Nowadays, it seems like it is much more better to share(transfer) data with your friend than using the hotspot to do so. This is because your friend might consume more data via the hotspot than the shared data. This is why we are going to take a look at how we can share(transfer) data on MTN network. This service on MTN called Data Gifting.
What is MTN Data Gifting?
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.
Who can use the MTN Data Gifting service?
All customers on the MTN network can access the Data Gifting service
How to Gift MTN Data
You can gift data by dialing *131*7# on your phone and selecting your preferred Data Bundle.
What are the different Data bundle plans I can gift?
You will be able to gift the daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly MTN Data bundle plans.
Q. Will I be charged additional cost for using the Data Gifting service?
A. No, you will only be charged the price of the data plan you gifted.
Q. Will I be able to set the Data Gifting service to automatically gift my beneficiary a Data bundle?
A. No, you can only gift your loved ones data bundle by accessing the service yourself.
Q. How many times can I gift my loved ones a Data bundle?
A. You can gift your beneficiary any data plan multiple times as long as you have sufficient credit in your line.
Q. Will the data bundle I received auto renew on the day of expiry?
A. You will be able to auto-renew your bundle anytime by sending the opt-in keyword to 131.
Q. How do I check the balance of the Data Bundle I was gifted?
A. You will be able to check your data bundle balance via the following channels:
- SMS: Texting 2 to 131
- USSD: Dialling *131*4#
Q. If I have multiple data bundles active and received a data gift, which bundle will deplete first?
If you received a data gift 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.
Q. Will I be able to enjoy device bonus offer on the data bundle I am gifted?
A. Yes, you will be able to enjoy device bonus on the data plan you are gifted, if you are eligible for the offer.
Q. Will I be able to rollover my unused gifted data bundle?
Yes, you will be able to roll over any unused main data bundle as long as you buy or received another bundle 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.
Q. Can I share the Data bundle I am gifted?
A. No, you will not be able to share the data bundle.
Q. Will I require a PIN to use the Data Gifting service?
A. No, you only have to select a data bundle and enter your beneficiary’s phone number to use the service.
From the above details, I’m pretty sure that you should have grasped how to share(transfer) data on MTN network. In any event that you like this article, you can give it a like using the like button and also share with your friends and family members. Sharing is caring!