MTN MB Share: How to share your Internet Data with Friends

Here are the tips for sharing your MTN Nigeria’s internet data (MB) subscription bundle with friends, colleagues or with other MTN cards on devices you own.

We have previously written on how to share data bundle with friends on Airtel and Glo as well as listed the selected bundle plans where MB sharing and data transfer works flawlessly.

mtn data (mb) shareToday’s post is exclusively for MTN prepaid subscribers as in centers on how MTN users can share data bundle (MB) with friends and family.

With these tips, you can subscribe to a mega data bundle plan that can serve the family while everyone else connects to it via the data-sharing technology. You can also subscribe to a single data plan and let your other phones, tablets or even internet modems connect to it via MB sharing.

To get started with Data bundle (MB) sharing on the MTN network, you need to follow the steps outlined below:-

  1. Subscribe to a data bundle plans that supports data transfer/share
  2. Dial *131*2*1# or SMS REG to 131; to register for MTN MB Share, you will receive a personal security PIN
  3. You are required to change the PIN automatically sent to you to one that you can remember easily by dialing *131*2*5# or by texting Change OLD_PIN NEW_PIN NEW_PIN to 131. E.g Change 0000 1111 1111 to 131. Where 0000 is the old PIN and 1111 is your new PIN.
  4. After changing the PIN, you are required to add beneficiaries to your MTN shared Data Bundle account via USSD menu *131*2*2# or by texting Add <MSISDN> <PIN> to 131. You can add up to 5 beneficiaries.
  5. Once you have added beneficiaries, you (the sponsor) will be able to share your available data bundle among the added beneficiaries by sending the keyword Share <PIN> to 131 or simply dial USSD code *131*2*3#.
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Update: MTN MB share is now simplified and much more easier. The new steps to share data MB on MTN is listed below for your use:

  • Dial *131*7# or simply dial *131# and select the 7th option.
  • Pick option 1 and click on send to continue
  • Enter the phone number you’ll like to share the Data MB to
  • Choose 1, 2, or 3, depending on the MB size you’d like to share with the person.
  • Click on send to complete the data megabyte sharing on the MTN Network.

List of Data Bundle Plans that support data transfer/share

Here are the data bundle plans that can be shared with friends and colleagues.

S/N Amount Data Cap Activation Code
1 NGN1,000 1.5GB *109#
2 NGN1,200 2GB *110#
3 NGN1,500 3.7GB *111#
4 NGN2,000 4.5GB *129#
5 NGN3,500 10GB *101#
5 NGN5,000 15GB use *131*1# to select
5 NGN10,000 40GB go from *131*1# options
5 NGN15,000 75GB use *131*1#
5 NGN20,000 110GB use *131*1# for it

Note: All the data bundle plans listed above are with a month (30 days) validity and can be subscribed to via a text message by sending the activation codes without the asterisks to 131.

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  1. Shege says

    Hi, thanks for the post. I dialed the USSD code *131*2*1# but it is showing me different data bundle plans. I also sent the text REG to 131 and it says the service is unavailable. Is this still working?

  2. lil stain says

    wow amazing miracle

  3. Micheal Achibi says

    I have already subscribe for monthly data boundle cost N1000, can I still share with friends?

    • Hi Achibi, you can always share data with friends once there’s a qualifying data subscription on your phone/device

      • Martins says

        Please can you share for me

    • Abubakar Muhammad Auwal says

      Of course

  4. Macaulay says

    Mr Obasi if you say we can always share data with friends, then how is that?

  5. sandra says

    have mistakenly credited my phone wit 10k worth of data pls how can I share or transfer…..

  6. adeshina says

    I have already subscribe for monthly data boundle cost N1000, can I still share with friends?

  7. Joseph says

    *131*2*1# is fake code to share

  8. Raymond says

    *131*2*1# this code didn’t work for data transfer

  9. Bolarinwa Adebowale says

    This posts are very helpful to me. Thanks for sharing.

    • George says

      Why all these complex drills? Please make it easy as glo.

  10. Emmanuel says

    The code *131*2*1# is not working for me. please I need the correct code to transfer data to friends and family.

  11. Ibironke says

    Please do I need to keep dailing the activation code whenever I want to share it ?

  12. Raji Akibu afeez says

    I have already subscribe for monthly data boundle cost N1000, can I still share with friends

  13. hormor says

    The *131*2*1# USSD code is not working for me ooo

  14. Emmanuel says

    Dial *131* then you will see data gifting on the menu then CLIck to buy the type of data you want to and then click again to input his phone number. Tested already

  15. Emmanuel says

    Dial *131# then you will see data gifting on the menu then CLIck to buy the type of data you want to and then click again to input his phone number. Tested already


    • Alhaji says

      But you can’t share more than 100mb

  16. Alicia says

    The codes are not working for me.. Please I need a help on how to transfer MB from my data

    • Awal Muhammed says

      If a person of having mb in his phone and I want to transfer it the will tell me that the is no data bundle

  17. Odim_best says

    These MB Share Codes aren’t working for me.

  18. okoro johnbull says

    how many mb can i share in one day

  19. Chikezie says

    Please am using the simplified way of sharing data but when it gets to the recipient number it says, wrong input

  20. Soji says

    Mr Obasi…how can I share my mtn data with a non-Mtn user???

  21. Ezekiel Joseph says

    the code is not working for me nor the SMS REG

  22. Yudee Yang says

    I feel I have just seen the light! I never knew this was possible. Thank you for the self explanatory post.

  23. Yudee Yang says

    I just shared from a weekly data bundle and it worked.

  24. Jenny says

    How can I share more than 100mb to a friend

  25. Anthony says

    Can’t it be that:- I just type my number there, so whenever my sharer has data I have data too. Like the way glo does it?

  26. Abasiodu Akpabio says

    just dial *131# and you will see everything. You can try it now.

  27. Dee says

    Can i share data with other network users?

  28. Abubakargrh says

    Can one share bonus data to another mtn user?

  29. Camillius says

    The code for sharing data to more than 10 recipients is not working

    • Covenant says

      Can I share data with any network ??

      • No, you share MTN data with another MTN line or with other MTN users. To share data on Glo and Airtel, you can check out the next post here.

  30. Godiya says

    Can I share the same data bundle with friends living in different countries but in the same whatsapp group? Thanks

  31. FaMous Kid says

    I love this thanks

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