Buying Data for Someone Else on MTN

Buying Data for Someone Else on MTN

MTN is one of the largest mobile network operators in Africa, providing a range of services including the ability to buy data for another MTN user. This service is particularly useful if you want to gift data to a friend or family member, or if you need to provide data to an employee or colleague. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to purchase data for someone else on the MTN network.

Step 1: Check Your MTN Airtime Balance

Before you proceed with purchasing data for someone else, ensure that you have enough airtime credit on your MTN account to cover the cost of the data bundle. You can check your balance by dialing *136# and following the prompts or by using the MTN app.

Step 2: Select the Appropriate Data Bundle

MTN offers a variety of data bundles tailored to different usage needs and budgets. These can range from daily to monthly bundles, and from small data allocations for light users to larger packages for those with high data consumption. Consider the data needs of the person you are buying for when choosing a bundle.

Step 3: Purchase Data for Someone Else via USSD

To buy data for another MTN user using USSD, follow these steps:

  • Dial 1362# from your MTN mobile phone.
  • Select the ‘Data bundles’ option from the menu.
  • Choose ‘Buy for a Friend’ or a similarly titled option that indicates purchasing for another number.
  • When prompted, enter the recipient’s MTN number.
  • Select the data bundle you wish to purchase from the list of available options.
  • Confirm the transaction. The cost of the data bundle will be deducted from your airtime balance, and the recipient’s account will be credited with the data.

Step 4: Buy Data for Someone Else Using the MTN App

If you prefer a more visual interface or if you’re already using the MTN app for your transactions, you can also buy data for someone else through the app:

  • Open the MTN app on your smartphone. If you haven’t installed it yet, you can download it from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
  • Log in with your MTN number. If you’re a new user, you’ll need to register for an account.
  • Navigate to the ‘Buy’ or ‘Data bundles’ section within the app.
  • Look for an option to ‘Buy for a Friend’ or ‘Gift Data’.
  • Enter the recipient’s MTN number.
  • Choose the data bundle you want to purchase for them.
  • Confirm your purchase. The cost will be deducted from your airtime balance, and the recipient will receive the data.

Step 5: Confirmation of Data Purchase

After the purchase, you will receive a confirmation message from MTN, and the recipient will also get a notification that they have received a data bundle from your number. This ensures transparency and confirmation for both parties involved.

Step 6: Considerations and Tips

  • Always double-check the recipient’s MTN number before confirming the purchase to avoid sending data to the wrong person.
  • Be aware of the data bundle’s validity period and communicate this to the recipient so they can utilize the data before it expires.
  • If you’re unsure about which data bundle to choose, MTN often provides recommendations based on typical usage patterns which can guide your decision.

Step 7: MTN Customer Support

Should you face any difficulties or have any inquiries regarding the data purchase process, MTN’s customer support team is available to assist you. You can reach them by dialing 135 from your MTN handset, visiting an MTN store, or using the help and support features within the MTN app.

Buying data for someone else on MTN is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few minutes. It’s a convenient way to ensure that those you care about or those who rely on you for connectivity have access to the internet whenever they need it.