MTN Data Gifting: How To Share, Request, Borrow And Transfer Data

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Source: MTN Nigeria
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With MTN Data Gifting, you can now share data with friends from your active data balance, buy data for friends, and ask friends for data. For your other phones, routers, and tablets, you can transfer and buy data bundles using this service.

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Data has become one of the most crucial things we continually need to stay actively connected with friends and family. It is true that those we care about can run out of it.

The MTN Data Gifting service is available to everyone on the MTN Nigeria network. We will go into detail on how you can use MTN Data Gifting to your advantage.

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How To Share Data Using USSD Codes: MTN Data Gifting

You can now transfer from your existing data balance to your friends and family. In order to share data on MTN, you can use the USSD code by following the instructions below:

  • Dial *131*7# on your phone’s caller app.
  • Select option 1: Transfer from data balance.
  • Enter the recipient’s phone number. 
  • Select the amount of data to send.
  • Select option 1: Confirm the transaction.

How To Buy Data For A Friend on MTN Nigeria

You can buy a customized bundle for that special friend, and the payment will be deducted from your airtime. Simply dial *131*7*2# and follow the prompts.

Buying the plan is a great way to show that you care for someone. You can also buy any data package as many times as you like, as long as you have enough airtime on your line.

How To Request Data From Your Friend: MTN Data Gifting

Don’t get stuck or lose your phone’s data. You can now ask that special friend for data. Simply dial *131*7*3#.  

View Pending Requests MTN Nigeria

To review all of your existing requests, simply dial *131*7*4#. All of these requests will be shown on the screen of your phone. You will be able to receive several data requests.

In case you want to see the most recent 10 outstanding requests, you can do so for up to 48 hours.


Data sharing allows consumers with limited data usage to share their unused data with other individuals on the MTN network. This could be used for a number of purposes, including downloading and streaming online games.