Do you have an MTN number? Do you have mobile data? Are you looking for how to transfer data from your MTN number to other networks, especially Airtel? Or are you trying to send data to an MTN number from an MTN number? If you can relate to any of these then you are reading the right article.
In this article on “How to Transfer Data from MTN to Airtel” we will cover the easiest ways to send data from MTN to Airtel and from MTN to MTN.
How to Transfer Data from MTN to Airtel
Many have wondered if there is a way to transfer data from MTN to Airtel especially those who want to surprise their loved ones with data or want to help someone in need of data.
Although we have come so far in technological advancements, there is still no definite way to transfer data from an MTN number to an Airtel number. However, you can still send data from your MTN number to another MTN number. We covered the simplest ways to do that below.
How to Transfer Data from MTN to MTN
To transfer data from MTN to MTN, you need to have an active data bundle of at least 100 MB. Note that, MTN only allows you to transfer data from your main data balance and not from the bonus balance. For instance, if you buy a data bundle of 1.5GB on MTN and they give you a bonus data of 500MB, you can only transfer from the 1.5GB and not the 500MB.
Below are the steps you need to take to transfer data from your active MTN data bundle to another MTN number.
- First, copy out the correct MTN number you want to send data to.
- Then, open your phone dialer and dial *131#.
- Once it opens choose option 6 which is “Gift Data”.
- That will lead you to another set of options, choose option 1 which is “Transfer from Data balance”. You are choosing this because you want to transfer data from your data balance to another number.
- You will be directed to another page where you will have to insert the number you wish to transfer data.
Input the correct MTN number you want to send data to and press “Send”.
After pressing send, it will take you to another options page where you have to choose how much data you want to send.
The options you will see are 50MB, 100MB, 200MB, and 500MB.
Pick the one you want to send and you are done.
You will receive a confirmation message from MTN. The recipient will also receive a message from MTN on your behalf.
You can dial *131*7# and follow the instructions from number 4 to number 10 on the list.
You can use the code *131*Phone number* Data amount#
You just need to replace the “phone number” with the MTN number you want to send data and replace the “Data amount” with the exact data you want to send.
For example, if you want to send 500MB to 08030001000. Simply dial; *131*08030001000*500#
Use SMS to transfer data from MTN to MTN via your data balance. To do that text Transfer [space] the phone number you want to send data [space] the amount of data you want to send and send it to 131.
For instance, if you want to send 200MB to 08030001000, simple text Transfer 08030001000 200 and send it to 131.
Note: you are only allowed by MTN to transfer data only two times a day. You can not send more than 1GB daily. This service is free.
How to Buy Data for Someone else on MTN
If you are out of data or don’t have enough data to transfer. You can just buy the data directly for the person with your airtime.
Follow the steps below to buy data for someone else on MTN.
- First, make sure you have copied or written out the correct MTN number you want to buy data for.
After that, open your phone dialer and dial *131#.
Once it opens to show you options, pick 6 which is “Gift Data”.
Selecting the above will lead you to the next page.
When you get there, select option 2 which is ” Buy for a friend”
Choosing this option will lead you to another page of options which are “Data plans” ” Social bundles” and ” Video packs”
Choose the one you want to send to them, open it and follow the instructions.
If you select “data plans”, you will be asked to select between “monthly, weekly, and daily plans.
Pick the perfect one for you and follow their instructions.
How to Request Data from a Friend on MTN
If you are suddenly out of data and money to purchase a new one, you can request data from your friends. Amazing right?
That is one of the features MTN offers. So whenever you need data from friends follow the instructions below.
First, make sure you have written out the MTN number you want to request data from.
After that open your phone dialer and dial *131#.
Once it opens, select option 6 which is “Gift Data”
Once the next page opens, select option 3 which is
” Request from a Friend”
This will lead you to a page where you need to input the number you are requesting data from. Make sure that the number you are entering is correct.
- Once you are done typing in the number, press “Send” and you are done.
- MTN will notify the number that you requested data. They can either transfer from their account or buy data for you.
We live in a technologically advanced age that allows people to send mobile data from one phone number to another. Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to transfer data from an MTN number to an Airtel number. However, there are alternatives to sharing data with friends and family, especially those who use an MTN like you.
We hope you found this article on “How to Transfer Data from MTN to Airtel” helpful.