Do you wish to find out how to transfer data on MTN in South Africa? MTN is the African giant when it comes to mobile communications. In South Africa, it comes second after Vodacom. Like all the other networks in the country, MTN allows it’s customers to transfer data to other people on the same network. That brings convenience. It means you can send MTN data that you may have to friends and family. But how do you do that?
How to share MTN data
The following is how to transfer MTN data;
- To get started, you need to activate MTN Data Share. This is done by dialing *136*5# for prepaid customers.
- Choose Manage Data Bundles.
- Next, choose DataShare.
- Add numbers belonging to people who you wish to share your data with.
- If asked for a PIN during the process, use 0000.
- Contract customers can activate Data Share by dialing 135.
How many number can I add to DataShare?
That’s how to transfer MTN data to other MTN users. But how many people can you add to DataShare? The good news is that you can add as many as 20 people with whom you will be sharing your MTN data. That’s more than enough people for most users.
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Can I share MTN data with people on other networks?
A lot of people out there are looking to transfer MTN data to people on other networks? Is that possible? Unfortunately, MTN data cannot be shared with people on Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom. It can only be shared with people on MTN.
The reason why this facility is not available is probably because each of the networks has different charges for each of the bundles on their books. So, it wouldn’t be practical to try and share data from one network to the other.
Why transfer MTN data?
In this post, we showed you how to transfer MTN mobile data. But why would you want to do this? This is something that we have already looked at. Most people share data because they wish to help out their friends and family. Perhaps someone that you know has run out and they do not have money to buy more data.
Another reason for sharing is if your data bundle is about to expire. Instead of letting go of the data, you can give it to those around you. The only condition being that they must be on the same network, of course. Otherwise, you can share as much data as you wish.
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