Mtn Data Services Codes and Options
How to Use Mtn Gift Data
How to Transfer an Existing Data in Your Mobile Phone to A Friend
How to Request Data from Someone with A Free Code
How to View a Pending Data Request
MTN DATA SERVICES CODES AND OPTIONS
The giant Nigerian telecommunication network ‘MTN’ is not backing down on its effort to place itself ahead of others. The new data-sharing service corresponds with that of its giant counterparts such as Airtel and Glo networks. MTN SIM Card owners can now enjoy 24houirs data sharing support to any device using MTN SIM Card
This is one of the newly introduced services aimed at satisfying the data tasty customers who have welcomed the new age of the internet and its data consumption. Though still new in the ear of many, some subscribers had already known about this service and have been using it even to date. However, if this is your first time knowing about the MTN data sharing service, this post will certainly put you through all the things you need to know.
MTN has introduced a service known as ‘MTN Gift Data’. This service enables you to share any data in your device with another device by simply transferring it using special codes provided by the MTN self-service center. According to MTN’s official explanation, it reads: “MTN’s Gift Data service allows you to transfer data from your active data balance to your friends, buy data for friends, and request data from your friends. In essence, you can use the service to send and buy data bundles for your other smartphones, modems, and tablets.”
This implies that data consumers can now harness the data of friends and family who may not be using their data into their own devices. It is also a simple way of giving someone data as a gift.
HOW TO USE MTN GIFT DATA
In other to you MTN gift data you must:
Have a registered MTN SIM Card
You must be in an area covered by the MTN network service.
Ensure the person or device you intend to send the data to is using an MTN SIM Card.
Select ‘manage bundles’ from the list of options that will popup again select ‘data share’ and follow the next prompts.
Assuming you are using myMTNApp, send a direct SMS keyword or dial direct shortcodes for the respective options.
HOW TO TRANSFER AN EXISTING DATA IN YOUR MOBILE PHONE TO A FRIEND
To transfer existing data in your mobile phone to a friend that is using an MTN number, here are simple ways you can do that:
Send a Text Message with the following subject: ’Transfer’ <space> ‘phone number’ <space> ‘amount of the data you are transferring’ and then send it to 131. Let me show you an example of what I mean, assuming you are want to sand 1GB to a friend’s phone 08012345678. Here is how the text message will look on your phone screen: Transfer 08012345678 1GB. That is how the message should appear. Afterward, send it to 131 as the recipient.
In case you do not have data to share with someone and you really want to send data to the person, MTN still has a solution to it. Please note that this option still applies to only MTN SIM Cards.
Ensure you have enough airtime in your phone to cover the cost of the data you are buying for the person otherwise, the code will not work.
Copy out the number or memorize it to enable redial it in case the first or second code dialing did not work.
To purchase data for another MTN Number dial *136*3# and follow the prompts from the popups.
Another option, from your phone screen, dial the following code *131*Bundle Activation Code*beneficiary’s phone number# in case you do not understand the code here is the meaning of the mentioned subjects; “Bundle Activation Code means the code for the buying of the size of data you want to buy. For instance, 1GB maybe 3, 1.5GB maybe 4, 2GB maybe 5, and so forth but I am only using the mentioned number as an example please lookup to know the code for the size of data you want to buy by dialing *131# and follow the list of services in the popup”. Another subject that needs explanation is the beneficiary phone number, this simply means the phone number of the person you are sending the data to.
HOW TO REQUEST DATA FROM SOMEONE WITH A FREE CODE
Assuming you are stranded in a place you can’t access airtime to buy data to access the internet, you can simply ask a friend to send data to you. This service is unique in ensuring you never run out of data. MTN introduced this service alongside the MTN GIFT DATA service, to access this service just dial the following code: *131*7*3# this will give you a popup with a list of options to guide you in putting down all the details the network needs to send a data request message to your friend.
HOW TO VIEW A PENDING DATA REQUEST
Assuming you have sent a data gift request from a friend and you have not received any response, there is a way you can view if the request actually went through or if the request was canceled. Assuming the request went through you will view it from the following code *131*7*4#.
In case, you have any questions do not hesitate to comment.