How to transfer data on airtel

How to Transfer and Gift Data on Airtel

In this guide you’ll discover how to transfer data on Airtel by dialing a simple code on your mobile device.

The feature that allows users to transfer data on Airtel Nigeria is called SmartShare, and it comes in two forms — Me2u and Gifting.

With Me2u, subscribers can transfer certain amount of Megabytes (MB) to their loved ones. That is, if you have 1 Gigabyte data in your balance, you can decide to transfer 100 MB to anyone you want.

Gifting, on the other hand, is when you buy a data plan for your loved ones from what’s in your data balance.

Note: Transferring data is different from data sharing, which on the other hand allows up to 5 people to use the same subscription. 

To continue with this guide, first you need to change from the default PIN which is set at 1234. To do so dial *141# and reply with 5. Follow the instructions you see there to change from your default PIN.

How to Transfer data on Airtel

To Transfer 10MB to your family or friend:

  • Dial *141*712*11*Phone Number#. For instance, if the recipient’s phone number is 08012345678, then you’ll need dial *141*712*11*08012345678#.
  • Confirm transaction by dialing 1 when you get a prompt to do so.

To transfer 25MB to your family or friend:

  • Dial *141*712*9*Phone Number#. For instance, if the recipient’s phone number is 08012345678, then you’ll need dial
    *141*712*9*08012345678#.
  • Confirm transaction by dialing 1 when you get a prompt to do so.

To transfer 60MB data to your family or friend:

  • Dial *141*712*4*Phone Number#. For instance, if the recipient’s phone number is 08012345678, then you’ll need dial  *141*712*4*08012345678#.
  • Confirm transaction by dialing 1 when you get a prompt to do so.

An alternative way to transfer data on Airtel is to dial *141#, select option 5 (SmartShare) and then 3  (Me2u), enter the data volume you wish to transfer and confirm your transaction.

Note: Transfering of MB on Airtel comes with a fee of 100 naira or 10 MB.

How to Gift Data on Airtel

  • Dial *141# using your Airtel line.
  • Select option “5” (SmartShare) and then “2” (Gifting).
  • Choose the bundle you wish to buy for your friend.
  • Confirm your transaction.

You can gift daily bundles, weekly bundles, monthly bundles, or mega packs to your loved ones, depending on your preference.

Note: Data gifting is usually set on auto-renewals. To stop this, send “STOP” to 141.

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