MTN Nigeria data share plan

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When you run a google search for MTN
Data Share, the bulk of results you get
are from bloggers who just copied and
pasted the info from the official site
without even giving it try. Thanks to
@SuperSanusi and @MTN180 , I now
have all the details with regards to how
MTN Nigeria’s data share works. You
can refer to this as a sort of MTN Data
Share FAQ.
For me, the N8,000 for 5GB Data Share
experience was sweet. I highly
recommend reading this guide before
subscribing for MTN Data Share to
avoid mistakes like I made.
Lets begin
How Many Beneficiaries Can I Share
MTN Data With?
You can only share data with up to 5
people. You MUST add these five
people to your account before sending
Share to 131. If you have only 2
beneficiaries and activate share, you
won’t be allowed to add more
beneficiaries again until the current
plan expires or you exhaust you share
of data.
How Is MTN Data Shared Amongst
Beneficiaries?
Unlike Glo Data Share that doesn’t set
a limit to the amount of data that can
be shared, when you activate data
share on MTN, your data balance is
shared equally between you and your
beneficiaries. That is if you have 4
beneficiaries and you’re subscribed to
the 5GB data plan, the 5 of you will
receive 1GB of data each.
Can I Share My MTN Data Delight
Bonus?
MTN data share plans come with data
bonus which unfortunately can not be
shared. The sponsor (main SIM) has
access to all of it. You can only share
your main data balance.
How Do I Check My MTN Shared Data
Balance?
For now, only the sponsor (main SIM)
user can check his data balance.
Beneficiaries will have to call customer
care or tweet at the very responsive
@MTN180 to get their data balance.
Hopefully MTN will release a USSD
code or SMS code for this in the future.
Can Beneficiaries Roll Over Data?
Yes, from my experience this is
possible. Let’s say you have 200MB
remaining from a previous data share
and someone shares his bundle with
you giving you say 1GB, your current
balance goes up to 1.2GB
For How Long Is The Shared Data
Valid?
Shared data is valid for as long as the
validity period of the shared plan. That
is 30 days minimum. This could extend
up to 90 days if the person sharing
data with others is on MTN Multiple
Data Plan.
What is MTN Multiple Data Plan?
MTN Nigeria now allows you to have
up to 3 plans running at the same time
on your SIM. Thus if you are
subscribed to three data plans at a
time, your validity period extends up to
90 days maximum if they are 30 days
plans.
How Do I Cancel MTN Data Share?
As a sponsor, MTN stops sharing your
data once you’ve exhausted the current
plan. To share a new plan, you have to
send Share to 131 again. If you
don’t want to share data with a
particular beneficiary, you can remove
him/her by dialing *131*2#. If you
don’t send Share to 131, your
new plan will NOT be shared at all.
What Is The Best Bundle For MTN Data
Share?
In my opinion the best value for money
here is the N8,000 for 5GB of data
( MTN Happy Hour Data Plus ).
MTN Happy Hour Data Plan gives
you an extra 100% of your bundle
subscription to browse from
12.30am to 4.30am within 2 weeks
validity period for just N200. If you
subscribe for 5GB, you get an extra
5GB for just N200.
In the end you get a total of 12.5GB of
data for jut N8,200.
How Do I Subscribe For The MTN
12.5GB Data for N8,200 Offer
Simply opt-in to MTN Happy Hour
Data Plus by dialing *131*5#.
Load N8,200 worth of airtime and
afterwards subscribe for the 5GB plan
by dialing *101#.
From now on when you send 2 to 131
to check your data balance, you’ll get
two feedbacks. One for the 5GB plan
and another for the Happy Hour Data
Bonus. It looks like:
You have 5.00GB of your 5GB MTN
Happy Hour Data Plus. Your 5GB
MTN Happy Hour Data Plus plan
expires 20/Dec/2013
Y’ello! You have received 2.5GB
extra data in the MTN Data Delight
offer, you now have 7.5GB. Valid for
30Days. Dial *559*2# for balance
on extra data. Enjoy!
Here’s the breakdown:
1. 5GB Regular Data
2. 2.5GB Data Delight Bonus
3. 5GB MTN Happy Hour Data Plus
Total 12.5GB of Data
NOTE: You get to keep over 7.5GB of
data as the sponsor since data
delight and happy hour bonus
cannot be shared.
Can I Share My MTN Happy Hour Data
Plus Plan?
Like every other data bonus from MTN,
you can’t share this one either.
Phew! So guys, there you have it.
Everything you need to know about
MTN Data Share.
Feel free to leave a comment, question
and of course share with friends.

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