“How to transfer mb (megabyte) from mtn to mtn” is a very common question among Nigerians everyday. With the increasing rate of mb subscribers daily, I can bet with you that you have at some point requested mb from your friends or tried to transfer some of your data to them.
To transfer mb from mtn to mtn seems like a difficult task to people. Some don’t even know that such service exist on the mtn network. We are only familiar with the mtn ‘share n sell’ which allows you to transfer airtime from your mtn to another mtn line.
But do you know you can actually do the same with your megabyte? I mean you can literally send or transfer some of your megabyte to another mtn user? lol If you don’t know this, you’re really missing out.
If you have multiple mtn sims on different devices or modems, instead of subscribing for each of them, you can transfer some of your mb to those sims and enjoy access to internet with those sims, isn’t that cool?
Just like ‘mtn share n sell’ the ‘Mtn Gift Data’ is a service that allows you to transfer mb (megabyte) from your mtn line to another mtn line. Data is indeed oxygen and you know how boring it can be if you don’t have data (mb) on your device.
So with this ‘mtn gift data’ you don’t have to worry about megabyte, you can always tell your friends or siblings who have enough data to share some with you and you can also transfer some to them if you have as well.
So without wasting much time, let’s see how you can transfer mb from your mtn line to another mtn line. You don’t have to go through unending steps to do this, with the new simplified method of doing this, you can actually perform this transaction in a minute or less. Do you want to know how? keep reading
How can I transfer data from mtn to mtn
In order to transfer or send mb from your mtn to another mtn make sure you have an active data plan with at least 50mb remaining in it. ‘Active data plan’ here means a data plan you subscribed to that has not expired, it can be a daily, weekly or monthly data plan.
Before we continue, note that; you can only transfer data twice in a day. Once you’ve transferred upto 2 times you can’t transfer again until the next day, however the total amount of data you can transfer at a given time in a day is 1GB and you’re not allowed to transfer bonus megabyte (megabyte given as a bonus for subscribing for a data plan)
If you have an active data plan with not less than 50mb like I said earlier then let’s go ahead. There are 3 ways of doing this and they all work perfectly well.
The first way is to dial; *131#. Once you dial that you’ll have options displayed to you;
Select 6 – Gift Data
Select 1 – Transfer from Data Balance
You’ll be told to “Enter Recipient’s number” (that’s the person you want to transfer your megabyte to). Enter the mtn recipient’s phone number correctly and press send/ok
Another option will be displayed where you’ll select the amount of megabyte (mb) you want to transfer. You can either select 50mb, 100mb, 200mb or 500mb.
Once you select the amount of megabyte you want to transfer, press send/ok. An option will display prompting you to confirm or cancel the transfer, click on proceed. You’ll receive a message confirming your successful transfer of data to the recipient’s phone number.
If you’re the one that received the transferred data and you want to check your data balance dial *131*4# or you send 2 to 131 via text message.
Note: You can not transfer more than 1gb in a day, once the total mb (data) you transferred is upto 1gb in a day, you won’t be allowed to transfer again until the next day.
The second way you can transfer or share mb from mtn to mtn is by using this ussd format; *131*Phone number* Data amount#
Example: if the mtn phone number you want to transfer data to is 08030012345 and the data amount you want to send is 100mb, simply dial; *131*08030012345*100# very easy right?
You can also do this via text message using this format; Transfer[space]Recipient’s Phone Number[space]Data Amount and send to this number 131.
Example: If the Recipient’s Phone Number (that’s the person you want to transfer your megabyte to) is 08030012345 and Data Amount to be transferred is 100mb.
Then your message should go like this; Transfer 08030012345 100 and send to 131.
Transferring mb from mtn to mtn is totally free of charge, all you need is an active data plan with not less than 50mb in it.
What if you don’t have enough megabyte (mb) to transfer?, do you know that you can buy megabyte for your friend from your own mtn line, I bet you don’t know this.
With Mtn Gift Data that you can subscribe a data plan for you relative or friend using your mtn line. This is just like when you’re subscribing for a data plan but this time the data plan goes to the person you’re subscribing for and the money willl be deducted from your own airtime account. Hope you got me?
Now this is very easy and straightforward, you can do this when you don’t have megabyte to transfer. Let’s get to it.
Do you know you can request for data from your friend. If you’re in urgent need of data you can send a megabyte request to your friend and they’ll transfer or buy megabyte for you using their own mtn line.
This very simple just dial *131#
Select 6 – Gift Data
Select 3 – Request from a Friend
You’ll be asked to put the phone number of the person you want to receive megabyte from, input the number and press send/ok.
Immediately you’ll receive a message like this ” your request for a data bundle from 080XXXXXXXX has being delivered”
The person you requested the megabyte from will be notified and they’ll either Accept or Reject. Then they can either transfer or buy data for you using the above procedure.