MTN Nigeria has announced that the Data referral service has been launched and it’s now LIVE on the network.


What Is MTN Data Referral Service?

MTN Data Referral service allows customers to send invites to MTN customers who have not performed internet activities on their lines within 30-365 days to buy data bundle.

How It Works

The offer allows customers up to 10 referrals in one day.

The Data referral service is applicable ONLY on the bundles listed in the table below;



Plan TypePrice (N)Data Plans ValidityActivation Auto-renewal opt–in CodeAuto-renewal opt–out Code
Data VolumeTime of Use(SMS to 131)(USSD)SMS (R Code 131)SMS (No Code 131)
Daily5040MBAll day24 HRS114*131*114#R114NO114
100100MBAll day24 HRS104*131*104#R104NO104
3001GBAll day24 HRS155*131*155#R155NO155
200200MBAll day3 Days113*131*113#R113NO113
5002GBAll day2 Days154*131*154#R154NO154
Weekly300350MBAll day7 Days102*131*102#R102NO102
5001GBAll day7 Days142*131*142#R142NO142
10002GBAll day7 days105*131*105#R105NO105
15006GBAll day7 Days143*131*143#R143NO143
500750MBAll day14 Days103*131*103#R103NO103
10001.5GBAll day30 Days106*131*106#R106NO106
Monthly12002GBAll day30 Days130*131*130#R130NO130
15003GBAll day30 Days131*131*131#R131NO131
20004.5GBAll day30 Days110*131*110#R110NO110
25006GBAll day30 Days147*131*147#R147NO147
300010GBAll day30 Days148*131*148#R148NO148
350012GBAll day30 Days107*131*107#R107NO107
500020GBAll day30 Days116*131*116#R116NO116
1000040GBAll day30 Days117*131*117#R117NO117
1500075GBAll day30 Days150*131*150#R150NO150
20000120GBAll day30 Days149*131*149#R149NO149
2-Months800030GBAll day60 Days119*131*119#R119NO119
20000100GBAll day60 Days118*131*118#R118NO118
30000160GBAll day60 Days138*131*138#R138NO138
3-Months50000400GBAll day90 Days133*131*133#R133NO133
75000600GBAll day90 Days134*131*134#R134NO134
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The 2.5GB for N500 2day bundle and the 25GB for N6,000 30 days bundles are “digital only” bundles and are not available through the SMS or USSD channels.

The customer who refers another customer (referrer) will enjoy 10% bonus on the first data bundle activated by the referred customer (referee).

The referred customer will enjoy additional 50% bonus on the data bundle that was purchased.

Data bonus is NOT applicable to Winback or XtraValue data bundles.

How To Activate Data Referral service

Data Referral service is available through the SMS and USSD channels for now.

  • USSD by dialing: *131*1*Referred phone number# on your phone.
  • SMS by sending: REF (space) Referred phone number (space)Data to 131.

Bonus data balance can be checked via the following channels:

  • SMS: 2 to 131
  • USSD dial *131*4#
  • myMTN App
  • myMTN web
  • MTN Bot (Zigi)

You can read more about the Data referral service here.



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