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How to Transfer Data on MTN in Nigeria

In this article, you are going to learn quick and simple steps to transfer data on MTN. How to transfer data on MTN has been among the top searches for Nigerians with an MTN sim.

Most people don’t know it’s possible to share your already bought MB with friends and family.

Do you have multiple MTN sims? You don’t need to subscribe to all of them; you can transfer your MTN data to those sims.

If you have a lot of data, you can share it with any of your friends or family by using this quick tutorial in this article.

You will be able to transfer megabytes (mb) from one MTN line to another using MTN gift data.

With the MTN gift data, you can tell your friends to transfer you MB or you can transfer them.

Before you can transfer data to friends or another number, you will need to have an active data plan.

MTN data transfer code

The first thing you need to do is to dial *131# and some options will be displayed.

  • For gift data, select 7.
  • Choose 1 from the data balance to transfer.

Following the above procedures, you will be told to enter the recipient’s phone number, which is the person you want to transfer the megabytes to.

After entering the MTN phone number, then press send or OK. After doing so, you will see another option that will ask you to select the amount of data you want to transfer.

You can select 100mb, 50mb, or even 10mb.

After you have selected the amount of data you want to transfer, you can press send/ok.

When doing so, an option will still prompt you to confirm or cancel the transfer.

Now, proceed with your transfer and you will receive a message that says you have successfully transferred your data to that number.

Another method for transferring data on MTN using MTN codes (You can use the following format: *131*08030004567*100 #)

At the end of the code is the data amount, so if you want, you can change 100 to 50, which will be 50mb, or 100 to 100, which will be 100mb.

Using SMS to share MTN data

Another method you can use is through messages. You can use SMS to share your megabytes with friends and family.

The message to use in transferring MB should be in this format. Transfer 08030004567 100, which you need to send to 131.

You won’t be charged for transferring Mb on the MTN network; it’s totally free.

Buying a data plan for a friend

You can buy a data plan for a friend or family member using your own line.

Dial *131 #

Choose 7 to give data and select 2 to buy for a friend.

You will now select daily, weekly, or monthly, depending on what duration of data you want to buy for the person.

After you have the type of data you want and the person’s phone number, which is the person you are buying data for, then press send.

Now you and the person will receive a message confirming that you have just bought data for the line.

Requesting data from another MTN line

You can request data from another MTN line, asking them to send you data.

Note that the message is completely free. Now follow the steps below.

  • Dial *131 #
  • Select 7 (which is gift data),
  • and now select 3, which is a request from a friend.

After that, you will be asked to put in the friend or family number you want to request data from.

Doing so, you will receive a delivered message, meaning your request was successfully sent.

Now the person will receive your message, and it’s left for him or her to accept or reject your request.

Or the person will use the above procedure to send you data.

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