How To Share Data On MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile

How To Share Data On MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile

Glo, MTN, Airtel and 9mobile


As time evolves, the evolution of Nigeria's telecommunications sectors is not left out. Years ago, we only had to buy our data bundles and use them all on our own, but owing to the rapid development in this sector, the implementation of data sharing emerged allowing users to share some of their data with friends, family members and even peers. Due to the requirement of this amazing function, the quest to learn how to use it has been on high trends so in this article I will compile how to share information with friends, family and colleagues on MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9Mobile.
Note: The functionality of this feature is limited to users on the same network platform. What I mean here is that MTN users can only share their data to friends who are on the MTN platform too.

How To Share Data On MTN to MTN

With the MTN DataShare, users can also share data with up to five (5) recipients. Sharing of data on the MTN network comes easy and with just few steps. Data Share on MTN is different from Data Gifting or Data Rollover.
Now, What Is Data Gifting and Data Rollover? 
MTN Data gifting is a service that allows you to gift data bundles to your friends, family relatives and loved ones. You can also use the MTN Data gifting service to send data bundle to your other Smart phones, modems and tablets. With this service, you will pay for the Data bundle on their behalf.
Then, Data Rollover enables you to rollover your unused internet data to the next month subscription. All you have to do is ensure that you auto-renew your data subscription before it expires and your unused data is automatically moved to the next month.
Note that data rollover feature is only applicable to monthly plans.
Now let's get back to the main issue The MTN Data Share feature is charge less and accessible to those on the MTNTopUP, Pay As You Go and MTNChoice migrants. The subscribers of MTN Skye are not accessible to the MTN DataShare.

With the under listed data bundles, users can share data conveniently with family, friends and colleagues by following the steps below.


  • Dial up *131*2*1#;
  • Press 1 – for registration;
  • Press 2 – change an old PIN to the new one; 
  • Press 3 – buy data as a gift;
  • Press 4 – data sharing.

You are supposed to choose press number 4.

As a proof of successful registration, you will get a notice SMS with standard PIN 0000.
You will be asked to provide/register the Beneficiaries MSISDN.
There is a possibility to create a new PIN – dialing *131*2*5# or type and send a text message to short number 131: <CHANGE> 0000 <your modified PIN> <reduplicate new PIN>. For instance, it will look like: <change 0000 9999 9999>.
Just when the PIN will be successfully changed, you will get a notification.
Please note: To share data your minimum monthly Plan should be at least 250 MB, less amount of MB do not give you a chance to share data.

How To Share Data On Airtel Nigeria

Airtel allows you to share a data plan with family and friends across phones, tablets and laptops. Here are two ways to share an Airtel data plan:
Data Me2U (aka Data Share):You can “share” or "transfer" from the data allowance of an already purchased data bundle to another customer. For example, if you have purchased a 1.5GB Monthly, you can transfer 100MB to another customer.
If a friend, colleague or family member does not use the Airtel Data Plan but has another internet provider, then you can`t share data with him or her. You may share internet data packs if you use Airtel Family Share or Airtel Data Share. You can use all kinds of internet sharing in 2G, 3G, 4G format. In Airtel Nigeria, you can share data via SMS and USSD codes.

Airtel Data Sharing Via SMS

Send a simple SMS: “SHARE” to 121;
You will get a message from Airtel customer service;
You will be given instructions how to share your internet with others;
Just follow the instructions! It will look like this: "SMS ADD<SPACE><Eleven digit mobile number>" to 121; For instance: “ADD 08020000000” and send to 121;
The customer service will ask for a confirmation for sharing Airtel Data Code;
Just press one for confirmation;
Now you can share your Airtel Data Balance with that particular number;
You will continue to share this balance until you cancel it.

Airtel Data Share Via USSD Codes


  • Simply Dial *141*712# and follow the instructions prompt.
  • To share 10mb simply dial the next USSD Code - *141*712*11*Valid Airtel Number#; For Instance, *141*712*11*08020000000# and dial.
  • To share 25mb simply dial this USSD Code - *141*712*9*Valid Airtel Number#; For Instance, *141*712*9*08020000000# and dial.
  • To share 60mb simply dial the - *141*712*4*Valid Airtel Number#; For Instance, *141*712*4*08020000000# and dial.

How To Share Data On Glo

Glo offers the Largest Data Services amidst the rest of the network platforms in Nigeria. The Grandmasters Of Data as it is Nicknamed gives it's subscribers the opportunity to Gift data, share data amongst friends, family members and colleagues. Also note here that Data Sharing is different from Data Gifting, as the listed steps below would guide you on how to share your data bundles with friends and family.

  • To add a friend to your share list, simply  dial *127*01*mobile number# or Send “SHARE Mobile number” to 127. For example dial *127*01*08050000000# or Send Share 08050000000 to 127.
  • You can as well remove a friend's number from your share list by dialing the USSD code *127*02*friend’s number# OR Send “Remove [friend’s number]” to 127 e.g. Dial *127*02*08050000000# or Send Remove 08050000000 to 127.

Once you are done Adding a number to your share list, you can share your data by dialing *127# then follow the prompt message displayed on your screen.

How To Share Credit On Glo Network

You can share credit on the Glo Network by using the Glo EasyShare service. This enables you to share your call credit with any one you choose on the Glo network.

How To Use EasyShare


  • To Transfer Credit, dial *131*Phone Number of the recipient*Amount to be transferred*Password#. For example, if your password is 12345 and you want to transfer N75 to a customer with Phone Number 08055570458, then you dial *131*08055570458*75*12345#.

You will receive notification via text message once the transfer is completed. Default password is 00000.

How To Share Data On 9Mobile

It is possible to share data with love ones (Friends or family members) on the 9mobile Nigeria Network. In order to be able to share 9mobile data with loved one and family, please follow the instruction listed below
Note: You can only share your data with five (5) people on the 9mobile Network either using the USSD code or using SMS code.
 steps listed below will show you how to share data on the 9mobile Network:

  • Firstly, Change the Pin to a new one by dialing *247*old pin * New Pin# (For example *247*0000*1234#). The default PIN is 0000.
  • To transfer 9mobile data to recipient’s number, after changing the PIN, Dial *229*Pin*Volume of Data in MB*Phone Number#. For example *229*1234*50*08090000000# to send 50 MB to 08090000000

Good Luck!!!!!!
Precious Effiang

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