How to buy data for a friend on MTN in 2023


MTN Data Gifting service provides a hassle-free way to share your data with friends, buy data bundles for them, and even request data from them. With MTN Data Gifting, you can easily transfer data from your active data balance to your loved ones’ devices, whether they use smartphones, modems, or tablets. It’s a convenient solution that brings joy and connectivity to everyone involved.

To buy/gift data for a friend on your MTN line you need to: Dial *312* bundle activation code*receivers phone number# and send. Very easy as you can see. For example-*312*106*08012345678#, you can use this method to buy data of any amount for your friend.

This service is available to all MTN customers, ensuring that you can surprise your friends with a thoughtful data bundle or ask for a helping hand when you need it. Whether you want to show someone you care or simply require some extra data, MTN Data Gifting has got you covered. It’s the perfect way to stay connected and share the benefits of your data with those who matter most. Experience the ease and flexibility of MTN Data Gifting and enhance your relationships through the power of data sharing.

There are a few ways to buy data for a friend on MTN.

Using USSD:

  1. Dial *312*7# on your phone.
  2. Enter the recipient’s phone number.
  3. Select the amount of data to send.
  4. Select option 1: Confirm the transaction.

Using SMS:

Send an SMS in the following format to 312: Transfer <space>Recipient’s phone number<space>Data amount.

Using the myMTN App:

  1. Open the MTN App.
  2. Tap on “Data”.
  3. Tap on “Buy Data”.
  4. Enter the recipient’s phone number.
  5. Select the amount of data to send.
  6. Tap on “Buy”.

The cost of data may vary depending on the plan you choose and your location. You can check the current data prices on the MTN website or by using the myMTN App.

MTN Data Gifting FAQs

Will I require a PIN to use MTN’s Gift Data service?

No, you only need to enter your beneficiary’s phone number and choose a data plan to use the service.

What amount of data can I transfer at a time?

The amount of data you can transfer at a time is 50MB, 100MB, 200MB, 500MB, IGB, and 2GB. However, you must ensure you have at least 50MB in your data balance after every transfer for your transfer to be successful.

How many times can I transfer data in a day?

You can transfer multiple times daily. However, the cumulative amount you can transfer in a day is 2GB.

How many times can I buy data for my loved ones?

You can buy any data plan multiple times for your beneficiary as long as you have sufficient credit in your line.

Will I be able to roll over my unused gifted data bundle?

You will be able to roll over any unused main data bundle that is bought for you as long as you buy or receive another bundle before the current bundle expires or within the allowed grace period after the bundle expires, but you will NOT be able rollover any unused data bonus and data that is transferred to you.

How do I check the balance of my gifted bundle?

You will be able to check your data bundle balance  via the following channels:
SMS: Texting 2 to 312
USSD: dialing *312*4#
myMTN NexGen App
myMTN web

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