How to Transfer Data on MTN, Glo, 9mobile and Airtel the USSD way.

Today, we guide you on the ease of data transfer on major Nigerian networks – MTN, Glo, 9mobile, and Airtel. Data transfer is the magic that allows you to share your data plan with friends and family. Yes, you heard that right – share. An act of love that network providers have allowed us to perform.

Why would you need to transfer data, you ask? Well, for starters, it saves cost as you can share a single data plan between multiple devices and users. Also, you can be the superhero friend who saves the day by sharing data when someone runs out of their own. 

In this blog, we’ll guide you through the steps of data transfer on each network and highlight some limitations to be aware of. Let’s dive in and start sharing the love!

how to transfer data on mtn, Glo, 9mobile and Airtel

We’ve gathered how to transfer data on all network in this article, check for your prefared network provider and follow the instructions underneath to get your data transferred.

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How to Transfer data on MTN

Transferring data on MTN is just as easy as getting your favourite snack from the corner shop, provided you follow these steps. Firstly, dial *131*7# and select the option for share from balance or buy for a friend. Secondly, enter the phone number of the recipient and confirm the transaction. That’s all, super easy.

However, there are limitations to MTN data transfer. You must have a minimum of 50MB in your data balance to be able to make transfer and MTN allows data transfer as many times a day but with a maximum of 2GB. Also, you can always transfer data as long as you have enough of it in your balance.

Now, you can sponsor your friend’s binge watching or gossip session just with a few clicks! But hold on, our job is not over yet. Read on to learn how to transfer data on Glo, 9mobile and Airtel.

How to Transfer data on Glo

Glo data transfer is one of the easiest ways to share data with your loved ones. To transfer data on Glo, simply dial *127*Data Plan Code*receiver’s number#. The Data Plan Code is a unique code that identifies the data plan you wish to share. Once the code is entered correctly, the recipient receives an SMS indicating the successful data transfer. 

However, there are limitations to this service. The data transferred cannot be reversed or refunded, so you have to be sure of the receiver’s number before sending. Also, the data can only be transferred to Glo customers, so make sure the recipient is on the Glo network before proceeding. 

In addition to these limitations, it’s important to note that data transfer can be obstructed if the recipient’s phone number is not registered or authorized to receive data. It’s always better to confirm with the recipient to avoid disappointment. 

Overall, Glo data transfer provides a simple means of sharing data and staying connected with those you care about. Just be sure to take note of the limitations before proceeding with a data transfer.

How to Transfer data on 9mobile

Oh, 9mobile, the network that’s not quite as popular as its competitors, but still manages to hold its own in the market. So, you want to transfer data on 9mobile? Well, it’s not rocket science, but it’s also not exactly as simple as 1, 2, 3. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

To transfer data on 9mobile, simply dial *229*pin*volume of data in MB*recipient’s number#. Yes, it’s a mouthful, but it gets the job done. Just make sure you have enough data to share with the recipient before initiating the transfer. The process is pretty straightforward, but hey, this is 9mobile we’re talking about, so let’s not get complacent just yet.

Now, let’s talk about the limitations of 9mobile data transfer. Unfortunately, you can only share data with other 9mobile users. So, if you were hoping to be the hero among your friends on different networks, well, tough luck. Also, there’s a limit to the number of times you can transfer data in a day, so don’t get too generous, or you might hit a roadblock.

But all in all, transferring data on 9mobile is pretty manageable. Just make sure you’re fully aware of the limitations before you go on a sharing spree. Are you ready to spread the love? Dial that code, and let the sharing begin (limited to 9mobile users, that is).

How to Transfer data on Airtel

If you’re an Airtel user, you may need to transfer your data once in a while. Fortunately, Airtel provides a straightforward process for data transfer. To transfer data on Airtel, dial *141# and select the option 8 which is “Share data ” then on the next screen, select “data Me2u”. Then again on the next screen, select “enter from existing data”. follow the next prompts to complete the transfer. It’s that easy! 

However, it’s essential to note that there are limitations to Airtel’s data transfer. You can only transfer data to another Airtel line, and the recipient must have an active data plan. Additionally, the data transfer amount must be within your remaining data balance. 

So, before you transfer data on Airtel, make sure to check these limitations and consider them. But other than that, the process is pretty simple and straightforward, just like Airtel’s reliable network.

Tips to consider

As convenient as data transfer may be, it’s important to keep in mind some tips that will save you a lot of headaches. First and foremost, always be wary of data thieves who make a living off stealing people’s precious data. To avoid such incidents, only share data with trusted people and never with strangers. 

Additionally, it’s important to regularly check your data balance to avoid unwittingly exhausting all your data at once. This way, you can keep track of your data usage and avoid paying extra charges to your network provider. 

Overall, while data transfer may seem like a walk in the park, it’s important to be vigilant and follow these simple tips to ensure a smooth and safe process.


To sum it up, transferring data on major networks is not as difficult as rocket science. All you have to do is follow the right steps, and voila! You can transfer data easily to your loved ones or colleagues. However, there are some limitations to data transfer on various networks, which you need to keep in mind. So make sure you check them out before proceeding.

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