Just in case you didn’t know by now, MTN now offers full Data rollover which means you can now rollover your unused internet data to the next month subscription. All you have to do is ensure that you auto-renew your data subscription before it expires and your unused data is automatically moved to the next month.
However, important to note that data rollover feature is only applicable to monthly plans.
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How to transfer Data bundle on MTN using MTN Data gifting.
I’m sure you must have heard of MTN data gifting, its a way to transfer data bundle on MTN using a simple code or SMS. Data Gifting service allows you to send a data bundle to your friends and loved ones, by simply paying for the data bundle on behalf of the person.
Data Gifting can also be used to send data to your other smartphones, modems and iPad.
See methods below:
How to send Data as a Gift Plan on MTN:
Option 1 (SMS):
- 1. Register for the Data Gifting service by sending keyword REG to 131; you will receive a unique authentication PIN
- 2. Text key word “GIFT [MSISDN][Data Bundle Code][PIN] to 131. E.g Gift 0803xxxxxxxx 106 0000.
Where 106 is the code of 100MB monthly plan and 0000 is your PIN”
Option 2 (USSD):
- Dial *131# and follow the menu
Below is the list of all android data plan and codes for MTN
|Bundle Plan||Price (N)||Validity Period||Activation Code (Text to 131)||Activation Code
|20mins + 15MB + 35 SMS||250||24 Hrs||SPD|
|100Mins + 100SMS + 300MB||2015||30 Days||SPM|
|4.5GB Night plan (9PM-6AM)||2500||30 Days||102||*102#|
|4.5GB (1.5GB day 6.01am-8.59pm and 3GB night 9pm-6am)||2500||30Days||120||*120#|
Data Usage Guide
|1 hour instant messaging||0.25MB- 1MB|
|1 hour of web browsing||1.5MB-25MB|
|Download 100 e-mails||1MB-10MB|
|1 hour on Facebook||2MB- 80MB|
|Download 1 photo||0.05MB-2Mb|
|Download 1 MP3 file||3MB- 8MB|
|1 software download||70MB-800MB|
|1 hour of video streaming ( e.g. YouTube)||250Mb-500MB|
This allows you to enjoy un-interrupted data access on your phone or tablet. Your active data bundle will be automatically renewed at the end of the validity period. In case you exhaust your data bundle before the validity date, you will receive a notification advising you to activate a new data plan or continue at pay as you go rate (5k/kb).
Notes: The table above represents the Peak data rates across the MTN network, and also shows the average transfer rate of data when accessing popular internet sites using the MTN Network. Also note that the average transfer rate might be more or less depending on the rate of data consumption of the application involved.