How To Share Data On MTN

How To Share Data On MTN

MTN data share

Loving is Sharing!
You may have wanted to share your data with a friend, a family member or a colleague but can't because you don't know how to go about it.
MTN Data Share allows you to share and send data to members of your circle, to friends operating on the same network.

The contents of this article will expose you to steps on how to share data on mtn with ease, it also consists of how to gift data on MTN, how to buy data on MTN and also how to check your data bundle balance.

How To Share Data Via MTN Data Share USSD Code

The principle behind sharing your data with your friends are based on the MTN DATA SHARE, it only works when you are registered.
To register, 
  • Dial the USSD code *131*2*1# or Register via SMS by texting REG to 131.
Once you are done with the registration, a unique security pin will be messaged across to you, it is through this pin that every sharing operation will be confirmed. The default pin for all MTN data share subscribers is 0000 but you can change yours to any suitable four (4) digits pin.
To do this,
  • Dial *131*2*5# or Via SMS with the following format below
  • CHANGE OLDPIN NEWPIN NEWPIN to 131 for example CHANGE 0000 1234 1234 to 131.

Once you have successfully changed your pin, you can proceed to adding your Beneficiaries. Beneficiaries are those contacts that your data will be shared with. You can add beneficiaries by following the steps below
  • Dial *131*2*3# or SMS ADD to 131.
Note that you can only add a maximum of five (5) contacts to your beneficiary list, also you must have a minimum monthly data bundle of at least 250MB

After processing the above steps, you can now share your data bundle with an added beneficiary.
To share your available data bundle among the added beneficiaries, send the keyword Share to 131 or simply dial USSD code *131*2*4#

How To Share Data Via MTN SME Data Share.

With the MTN SME data share, you can also share your data plan but this time to colleagues, staffs in your business circle. In this method, you can only share large data sizes from 250mb upwards. 
Although this method is mostly for business owners where they can share data amongst staffs but I guess anybody else can share data using this method as long as you are sharing a larger amount of data.
To use this method, you must first migrate to the MTN SME plus plan and you can do that by,
  • Texting 460 to 131.
Once you are on the plan, you can share using the formats below;
  • For 250mb, text SMEA Receiver'sNumber 250 Pin to 131
  • For 500mb, text SMEB Receiver'sNumber 500 Pin to 131
  • For 1GB, text SMEC Receiver'sNumber 1000 Pin to 131
  • For 2GB, text SMED Receiver'sNumber 2000 Pin to 131
  • For 5mb, text SMEA Receiver'sNumber 5000 Pin to 131
Example: To share 250mb, SMEA 08163263126 250 1234 to 131.

How To Gift Data Via MTN Data Gifting

Data Gifting on MTN is totally different from MTN Data sharing,. In data sharing, you follow procedures ranging from registration to adding up beneficiaries before you can share whereas in Data Gifting, you simply input the number you are gifting in the process.
With MTN data Gifting, you can share data to other smartphones, contacts, even those on other networks.
You can simply gift gift data bundles by dialing the USSD *131*7# then follow the command prompts.


This Recent days have seen the online presence smiling due to the surprising reduction ensued by MTN on their mobile data plans. This reduction is definitely going to cause a migration of users from other networks to the MTN network because shockingly, the new MTN data plan baters that of any other existing network including our "Grand Masters Of Data" Glo, sorry to say that but it's the truth.


This effect includes 


  • 4GB for 1000 Naira (Monthly Plan)
  • 1GB for 200 Naira (Weekly Plan)
  • 250MB for 100 Naira (3-Day Plan)


This effect, I guess is to lure users who exited the network to return and jokingly I guess it's going to work perfectly for them.
So, on the cause of this effect, I am going to share how to activate the MTN 4GB for 1000 naira, 1GB for 200 naira, eligibility and validity of these plans and codes to ease your subscription to this plans.

Eligibility And Validity Of The MTN 4GB for 1000 Naira & 1GB for 200 Naira.

Personally, I got a text that I was eligible for this plans and I also guess most of some other users got the same text message.
But, it this message hasn't gotten to you, there's absolutely no need to panic because this great opportunity can also be obtained as long as you are a valid customer on the MTN network.

Although, during call session with one of the MTN customer agents, he stated that this plans would perfectly work for those who haven't done a recharge transaction for the last 30 days, But guess what? I have been recharging mine everyday but it still works for me, this assures me that it will work perfectly for you too.

It's Eligiblity status as I learnt doesn't limit it's device to Android users only as you can also get this blazing offer even with your iPhones or probably your Java phones so, read on to the next section as I expose the codes to the MTN 4GB for 1000 Naira, 1GB for 200 Naira and 250MB for 100 Naira.

How To Check Your Eligibility Status For The 4GB/1000 Naira Plan.
To check if your sim is eligible for this offer a kindly dial the USSD code *559*65#.

How to Subscribe to MTN 4GB for N1000, 1GB for N200, 250MB for N100


  • MTN 4GB for N1000 – Dial *131*65# and choose 3 (Valid for 30 days)



  • MTN 1GB for N200 – Dial *131*65# and choose 2 (Valid for 7 days)



  • MTN 250MB for N100 – Dial *131*65# and choose 1 (Valid for 3 days)


Can Unused Data Be Rolled Over?

For those who are eligible for the MTN 4GB data offer, it's not however sure if the data will be accumulated or rolled over. The MTN operator aforementioned it's not yet sure if MTN Nigeria are gracious enough to permit accumulation of data within the new offer.

Remember, NCC recently mandated all network providers to make certain users are able to roll over data they're unable to exhaust to future month.
If you've got Associate in Nursing recent MTN Sim, you'll be able to mud it up and benefit of this new information provide.

In Conclusion, I'd probably suggest you go for this great offers by MTN because apart from GLO Nigeria, they do offer heavy data, i.e. their data do last and doesn't finish immediately like that of Airtel and 9mobile.


Precious Effiang

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