How to Share Data on MTN using USSD codes in Nigeria

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Sharing data on MTN in Nigeria is a simple and convenient process that can be done using USSD codes. With USSD codes, you can share data with other MTN subscribers without the need for an internet connection or a smartphone. This feature is particularly useful when you need to transfer data to a friend or family member in an emergency or when they run out of data.

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With MTN Data Share, subscribers can easily transfer or share their data in Megabytes (MB) and Gigabytes (GB) by using a USSD code. This service is for people who already have data on their MTN SIM card and want to share it. Works the same way as MTN airtime share, which also lets you share your airtime.

In this article, we will discuss the steps to share data on MTN using USSD codes in Nigeria.

Here are 4 easy ways to share data on MTN

How to Share Data on MTN using USSD codes in Nigeria
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Method 1: Use MTN Data Gifting to share data

MTN Data gifting is back and better than ever. With the MTN Data gifting service, you can send data bundles to your other smartphones, modems, and tablets. Using this service, you will pay for their Data bundle.

Here are the four steps to using the MTN Data Gifting service:

  1. Dial *131*7# and then select 6 from the options menu.
  2. To transfer data, select 1 and click send.
  3. Type the receiver’s phone number and click send
  4. Select the amount of data you want to share and click send.

Note that you can only share data twice per day, and the most you can share per day is 1GB.

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Method 2: Share Data (Postpaid subscribers only)

Follow the steps below to use MTN Data Share:

  • Step 1: Turn on a data plan that works for you from the table below.
  • Step 2: Dial *131*2*1# or text REG to 131 to sign up for MTN Data Share. You will get a unique security PIN.
  • Step 3: Change the PIN that the system gave you to a new one that is easy to remember by dialing *131*2*5# or sending a text message. Change both the OLD PIN and NEW PIN to 131. Change 0000 1234 to 13:1, where 0000 is your old PIN and 1234 is your new PIN.
  • Step 4: After changing the PIN, you will need to add beneficiaries to your MTN shared Data Bundle account by using the USSD menu *131*2*3# or by texting Add to 131. You can choose up to 5 recipients.
  • Step 5: Once you’ve added beneficiaries, you can share your available data bundle with them by sending the keyword “Share” to 131 or by dialing the USSD code “*131*2*4#.”

If you want to use the MTN data share service, keep in mind that you can only use the data plans listed below.

Total Bundle (Data Plan + Data Delight) | Amount | Bundle Code | Validity

  • 250MB + 125MB = 375MB | N1,300 | *109# | 30 Days
  • 500MB + 250MB = 750MB | N2,000 | *110# | 30 Days
  • 1GB + 500MB = 1.5GB | N3,500 | *111# | 30 Days
  • 3GB + 1.5GB = 4.5GB | N6,500 | *129# | 30 Days
  • 5GB + 2.5GB = 7.5GB | N8,000 | *101# | 30 Days

Read Also: How to Transfer Airtime and Share Data on Telecoms in Nigeria

Method 3: MTN SME Data Share (Prepaid Subscriber only)

MTN SME Data Share is a prepaid service that lets business owners buy data bundles and share them with their staff. This service is made for growing businesses and gives them a way to keep track of how much data each employee spends on the internet.

To use this service, you must first switch to the MTN SME Plus tariff plan by sending a text message with the numbers 460 to 131.

How to share data with someone on the SME plan:

You can share data with anyone by sending the following SMS to 131 (or dialing *461# and following the prompts):

SMS FormatData Size
SMEA <PhoneNumber> 250 <PIN> to 131250MB
SMEB <PhoneNumber> 500 <PIN> to 131500MB
SMEC <PhoneNumber> 1000 <PIN> to 1311GB
SMED <PhoneNumber> 2000 <PIN> to 1312GB
SMEE <PhoneNumber> 5000 <PIN> to 1315GB

You can only share data in multiples of 250 MB, 500 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, or 5 GB. Sharing data in multiples of any other data sizes is not allowed.

For example, to share 250MB of data with a beneficiary using phone number 08123456789 and MTN PIN ‘1234’, then the following is sent as an SMS to 131 (or Dial *461# and follow the prompt):

  • SMEA 08123456789 250 1234

In conclusion, sharing data on MTN in Nigeria is a quick and easy process that can be done using USSD codes. This feature is particularly useful when you need to transfer data to a friend or family member in an emergency, or when they run out of data. With just a few simple steps, you can share data on MTN without the need for an internet connection or a smartphone.