Current Way To Share Data On Mtn

Do you have an active Mtn data bundle and wish to share it? If that’s you saying yes, then this article is for you. In just a minute, I’ll show you how to share data on Mtn using both USSD code and SMS.


… But before then

You should know that Mtn Data Share does not work on all data plan. Yeah! You can’t share data of subscriptions that cost below 1000 Naira.

So, How Do You Share Data on Mtn?

Below is a step by step guide on how to share data on Mtn. The steps are divided into 3. If you have never shared data on Mtn before, follow all 3 steps. But if you have previously shared data on Mtn, you could skip step 1 and 2.

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Here’s how to share data on Mtn.

Step 1: Register for Mtn Data share

Supposing you have an active data on your Mtn sim, the first step to share data on Mtn is to register for Mtn data share.

To register for Mtn Data Share, simply text REG to 131 via SMS or dial *131*2*1#. When you do that, you should receive a message containing a special PIN. The special PIN is a system generate PIN, you’ll have to change it to something you’ll easily and always remember.

Step 2: Change Mtn Data Share PIN

There are two ways to change the default PIN given to you. You can either dial *131*2*5# or simply open the default message app on your phone and text Change Old_Pin New_Pin New_Pin to 131. See example below

“Change 1234 1960 1960” to 131. 

Here 1234 is the Old_Pin and 1960 is the New_Pin.

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Step 3: Add Beneficiaries – Share Data On Mtn

After changing the default pin given to you by Mtn to something you’d easily remember, the final step to share data on Mtn is to add beneficiaries to your Mtn Data Share Account.

There are also 2 ways to do this.

You can either text Add to 131 via SMS or dial the USSD code *131*2*3#.

… One last thing

You can add up to 5 beneficiaries to your Mtn Data share account but that won’t give them the immediate access to use your data, you have to give them the go ahead with a simple command.

To give them access to use your data, text Share to 131 via SMS or dial *131*2*4#

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… Something you should remember

These steps on how to share data on Mtn are for postpaid customers only.

Not sure if you’re a Prepaid or Postpaid customer? Here’s how to know. If you do pay for calls before you make them you’re a prepaid customer. If your airtime is deducted after you make calls, then you’re a postpaid customer.

Now you know how to share data on Mtn. If this guide worked for you and you were able to share data on Mtn, kindly leave a comment in the comment box below and… Don’t forget to share this article to help keep it relevant.

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