How to Share or Transfer Data on MTN 2020

How to Share or Transfer Data on MTN 2020

These are the latest methods on how to share or transfer data on MTN 2020.

Sharing of data has become of high demand since most people have begun to see the need to transfer their data to friends and family members.

In most incidences, some people have also mistakenly topped up their phones with more than what they intended to recharge; some also have received a huge amount of data from either friends or family (in otherwords called “data gifting”) of which they cannot exhaust it before the expiry time.

Also, maybe you have data but you need cash in exchange for your data? This article will walk you through the various methods and step by step guides on how you can easily how to share or transfer data on MTN 2020.

It will interest you to know that the term “Data transfer”, “Data sharing” and “Gift Data” could be used interchangeably as they all mean the same thing.

Just so that it doesn’t confuse you when you hear someone say it, let’s briefly say what gift data means.

 

What is MTN Gift Data?

Gift data is a term and service that was first introduced by MTN some years ago.

Gift data service has now been used by other telecommunication networks like Glo, Airtel and 9Mobile.

It is a service that allows subscribers to share or transfer data to friends from their telecom network providers to other networks and at the same time allows users to request for data from their friends.

MTN Gift data service also makes it easier to send data bundles to some of your other devices and gadgets like routers, tablets, modems and to another Smartphone.

This service is applicable to all networks like Mtn, Airtel, 9Mobile and Glo.

Various methods have been improvised on how to share data to friends from MTN to MTN in 2020; some of the methods include simply dialing a code, the use of MyMtn App, sending SMS and the use of USSD (Short codes).

Without much ado, let’s head straight to how to share or transfer data on MTN 2020.

 

How to Share or Transfer Data on MTN 2020





Data transfer with Mtn, Glo, Airtel and 9Mobile (Etisalat) all have their procedures and codes different from each other.

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To share data from your SIM to any other network, follow the steps below.

 

Code to Share or Transfer Data from MTN to MTN

To share your data with friends and family members, simply follow the instructions below;

  • On your phone, dial *131*7#
  • Press 1 to share or transfer your data with friends
  • Enter recipient’s phone number
  • Select amount of data bundle you wish to transfer (MTN only give three options for data amount selection; 10MB, 50MB and 100MB) and proceed
  • Select 1 to proceed

If you do not have data to transfer to your friend, you can still buy data for them with your airtime credit. Follow these guidelines below to buy data for your friends with your airtime credit;

 

How to Buy Data for Friends with Your Airtime Credit

You can buy equally buy for your love ones with just one code.

To achieve it, use the guidelines below;

  • On your mobile phone, dial *131*7#
  • Select 2 (to buy for a friend)
  • Select the data plan from the available MTN data gifting to buy (available data plans are the daily, weekly, monthly and bi-monthly data plan)
  • Select the amount of data you wish to gift your friend based on the amount of airtime credit you have in your phone
  • Press 1 to proceed
  • Enter your friend’s phone number
  • Enter to proceed





With this same code (the *131*7# code), you can also request data bundle from that friend of yours. I can show you how to do it if you allow me.

 

How to Request Data Bundle from your Friends

Now, you can’t get stuck anymore online due to insufficient data balance.

With the new MTN code, your data life can become much sweeter. You don’t have data and no airtime credit in your phone? No stress!!

If you do not have data at all on your phone and you do not have money to buy directly from your bank account, you can quickly signal a friend to credit your account with data using the code below.

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Dial *131*7#

  • Press 3 (Request from a friend)
  • Enter your friend’s phone number
  • You’ll get a feedback from MTN that states “Your request for data to phone number 0803******** has been delivered”.

Preferably, simply dial *131*Phone number* Data amount# to instantly share your data with friends.

 

How to Share Data on MTN Using Transfer Method

To share data from your MTN to your friends and family, simply send as text following the format below;

  • Go to “create message” on your phone
  • Text “Transfer(space)Phone number(space)Data amount to 131”

 

How to Share Data on MTN Using “Buy Data for a Friend” Method

To transfer your data to friends using this method is much simple. This method of MTN data transfer only requires “Bundle Activation Code”.

Simply dial *131*Bundle Activation Code*Friend’s Phone number#.

 

How to Share Data Bundle (MB) on MTN with MyMTN App





MTN app is an All-in-One spot, bringing all your needs and solutions to one place.

With MyMTN app, you can do more than just buying and sharing data for friends and family.

To transfer data using MyMTN app, follow the steps below;

  • Download and install MyMTN app from Google play store here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mtn1app&hl=en
  • Open the app after installation, enter your phone number and tap on “Proceed”
  • Enter OTP and tap on verify
  • Go to “Bundle”
  • Go to “Share Data”
  • Select the amount of data you wish to share; you can also enter your desired in a given space bar
  • Enter the MTN number to share or transfer data
  • Tap on “Proceed”

 

How to check balance of your gifted data bundle

If you’ve been gifted with data on MTN and you’re yet to know, quickly check your data balance through any of the given channels below;

SMS: Send as text 2 to 131

USSD: Dial *131*4#

You can also check your gifted data balance using MyMTN App

 

How do I transfer Data from one Network to Another?





In as much as this would be a welcome development, transfer of data from one network to another is not yet introduced by any of the Nigerian telecommunication networks.

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Though there are other means by which one can easily credit data to any telecom network, we’ll list them all here;

To do this, use any of the following platforms below to successfully transfer data to any network;

  1. Quickteller
  2. Opay
  3. MTN MOMO
  4. First Bank POS Machine etc.

With the above listed machines, it’ll be very easy to buy and share data to anyone in Nigeria.

To register with these companies, please refer to “steps and procedures on how to start a POS business” for proper guide.

 

Summary

You’ve learnt the various ways on how to share or transfer data on MTN 2020.

These methods have been tested and confirmed by MTN users. Though these methods may not be selective, you are free to try all of them just to get what works for you.

In summary, the methods are;

We’ve laid down the code to share or transfer data on MTN

How to Buy Data for Friends with Your Airtime Credit

How to Request Data Bundle from your Friends

How to Share Data on MTN Using Transfer Method

How to Share Data on MTN Using “Buy Data for a Friend” Method

How to Share Data Bundle (MB) on MTN with MyMTN App

How to check balance of your gifted data bundle

 

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