latest methods to share data on MTN for customers in Nigeria and South Africa. If this helps you, kindly share!