MTN Data Share services (Complete Guide)

MTN allows its customers to buy and share their data plans conveniently. No matter who you are or what you do, MTN has something suitable and affordable for you. You can share your data with family, friends, and your workers without any stress. The new MTN data share means one subscription, data access for all.

MTN data share services

MTN is the most popular mobile telecommunication in Nigeria, offering voice calls and internet data bundles. In today’s post, we are going to discuss more the following:

  • How to share data on MTN
  • MTN Corporate GDS
  • Sponsored Data
  • Corporate Data Gifting
  • Data Coupons
  • SME DataShare
  • MTN Education Suite

How to share data on MTN Nigeria

MTN’s Gift Data feature allows you to send data to friends from your active data balance, buy data for friends, and request data from friends. In essence, the program allows you to transmit and purchase data bundles for your other smart phones, modems, and tablets.

The Data Gifting service is available to all MTN subscribers.

How to Give MTN Data as a Gift

To use the service, call 131*7# on your phone, go to myMTN App, send SMS keyword, or dial direct shortcodes for the following options:

Transfer Data: You may now share data with your friends and family from your current Data Balance: Simply text Transferspace> or call 131Phone number* Data amount#. space>Call number The total number of data points is 131.

Buy Data for a Buddy: You can purchase a certain data bundle for a friend and have it deducted from your airtime. Simply dial 131Bundle Activation Code*Beneficiary’s Phone Number# and follow the prompts.

Request Data from a Buddy: If you find yourself stranded or without data on your phone, you may now request data from that special friend. Simply call 131*7*3# to get started.

View Requests That Are Pending: To review all of your current requests. Simply call 131*7*4# to get started.

DataShare Corporate Group

Do you manage a school or a massive company with people that require data to work remotely and be productive? DataShare Corporate Group provides your organization a big data bucket to share with your workers. It enables you to manage the spending of your data.

How does it work?

An organization buys bulk mobile data and assigns this data appropriately to recipients – its employees, students, POS, or other devices. Many people can use a single data plan.

Corporate GDS has two possibilities

Corrected: this allows recipients to consume just a predetermined quantity of shared data bucket data. The organization for all recipients determines these restrictions.

Variable: This provides recipients with limitless access to data from the shared data bucket.

Corporate GDS is excellent to enable telecommuting and security devices, numerous POS devices, etc.

Other key advantages

Excellent savings on consumer packages.

Rolling out of unneeded data to reduce waste

Ability to add as many recipients as required

Use reports to monitor recipients and reduce misuse.

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Sharable data Bundles and their prices

Data Bundle (GB)Amount(N)

Sponsored Data

Have you ever envisioned your clients, prospects, consumers, church members, or student’s parents having access to your different online platforms, such as websites and mobile applications, without having Data on their phones?

Simply funding the Data they could have spent accessing your services can eliminate the barrier to digital participation. Sponsored Data is a toll-free data service that allows businesses to provide their customers, students, church members, and others data-free access to their websites or mobile apps.

How Does It Work?

As the owner of a company’s app or website, you may become a sponsor by purchasing bulk data and allowing consumers to use your digital platforms without paying for data. Your data bucket provides the data required to access the media. You may also limit the amount of data that specific visitors to your site or app users access.


Remove the impediment to your consumers’ engagement.
Allows your consumers to visit your website and utilize your apps without fear of incurring data charges.
You have more control since you can allocate data to each individual.

Corporate Data Gifting

Corporate Data Gifting allows businesses to reward their consumers with data in an easy-to-use and trackable manner. As a result, encouraging or rewarding certain customer behaviors like mobile app uptake, survey participation, or customer-to-prospect recommendations is now worthwhile.

How Does It Work?

An organization purchases data in bulk and distributes it through an API gateway or a self-service platform. Customers obtain this information and may utilize it right away.


  • Various data bundle denominations can be given as gifts.
  • competences for self-service
  • Based on business rules, keep an eye on the data bundles depletion.
  • As your customer’s loyalty grows, you’ll have a direct influence on them.
  • Only MTN customers have access to this service.

Data Coupons

Data Gifting is a subset of this service. The critical distinction is that businesses may use data coupons to reward their consumers for their loyalty, engagement, and adoption. Because it’s a quick and straightforward way to deploy and redeem data coupons, it’s ideal for companies like FMCGs, who can now package them with their products.

How Does It Work?

An organization buys large amounts of data in bulk and sells it to consumers in smaller quantities. Each data coupon has a PIN that users may use to redeem the coupons via the MyMTN app, MTN USSD *131#, or ng


  • Various data bundle denominations are available.
  • Remove the need for costly deployment logistics.
  • Customer redemption is simple.
  • Customers will see immediate value.
  • Only MTN customers have access to this service.

SME DataShare

MTN SMALL BUSINESS DataShare is a prepaid service that allows companies to purchase data bundles and share them with their employees. This solution is tailored to expanding enterprises, allowing them to control internet consumption per employee throughout their whole organization centrally.

MTN SME DataShare is a simple, straightforward self-service solution that gives you complete control over your data usage throughout your company.

To use this service, you must first switch to the MTN BizPlus pricing plan by dialing 46011#.


Beneficiaries get data through SMS, USSD, or the myMTN App. Anyone has access to data. The data sharer (sponsor) will be in charge of allocating data across several data plans.


