How to Transfer Data on Airtel

To transfer data on Airtel, dial *321#. The code is available for Airtel Me2U and Airtel Gifting services. Alternatively, you can transfer your Airtel data using the Airtel mobile app.

Data sharing is one of the best ways to enjoy your data subscriptions with your friends and loved ones. Thankfully, Airtel, one of the biggest telecom providers, has made data sharing much easier and faster for its subscribers through its mobile app, Airtel Gifting and AirtelMe2U service. So, if you are wondering how you can transfer data on Airtel to that person whose data subscription has run down, the steps below will guide you and in minutes you are done.

Code to Transfer Data on Airtel

The code for transferring data on Airtel is *321#. This Airtel USSD code allows you to share your data plan with your loved ones across phones, laptops and tablets. If you are an  Airtel network subscriber, then you don’t have to register for the Airtel Me2U service, as every active line can enjoy this service. The Airtel transfer code is useful for Airtel smart share/Data Gifting.

Note: Airtel Me2U allows you to share or “transfer” from the data allowance of an already purchased data bundle to another customer while Airtel Data Gifting enables you to buy a data bundle plan for another customer by paying with your own airtime.

How to get my Airtel Transfer Pin

If you are a first-time user of this Airtel data transfer code *321#, then it’s best you don’t proceed with your transfers without knowing your default transfer PIN and possibly changing it to your most preferred PIN.

As a first-timer, your default transfer pin is 1234 and to change it to your personal PIN, you will need to produce a 4-digit secret code to replace the default pin. Follow the steps below to change your transfer pin.

  •  Open the messaging app on your phone and text PIN {space} Default PIN {space} New PIN to 432. E.g., to change your password to 5656, your text message should read —  PIN 1234 5656, and sent to 432.
  • You will then receive an SMS from 432 confirming that your transfer pin is now effective

Note: This guideline is also applicable for old Airtel Me2U users wishing to change their previous transfer pin to a new one.

How to Transfer Data from Airtel to Airtel

Transferring data from an Airtel line to another Airtel line is possible by following two methods – the Airtel data Me2U and the Airtel data gifting service. For both methods, you will still use the transfer code *321# to access it.

  • Dial *321#
    Select Next at the bottom of the listed options
    Select the “Gifting & Sharing” option (select NEXT if not on the main menu)
  • Select the “Data Me2U” option
  • Reply with the option for “Send Me2U from existing data allowance“
  • Enter the data amount you desire to share
  • Enter the recipient’s phone number
  • Then, enter your Airtel transfer pin
  • You will receive a notification for successfully transferring data to the number you provided.

Transfer Code for Airtel Data Gifting

  • SDial *321#
  • Select Next at the bottom of the listed options
  • Select the “Gifting & Sharing” option (select NEXT if not on the main menu)
  • Select the type of bundle you wish to purchase for the recipient (monthly bundle, weekly bundle, daily bundle, etc.)
  • Select the amount of data
  • Enter the recipient’s Airtel number
  • Confirm the transaction
  • You have successfully purchased data for another Airtel SIM card.

Note –  The amount relevant to the data you purchased will be deducted from your Airtel airtime. So before you go ahead to gift your loved one data, ensure you have a sufficient airtime subscription on your mobile phone.

How to Transfer 1GB Data from Airtel to Airtel

Transferring 1GB data from your Airtel line to another Airtel line is possible with Airtel gifting, simply follow the steps below.

  • Dial *321#
  • Select Next at the bottom of the listed options
  • Select the “Gifting & Sharing” option
  • Select the type of bundle you wish to purchase for the recipient (monthly bundle, weekly bundle, daily bundle, etc.)
  • Select 1GB as the amount of data
  • Enter the recipient’s Airtel number
  • Confirm the transaction
  • You have successfully purchased data for another Airtel SIM card.
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Note: You cannot transfer 1GB of data from airtel to airtel at once using data Me2U; You can start with an option of 200MB and repeat the process if you wish to transfer more.

How Can I Transfer 500MB Data On Airtel?

Transferring 500MB of data from your Airtel line to another Airtel line is only possible using Airtel gifting as Airtel Data Me2U only allows you to share a maximum of 200MB of data with one person. So, to share 500MB of data, simply follow the steps below.

  • Dial *321#
  • Select Next at the bottom of the listed options
  • Select the “Gifting & Sharing” option
  • Select the type of bundle you wish to purchase for the recipient (monthly bundle, weekly bundle, daily bundle, etc.)
  • Select 500 as the amount of data
  • Enter the recipient’s Airtel number
  • Confirm the transaction
  • You have successfully purchased data for another Airtel SIM card.

Note: You must have a data subscription of over 500MB to be able to transfer 500MB to another Airtel subscriber.

How to Transfer Data from Airtel to Other Networks

You can not transfer airtime from Airtel to ant other network. This is because data sharing on Airtel is only available to Airtel subscribers. You cannot share data with non-Airtel users like MTN, Glo or 9mobile.

How to Transfer Data from Airtel to MTN

Sharing data from Airtel to MTN cannot work at the moment as both service providers are yet to come up with a unified code for such transactions. Presently, Airtel only allows data sharing or gifting to another Airtel subscriber.

How to Transfer Data from Airtel to MTN using USSD Code

There is no valid USSD code for transferring data from Airtel to MTN. This is because none of the competing network providers has data-sharing services for networks outside the one used by their subscribers. The only way this can work is by purchasing through any bank using an MTN to an Airtel line and vice vasa.

How to transfer data from MTN to Airtel

Presently, sharing data from MTN to Airtel is currently not possible as both service providers are yet to come up with a unified code for such transactions. Presently, Airtel only allows data sharing or gifting from data or airtime balance of one of its subscribers to another Airtel subscriber. The only way this will be possible is by purchasing through any bank using an MTN to an Airtel line and vice vasa.

How to Transfer Data from Airtel to Glo

You cannot transfer data from Airtel to Glo subscribers. This is because none of the service providers have data-sharing services for networks outside their subscribers. The only way this can work is by purchasing through any bank using an MTN to an Airtel line and vice vasa.

Is there Alternative Avenue to Get Data on Airtel?

For maximum experience, Airtel Network Nigeria offers the option to borrow data so its subscribers will not be data-stranded. An alternative option is made available by dialing *500# to choose to borrow data (choose 3) or airtime options and the appropriate bundle required by the customer.

The regular data bundle plans – Weekly/Daily Bundles, Monthly Bundles and Mega Packs- are available for Data Me2U.

No. You are not auto-renewed on shared data.

You can share data with a maximum of 2 recipients daily. This means that you can share a maximum of 200MB each with 2 recipients daily.

Yes, Data Sharing is for both Prepaid and Postpaid customers.

You can gift data to as many people, as many times as you wish. There are no restrictions.

The shared data will have the same validity as the original data. E.g If you have a data bundle with a validity end date of January 30 2023, and you share some of that data; the recipient’s data will also expire on January 30 2023.

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