How to buy data for a friend on MTN

This is a guide on how to buy data for a friend on MTN. There are multiple ways in which you can buy data for your friend on MTN. You can either use data transfer or buy it directly from your banking app.

  • Dial *136#.
  • Select “MTN Menu” from the options.
  • Select “Me2U” from the options.
  • Choose “transfer bundle”.
  • Choose “data”.
  • Select how long you want it valid for.
  • Choose the suitable offer.
  • Enter the number you wish to transfer the data bundle to.

The above method needs you to have airtime for it to work. It’s very simple and effortless. Your friend will receive the data immediately after you confirm your transaction.

Buy the data from your banking app

You can buy the data directly from your banking app. This is an option that is available to most banks, some banking apps are free and don’t charge any transaction fees. You don’t need mobile data to access some banking apps.

Buy data and just enter your friend’s phone number, you will have to know what network they use too. Make sure to select “data”, the default is usually airtime.


This was a guide on how to buy data for a friend on MTN. Do you have any thoughts or questions? Comment below.

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