I want to show you how MTN Data Gifting works. MTN Data Gifting service allows you to share your active mtn data bundle with your friends, family and loved ones in mtn network. You can even use the free service to sell part of your mtn data to your neighbour and make money. The mtn “Gift Data” service also makes it easy for you to request and buy data for any on mtn network.
Unlike the mtn sme data which cannot be shared by beneficiaries, mtn has made data gifting/sharing possile between her customers. I know how it feels to run out on data when you’re doing something very important and there is no money to buy data immediately. Now that’s no more a problem, because you can easily get data from a friend to complete what you’re doing.
Getting Started With MTN Data Gifting
To enjoy MTN data gifting service, all you need to do is: download the MyMTN App from Playstore or Apples Store, dail *131*7# and follow the instructions. You can also access the data gifting service through SMS and direct shortcodes.
To transfer Data from your active data balance to any other mtn line just dial *131*Mtn Phone number* Data amount# or, text Transfer, Phone number, Data amount to 131.
To Buy Data for a Family or Friend on Mtn network: just dial *131*1#, select your preferred data bundle/plan, select Buy For A Friend , confirm and complete purchase. Mtn will charge your airtime balance to cover for the purchase and the data will be sent to your friend.
Alternatively, you can buy from the myMtn App and then share the data with your friend using *131*7#
To Request Data from your siblings, colleagues and friends on mtn network, just dial *131*7*3#.
To View all your pending Data Request, just dial *131*7*4#
How Much Does it Cost to Gift Data?
Mtn Data Gifting service is absolutely free.
What amount of data can I transfer at a time?
The amount of data you can transfer at a time are 10MB, 50MB, and 100MB. However, you must ensure you have at least 50MB in your data balance after every transfer for your transfer to be successful.
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 many times can I send a request for data?
You will be able to send a request for data at most 5 times a day, but you shall be able to receive data request multiple times.
What are the types of bundle 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.
I just purchased a monthly bundle, but I am still having unused data in my daily and weekly bundle balance that will soon expire. Can I transfer the daily and weekly bundles to my friend?
No. You will only be able to transfer from the bundle with the latest validity at any given time and the expiry date will be the same on the beneficiary’s line.
If i have 10MB daily, 30MB weekly, and 60MB monthly balance respectively. Will I be able to transfer from my combined data balance to a friend?
No, you will not be able to combine your total balance for any transfer. You will only be able to transfer from the plan that has enough data balance.
Can data be transferred to me if I’m still having enough active data?
Yes, but the data you received will deplete first before your active data bundle.
What If I have active multiple data bundles and get another data gift, which of these data bundle will i first exhaust?
If someone buys data for you with the multiple data bundles active on your line, the data bundle with the least validity will be used first. Example: If you have an active 30-day bundle plan and received a gift of 1-day plan, the 1-day plan will be used first before the 30-day plan.
Will my gifted mtn data automatically renew on its expiry day?
You will only be able to auto-renew the bundle that was bought for you as a gift by sending the opt-in keyword to 131, but the bundle that was transferred to you from a friends data balance will not auto-renew and will be valid till it expires
Is it possible to rollover my unused gifted data?
Yes, you will be able to roll over any unused main data bundle that is bought for you as long as another data bundle is activated (either you buy it yourself orreceive as a gift) before the current bundle expires or within the allowed grace period after the bundle expires. BUT you will NOT be able rollover any unused data bonus and data that is gifted to you.
Now that you know how mtn data gifting works, what next? Go ahead and start gifting mtn data to your friends and loved ones. Remember, mtn to mtn only.