Airtel provides a seamless way to share data with the Airtel SmartSHARE, you don’t necessarily need to be an SME to share data with Airtel. This allows families and friends to share and use one data plan on laptops, tablets, and phones. Of course, this feature can also be easily used by businesses to manage data among employees use via a centralized source.
Data Share Options
With Airtel SmartSHARE, you can share data in two different ways: Me2U and Gifting.
- If you have already purchased the bundle and wish to share it with others, Me2U is the right option for you. One drawback to this is that you can only Me2U to one customer at a time.
- You can also buy a bundle for another customer by “Gifting” the customer. Gifting allows you to buy bundles for as many people as possible. Interestingly, you can gift any Airtel and Android bundle.
Overview of the Key Features
Unlike Me2U, “Gifting” can be auto-renewed. Furthermore, the validity of “Gifting” depends on the validity of the gifted bundle but the validity of Me2U depends on the residual validity of the owner customer; however, the maximum validity of Me2U is 30 days.
Auto-renewal is not always desired by most Airtel customers in Nigeria. You can opt out of auto-renewal on gifting data to another customer or when purchasing any Airtel plan. To do this, simply text “STOP” to 141.
Whether you intend to gift or share data, you can get started with Airtel SmartSHARE by dialing *141# and following the prompts. However, Airtel may require you to change your default PIN before sharing data with another customer.
How to Gift and Share
Both SmartSHARE methods can be accessed by dialing *141# and selecting 5 in the popup menu.
The first thing you need to do is to change your PIN. To do this, select 1 in the new menu. The default PIN is 1234 (you can also continue with the default PIN).
To gift data, select 2 in the menu and then choose the monthly bundle you will like to gift. The available options are “monthly bundles”, “weekly/daily bundles”, and “mega packs”. For instance, to gift monthly bundles, select 1 and then choose the bundle you want to gift.
For Me2U, select 3 and then 2 to “send Me2U from existing allowance”. You will be prompted to enter the number and the data volume you want to share.
Sharing and gifting data has never been easier than it is with Airtel SmartSHARE. You can get started with SmartSHARE on any Airtel SIM and with any Airtel bundle.