Can you share your MTN data with Vodacom? It’s a question that many MTN users in South Africa have been asking. MTN and Vodacom are two of the biggest networks in the country. Vodacom leads the back, with MTN following. It’s not surprising, therefore, that there are people looking to share data between the networks. MTN customers benefit from what is referred to as Data Share, a service that allows them to transfer data to other people on the same network. But can the service be extended to sharing with a user on Vodacom?
How to transfer data from MTN to Vodacom
Unfortunately, it’s currently not possible to share MTN data with Vodacom. In fact, there is no way through which airtime and data can be transferred from one of South Africa’s major networks to the other.
Why is it not possible?
That is the answer for those looking for information on how to share MTN data with Vodacom. There is currently no way of doing so. But why is that the case?
One major challenge when it comes to sharing data across networks is that different providers charge different amounts of money for data. That would make sharing tricky.
On top of that, there are different tiers of data even within one network. That is dependent on the plan that you have chosen. Data costs also vary depending on whether the data that you have is monthly or weekly.
Another challenge is that there are many types of subscribers. As an example, some people are on contract, while others are on prepaid. Sharing from one to the other would present challenges as far as how the data is structured is concerned.
In this article, we focused on how to share MTN data with Vodacom. We noted that the two networks are the biggest in South Africa. That makes it not too surprising that a lot of people are looking to share data from one to the next. It was noted that you cannot share data from an MTN number to a Vodacom number. The networks do not allow this due to the complexities that are associated with the different tiers of data.