How to share MTN Data with Family and Friends

The MTN Share ‘N’ Sell enable subscribers transfer credit from their prepaid MTN account to another MTN customer’s prepaid account using SMS or USSD.

MTN Gift Data Service has 2 features called Dash Me Data and Data Transfer services.

Dash Me Data

This also  known as Request from a Friend is a service that allows you to initiate a data request to a friend asking him/her to buy a data bundle on your behalf. By this, you are the beneficiary requesting for data from a sponsor who is your friend that is willing to pay for the bundle.

Data Transfer

This is a service that allows you to share data from your active data balance to a friend. For instance, Mr. A who has an active data plan can share certain amount of data with Mr. B.


How to share MTN Data with family and friends

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Simply dial *131*7#, select the action from the menu that would be displayed;

Transfer from Data Balance
Buy for a Friend
Request from a Friend
View Pending Request


Transfer from Data Balance (Data Transfer)

USING USSD Short code to transfer data on MTN

Dial *131*Beneficiary’s Phone number*Data amount#

Using sms code to transfer data on MTN

Transfer<space>Beneficiary’s Phone number<space>Data amount to 131

Buy for a Friend (Data Gifting)

Using USSD Short code to buy MTN data

*131* <Bundle Activation Code>* <Recipient phone number>#

Request from a Friend (Dash me Data)


View Pending Request


To check balance of MTN gifted data bundle, the following channels can be used:

SMS: Text 2 to 131
USSD: Dial *131*4#



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How to Change your MTN data share  PIN

Foe security reasons to avoid nobody uses your phone to transfer credit without your permission, MTN nigeria have added a pin feature. Before you can transfer credit, you have to change the default pin which is 0000.

How to Create your MTN data share  new PIN

You can change the default PIN by sending a text message with default PIN New PIN New PIN to 777. For example, to change the default PIN, send an SMS with ‘0000 2323  2323’ to 777. With Share ‘N’ Sell you can transfer different amounts of credit, from a minimum amount of NGN 50.00 to a maximum amount of NGN5, 000.00 on each transaction. You can also transfer up to a total amount of NGN10, 000.00 every day! So you can choose to become a credit vendor using Share ‘N’ Sell

You can also change your PIN by dialing *600*default PIN*New PIN* New PIN# on your phone and then click on send/press ok. For example, dial *600*0000*2323  2323# and then send/ok.

Immediately you change your PIN using any of the options above, you will receive an SMS informing you that your PIN was changed successfully.

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Transaction Fee

All Share ‘N’ Sell transactions attract a nominal transfer fee, the applicable transfer fee depends on the value of the transaction.

Customers will be notified about the exact fee to be deducted anytime a Share N Sell transaction is initiated. The transfer fee will be deducted only when a confirmation or acceptance to continue is received from the customer.

See table below for applicable transfer fee on various transaction bands:

S/N Transaction Amount(₦) Applicable Transfer Fee (₦)
1 1-100 3
2 101-500 5
3 501 – 1000 10
4 1001 – 5000 10

How to share Gift MTN Data

You can access the service by dialing *131*7# on your phone, visiting myMTN App, sending SMS keyword, or dialing direct shortcodes for the respective options:

Transfer Data: You can now transfer from your existing Data Balance with your friends and family: Simply dial *131*Phone number* Data amount# or, text Transfer<space>Phone number<space>Data amount and to 131

OPTION 1 Example: *131*0803666666* 500#

OPTION 2.: Text Transfer<space>Phone number<space>Data amount and to 131

Buy Data for a Friend: You can buy a specific bundle for that special friend and you will be charged from your airtime. Simply dial *131*Bundle Activation Code*Beneficiary’s Phone number#

Request Data from a Friend: Don’t get stranded or go without Data on your phone, you can now request for data from that Special friend. Simply dial *131*7*3#

Source: MTN

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