The MTN Data share is a service on MTN which allows a customer to share or transfer from his own data to another customer on the network. The service was developed after the order credit transfer from one line to another.

The MTN data share service is of two major divisions. The mobile operator developed it in line with personal usage as well as for business purposes leading to its two divisions stated below;


  1. The MTN Data share
  2. The MTN SME Data share


The MTN Data share

This is developed for individual customers to be able to assist friends and loved ones with data. Your friends might need data while you have excess on your mobile line. Simply come on board and begin sharing with them.


How To Share Data

For any MTN subscriber to  share data on the network, you are required to firstly register for the service after which you will begin to use it.


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Registration Process

Kindly dial *131*2*1# or you may simply send an SMS containing REG to 131. If it is successful, you will then receive a unique security PIN.

You are expected to change the system generated PIN to a new PIN that will be difficult for anyone to guess and difficult to forget. You do this by dialling *131*2*5# or via the SMS format in this  OLD_PIN NEW_PIN NEW_PIN to 131. For instance, 0000 4321 4321 and then send to 131. Where 0000 is old PIN and 4321 becomes the  new PIN.


How To Add Beneficiaries For Data Transfer

Here you can add five MTN numbers as beneficiaries of the data share. Once you purchase a monthly data plan, the system will then share the data equally with all.

Please dial *131*2*2# to add a number or through SMS format by sending an SMS containing  <Mobile number> <PIN> to 131.

After adding the beneficiaries, you will become the sponsor and then be able to share the data by dialling *131*2*3# or via SMS format by sending the keyword “Share” followed by PIN to 131.



The MTN SME Data share

This was developed for business purposes. It is for those who want to make money from the sale of data. That means, you buy data in large quantity and then sell to people in bits. For instance, you can buy up to 120GB worth of data and then sell to people in bits like 1GB, 2GB etc as you wish to sell. This service has not been available for registration for some time now.

To do this SME data share, you are required to firstly migrate your line to an SME Plus tariff plan by dialling *460# or by sending 460 to 131 via SMS.


You can then purchase data bundle and begin to sell to people. You can share in bits such as 250MB, 500MB 1GB, 2GB as well as 5GB. You are not permitted to share more than 10 times per data bundle purchase. To share data, please dial *461# and follow the prompt.

For further enquiry, please contact customer care on 180 from an MTN line or you may visit any business connect store or walk in center close to you.


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