How to share MTN SME DATA with other MTN numbers
You can share data with any beneficiary by sending SMS format below to 131 as shown in the list below (or dial *461# and follow the prompt):
SMS Format to send to 131 to share data
SMEA <PhoneNumber> 250 <PIN> to 131
SMS to transfer 250MB
SMEB <PhoneNumber> 500 <PIN> to 131
SMS to transfer 500MB
SMEC <PhoneNumber> 1000 <PIN> to 131
SMS to transfer 1GB
SMED <PhoneNumber> 2000 <PIN> to 131
SMS to transfer 2GB
SMEE <PhoneNumber> 5000 <PIN> to 131
SMS to transfer 5GB
NOTE: You can only share data in multiples of250MB, 500MB, 1GB, 2GB or 5GB. Sharing data in multiples of any other data sizes is not allowed.
For example to share 250MB of data with beneficiary using phone number 07065463512 and MTN PIN ‘3456’, then the following is sent as SMS to 131 (or Dial *461# and follow the prompt);
SMEA 07065463512 250 3456 = Correct Format!
SMEA 07065463512 200 3456 = Wrong Format
SMEB 07065463512 200 3456 = Wrong Format
SMESHARE 07065463512 200 3456 = Wrong Format
READ- MTN SME Data Share frequently ask questions
Can I share data sizes multiple times to the same beneficiary?
Yes, especially when the data size which you wish to share is larger than 5GB. To share data of larger sizes than 10GB for instance, you may share 5GB twice or 2GB five times or 1GB ten times. For example, to share 10GB of data with beneficiary using phone number 07065463512 and MTN PIN ‘3456’,
simply send SMEE 07065463512 5000 3456 twice to effectively share 10GB.
Does beneficiary’s phone number have to be an MTN phone number to enjoy the service?
Yes, the beneficiary’s phone number must be an MTN phone number on any service class.
How do I check my MTN SME data balance?
You simply send DATABALANCE to 131 or dial *461#and follow the prompt or *461*2#
How do beneficiaries check their data balance?
The beneficiary checks own balance by sending SHAREBALANCE to 131 or dialing *461# and following the prompt or *461*2#