There is love in sharing, so you can share your data, credit or airtime with your friends and loved ones if you are an MTN subscribers.
So, MTN Share (formerly Share ‘N’ Sell) is the way to go, with this service, you will be allowed you to transfer Data, credit, airtime(credit) from your MTN account to other MTN customers’ accounts.
With MTN Share, your transfer will be done free of charge and available to all new and existing prepaid and postpaid customers on the MTN network.
Note that if you are not allowed to use this service, because of your package plans, you will need to change from your existing package to another.
Also note that before you can share or transfer data, credit, airtime, you must change the default PIN which is 0000. You can change to your preferred PIN and must be four digits.
Let us tell you how you can share Data with MTN.
Note that you can’t share MTN data with someone using another network other than MTN.
So to share data on MTN network, follow the example below:
Dial 13121# or text REG to 131; to register for MTN Data Share, you will receive a unique security PIN
You are required to change the system generated PIN to a new PIN they can easily remember by dialling13125# or by texting Change OLD_PIN NEW_PIN NEW_PIN to 131. E.g Change 0000 1234 1234 to 131. Where 0000 is old PIN and 1234 is your new PIN.
Once you changed the PIN, you will be required to add beneficiaries to your MTN shared Data Bundle account via USSD menu 1312*2# or by texting Add <MSISDN> <PIN> to 131. You can add up to 5 beneficiaries.
Now you can only share your MTN data with your beneficiaries which you have already added to the list.
Now to share data send the keyword Share <PIN> to 131 or simply dial USSD code 1312*3#.
Here us how you can Change your MTN Share PIN:
Send an SMS with your Default PIN, New PIN, New PIN to 777. For example, send an SMS with ‘0000 4321 4321’ to 777.
You can also change your PIN by dialing 777Default PINNew PIN New PIN# on your phone and then click on send/press ok. For example, dial 777000043214321# and then send/OK.
After you have done this, you will
immediately you change your PIN using any of the options above, you will receive an SMS informing you that your PIN was changed successfully.
Now here’s how to transfer credit, airtime using SMS
Send an SMS with Transfer, Recipient’s Number, Amount and PIN to 777. For example, you can send an SMS with ‘Transfer 08031234567 1500 1234’ to 777.
Upon sending this message, you will receive an SMS asking you to confirm that you want to make the transfer by sending an SMS with ‘YES’ to 777.
How to transfer airtime using USSD
Dial 777Recipient’s NumberAmountPIN# on your phone and then click on send/press OK. For example, dial7770803123456715001234# and then send/OK. When the transfer has been completed, you will receive a message informing you that the transfer was successful.
Please note that:
You can only transfer in Naira amounts and not in kobo, i.e. you can transfer NGN71.00 but not NGN71.99.
You can transfer between NGN50.00 – NGN5,000.00 in a single transaction.
You can transfer up to NGN100,000.00 from your phone to either a single or multiple MTN accounts every day.
There is no limit to the maximum number of transactions per day.
If your MTN prepaid account does not have enough airtime to cover the amount you have requested to transfer, the transaction will not be completed and you will receive an error message.
If you are a postpaid customer, you will only be able to transfer airtime when your account is in positive. You will not be able to transfer airtime when your account is negative (-). For example, if your account balance is N-300.00. You will not be able to use MTN Share. On the other hand, if your account balance is N1,000.00 you will be able to transfer airtime up to the available N1,000.00 in your account.
It is quite easy and convinient to share both data and credit with family and friends with the MTN network.