MTN enables its customers to share data with family and friends

20 January 2015

MTN enables its customers to share data with family and friends without costing them a cent

Unused data that customers forfeit at the end of the month will be a thing of the past thanks to the launch of Data Share, a proposition that allows MTN customers to link up and share data with up to 20 MTN Numbers without incurring any connection or SIM linking fee.

With MTN Data Share, the main account holder can add and link SIM-enabled devices such as dongles, tablets and modems and MTN numbers of their extended family and friends free of charge. The main account holder can share data with these MTN numbers to ensure that any unused data does not go to waste.

Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer: MTN South Africa, says MTN has realised that many customers do not consume all of the data that MTN provides in their packages.

Data Share gives customers who generally use data modestly an opportunity to share unused data with additional MTN numbers and members of their extended families who are on the MTN network, who can use it for a variety of applications including downloading, online gaming and streaming,” says Annetts.

He adds that the increasing uptake of SIM-enabled devices such as tablets, dongles and modems has resulted in customers being weighed down by the administration hassle of managing numerous accounts.

Through MTN Data Share, MTN customers have the flexibility to share across multiple devices in order and remain connected anytime, anywhere with everyone without hassle.

“Data Share offers control and flexibility to manage your accounts and the fulfilment and satisfaction of sharing the benefits of your package with your loved ones. It enables our customers to share data that would otherwise have been lost without incurring any expenses,” concludes Annetts.

MTN Data Share is available to Prepaid, TopUp, Postpaid and My MTNChoice customers. To activate this service, PAYG customers can simply purchase a data bundle via USSD at *141*2*163# and then activate data share by dialling *141*5#. Contract customers need to call MTN Customer Call Centre on 808 or visit any MTN branded store or via the MTN Website at .

To activate the service, MTN customers should call 808 for support or queries or walk into any store or online at for activation.



Bridget Bhengu: Senior Manager – PR and Communications, MTN SA

Cell: 083 212 1964 / E-mail:


Mamello Raborifi: PR Specialist, MTN SA

Cell: 083 214 5681 / E-mail:



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