  • You may give internet connection to all of your employees, including those who are geographically separated.
  • You can better plan/manage internet spending for all of your employees.

You can read about MTN Official SME Data Plans and Subscription codes

Subscription Plans

Product NamePrice(N)ValidityShare LimitsSMS KeywordUSSD StringShare Denominations
25GB SME Data Plan10,00030 days50468*461*2*1*1#500MB, 1GB, 2GB, 3GB, 5GB & 10GB
35GB SME Data Plan13,50030 days70501*461*2*1*2#500MB, 1GB, 2GB, 3GB, 5GB & 10GB
165GB SME Data Plan50,00060 Days330502*461*2*1*3#500MB, 1GB, 2GB, 3GB, 5GB & 10GB
360GB SME Data Plan100,00090 Days720504*461*2*1*4#500MB, 1GB, 2GB, 3GB, 5GB & 10GB
1TB SME Data Plan250,00090 Days2500505*461*2*1*5#500MB, 1GB, 2GB, 3GB, 5GB & 10GB

MTN Education Suite

Because of the problems that come with online learning, the MTN Education Suite is created to provide schools with various alternatives to select from to fulfill their specific needs. MTN Education Suite offers multiple packages to enable instructors and students to participate in online learning and collaboration.

MTN Education Suite provides everything, whether it’s data to empower instructors and students, a sophisticated learning platform for collaboration, or tablets and laptops.

1st option: (Only Data Package)

The Data Only Package provides schools with huge data bundles that can be subscribed to and shared among instructors and students.

Data BundleValidityPrice (N)
280GB90 Days79,500
465GB90 Days130,000
920GB90 Days254,000
1225GB90 Days313,000

Schools have two options for sharing these data bundles among their teachers/students:

  1. Share via MTN Self Service Portal: This allows an assigned School Administrator to allocate data to teachers and students as approved by the school management. Available data allocation options below:Data AllocationValidity250GB30 Days500GB30 Days1GB30 Days2GB30 Days3GB30 Days
  2. Share via MTN Data Coupons: This allows an assigned School Administrator to send teachers and students Data Coupons which consist of 10 digit PINs. Teachers and students will use these PINs to redeem their coupons via myMTN app. Available Data Coupon options below:Data AllocationValidity350MB7 Days750MB7 Days1.5GB30 Days2GB30 Days3GB30 Days4.5GB30 Days
  3. *An assigned School Administrator is able to send Data Coupons multiple times to Teachers and students, in line with the School’s approved data requirements.

Option 2 (Data Package + Laptops/Tablets)

We understand that there is the need for schools to offer teachers, other staff and students, devices to boost productivity. With this offer, we combine data bundles and a range of tablets or laptops for you to choose from.

TabletSpecsPrice (N)
Tecno Droipad16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, 4000mAh44,850
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0”32GB ROM, 2GB RAM, 5000mAh76,000
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1”32GB ROM, 2GB RAM, 6150mAh127,000
HP Notebook 15”Windows 10 Home, AMD Dual-Core 2.5GHz 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD Writer, 1 year limited parts and carry-in service95,000

Schools are free to choose from HP, Dell, and a range of other laptop brands which can be paid for in agreed installments.

Option 3 (Data Package + Laptops/Tablets + Microsoft Teams Learning Platform)

For schools currently grappling with multiple conferencing and messaging tools from various providers, this offers a unified and robust solution that consolidates all learning needs. Microsoft Teams allows you to create classes, share learning materials, assign quizzes, and share assignments.

Microsoft Teams for Learning is offered along with:

  • Web versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • Desktop version of Teams
  • Enterprise Video Conferencing service for creating, managing and sharing videos securely across an organisation/school
  • Desktop version of OneNote
  • Plan schedules and daily tasks with Microsoft Teams
  • Unlimited number of users
  • Class and Staff notebooks
  • Teacher Community (PLC) groups
  • Self-grading quizzes with forms
  • Digital storytelling with Sway
  • Compliance solutions with a unified eDiscovery center
  • Rights management, data loss prevention, and encryption
  • Workflow automation across apps and services to automate business processes without writing code
  • Unlimited personal cloud storage
  • Unlimited email storage with In-Place archiving

*MICROSOFT TEAMS FOR LEARNING MTN has partnered with Microsoft to offer schools the robust Microsoft Teams Learning platform completely free. This is a digital hub that integrates the conversations, content, and apps your school needs to be more collaborative and engaged.

Routers & MiFi

MTN offers routers and MiFi to teachers and students where assigning data to their phone lines is not adequate.

Our CAT6 HyNetflex routers offer you superior indoor reception.

 FeaturesPrice (N)
HyNetflexFree 120GB on-device purchase20,000
Double data on all renewals within the first 3 months
Subsequent monthly data prices from N4,000
 FeaturesPrice (N)
MiFiFree 30GB on-device purchase12,000
100% bonus data on all renewals below N5,000 within first 6 months
Subsequent monthly data prices from N500

Next Steps

Once you have decided on your preferred package the next steps would be:

  1. Determine whether you will be providing data for teachers or teachers and students
  2. Agree the number of beneficiaries and how much data will be allocated to each beneficiary
  3. Determine your preference for allocating the data i.e. Data Coupons or allocation via the Self Service Portal
  4. Call 0906 254 6971 or send an email to [email protected] and an Account Partner will be available to assist you.


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