How to Share MTN Data in Nigeria

Published on: May 13, 2022 (Updated on: April 22, 2024)

How to share MTN data in Nigeria
How to share MTN data in Nigeria

You might need to share MTN data for several reasons. This short guide will show you how to share MTN data in Nigeria by sending SMS and alternatively by dialling shortcodes on your mobile phone or other devices.

MTN provides a data gifting service in Nigeria which allows you to transfer data from your mobile data balance to others. You may also utilize the MTN data share service to send data to your other devices such as mobile phones, modems, or tablets. The MTN data sharing service is available to all MTN users in Nigeria.

How to share MTN Data in Nigeria from mobile phone and other devices

Dial *131*7# on your MTN mobile phone, Ipad, or compatible tablet and follow the prompts.

An alternative and faster way is to dial *131*Phone number*Data amount#.

You can also MTN data in Nigeria by sending a text message to 131. To do this, open your SMS app and type Transfer<space>Phone number<space>Data amount to 131. Currently, you can transfer a maximum amount of 1GB day a day on the MTN service.

How to buy MTN data bundle for a friend or someone in Nigeria

In case you do not have a sufficient data bundle to share, you can also buy an MTN data bundle for someone in Nigeria with your airtime balance using your mobile phone, Ipad, or a compatible tablet. To do this, simply dial *131*Bundle Activation Code*Beneficiary’s Phone number#.

How to request MTN Data from a friend or someone else in Nigeria

Occasionally, it might be impossible for you to go out to purchase airtime in some circumstances. MTN Nigeria allows you to send a mobile data request to a friend or anyone else you can reach out to in such circumstances. Simply dial *131*7*3# and follow the simple prompts.


Michael Akerele