How to buy data for a friend on MTN

Learn how to buy data for a friend on MTN, Telecoms on A3 Techworld. MTN has made it possible to buy data for your friends and family with a service called MTN data gifting. Also read MTN Share: How to transfer airtime from your MTN account.

The latest MTN service for gifting allows you to transfer data from your current data balance to your friends and families, buy data for friends, and even request data from your friends. In this article, you will learn how to share data on MTN, or how to transfer MB on MTN Data Gifting. With this gift-sharing service, MTN has provided a good platform for transferring and sharing your data.

How do I buy data for a friend? Data Gifting: Data gifting allows you to buy a data bundle plan for another customer by paying with your own airtime. For example, if your friend/family runs out of data, you can just buy another data plan for the person. To gift data, simply dial *141# and select the option for Gifting or Me2U.

How do I buy data for someone else on MTN? To buy/gift data for a friend on MTN line you need to: Dial *131* bundle activation code*receivers phone number# and send. Very easy as you can see.

All customers on the MTN network can access the Data Gifting service. To use the MTN data gifting service and buy MTN data for a friend, Simply dial *131*Bundle Activation Code*Friend’s MTN number# and your friend will receive the data plan.

How To Transfer or Gift data to a friend on MTN

To use the MTN data gifting service and transfer data for your friend, you can dial *131*7# with your MTN SIM on your phone, and for immediate MTN data transfer to your friend, Simply DIAL *131*Phone number* Data amount# OR TEXT Transfer<space>Phone number<space>Data amount 131.

  • Transfer MTN data to a friend using code: DIAL *131*Phone number* Data amount#
  • Transfer MTN data to a friend using SMS: TEXT Transfer<space>Phone number<space>Data amount 131.

How to Request MTN Data from a Friend

Request Data from a Friend: Don’t get stranded or go without Data on your phone, you can now request data from that Special friend. Simply dial *131*7*3#

View Pending Request: To check all your existing requests. Simply dial *131*7*4#

Also read, How to migrate to MTN Awuf4U plan & How to cancel auto-renewal on MTN data plans

All you need to know about the MTN Data Sharing

How to buy data for a friend on MTN?

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

What are the types of bundles I can gift a friend?

You can only buy and transfer data from your daily, weekly, and monthly bundle plans, but, you shall not be able to gift from an XtraValue bundle.

Will MTN charge an additional cost for using the MTN’s Gift Data service?

No! You will only be charged the price of the data plan if you are buying it for a friend.

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 131
USSD: dialing *131*4#
myMTN App

How many times can I transfer data in a day?

The maximum number of times you can transfer is twice daily. However, the cumulative amount you can transfer at a given time and in a day is 100MB.

How do I add MTN data to another phone?

How to Add Phone Numbers to MTN Data Share Service. You can add the MTN phone numbers of your beneficiaries to the MTN Shared Data Bundle by dialing 1312*2#, or sending “ADD” to short number 131.

How can I transfer MTN 1GB to MTN?

Dial: *461*NUMBER*1000*PIN#
SMS: SMEC <PhoneNumber> 1000 <PIN> to 131

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