MTN has revamped its Data Gifting service which now comes with interesting offerings. The newly revamped Data Gifting service now has 2 new features called Dash Me Data and Data Transfer services.
What is MTN Dash Me Data?
“Dash Me Data or Request Data from a Friend” is a service that allows an MTN subscribers initiate a data request to his/ her friends for them to buy him/her a data bundle. By this, the beneficiary can request for data from a sponsor.
What is MTN Data Transfer?
“Data Transfer” is a service that allows you to share data from your active data balance e.g. customer “A” who has an active data plan can now share certain amount of data with another customer who is customer “B” up to a certain limit.
To this end, the Data Gifting Service name on the USSD menu (*131#) has now been changed from ‘Data Gifting’ to ‘Gift Data’ and the following services have been made available on menu:
1. Transfer from Data Balance
2. Buy for a Friend
3. Request from a Friend
4. View Pending Request
Please see below a summarized tabular representation of the service.
|S/N||Service Name||Direct USSD||USSD Short code||SMS short code to 131||Bundle Size/Type|
Transfer from Data Balance (Data Transfer)
*131*Beneficiary’s Phone number*Data amount#
Transfer<space>Beneficiary’s Phone number<space>Data amount
|2||Buy for a Friend (Data Gifting)||*131*7*2#||*131* <Bundle Activation Code>* <Recipient MSISDN>#||N/A||Access bundles|
|3||Request from a Friend (Dash me Data)||*131*7*3#||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|4||View Pending Request||*131*7*4#||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Check the FAQ on these services HERE.