How To Borrow Data from MTN, Airtel, 9mobile and Glo

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How To Borrow Data from MTN, Airtel, 9mobile and Glo

Borrowing data could be useful most of the time. Data is life, and your smartphones could be of less use to you at that time if you don't have it. Your mobile network provider has got you covered when you run out of mobile data and don't have enough airtime to buy a new bundle. Here's how to borrow data from all Nigerian networks; and you should be on the network for at least 3 months before you can borrow data.
How To Borrow Data from MTN, Airtel, 9mobile and Glo

How to Borrow Data on MTN Network

On your phone, dial *606# and choose the xtrabyte option. A list of data volumes that you can borrow and the cost of each will be given.
  • 20MB
  • 50MB
  • 150MB Daily
  • 150MB Weekly
  • 500MB
The value is between 20MB and 2GB. The more involved you are on the network, the greater your borrowing volume of data. Once you recharge your mobile next, the amount owed will be deducted.

How to Borrow Data on Airtel Network

A 15% service charge will be deducted from the amount of airtime you borrow, i.e. if you apply for N200 credit, your mobile will be credited to N170 while N30 goes to Airtel as a service charge. Follow the instructions below to borrow Airtel NG data:
  • Dial *500#
  • Choose option 3 to borrow data
  • Choose the amount of data you want from the options listed.

How to Borrow Data on 9mobile Network

You can only borrow airtime from 9mobile at the moment and use the borrowed airtime to buy data as 9mobile does not permit borrowing data. To check that you are worthy, dial *665*3#, or text STATUS to 665; dial *665*amount# to borrow some amount, or text the amount to 665. N50, N100, N200, N500, N1000, N1150 and N2600 are eligible for lending. You will be charged 15 percent as service fee.

How to Borrow Data on Glo Network

Glo's "Borrow Me Data" allows customers (who have been on the network for at least three months) to borrow data from the network by dialing *321# on their Glo lines. You can borrow up to 1.6GB of data or more depending on your eligibility status. Glo also charges 15% transaction fee for this service.