Pre-paid and contract customers can both benefit from converting MTN airtime to data services, with the chance to enjoy low cost data and connectivity without sacrificing your current monthly data. If you know how much data you need, and you have a good idea of how much you plan to spend, this option is ideal.
In the time since we originally published our guide to MTN airtime conversion, a few things have changed. You can still access the USSD menu to do a quick conversion directly to your phone or tablet. You can also use the app to do a fast conversion. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to convert your airtime to data with minimal stress. To help you get started, we have updated our tips on data conversion. Keep reading to get the latest guidelines on how to do this, updated in October 2018.
How to Convert MTN Airtime to Data
Whether you’re out of a WiFi zone, you don’t want to use up your monthly data or you need to access email, social media or other online pages in a hurry and you don’t have available data, converting MTN airtime to data can be done quickly and simply through one of a few different methods. You can convert MTN airtime to data by doing any of the following:
- Shortcode: Dial *136* from your mobile device and follow the prompts.
- My IVR: Dial the free self service line on 181 and follow the prompts to convert your airtime into bundles.
- MyMTNza app: Convert airtime into bundles directly from your smartphone or tablet.
- MTN Xtra Time: Dial *136*6# then follow the prompts to convert MTN Xtra Time airtime into data.
MTN store: Visit your local MTN store to convert airtime into bundles in-store.
MTN Data Bundle Pricing
Once you have converted your MTN airtime to data, you will need to get an idea of how far your data will stretch. Pricing will ultimately come down to the data bundle you choose, with each bundle offering various benefits and savings. MTN offers a few different bundle options, including hourly, daily and weekly. Fortnightly and monthly bundles are also on offer, too. Often, it can be easiest to convert via the MTN app, as this will also allow you to choose the bundle that works best without having to waste too much time or effort.
Whichever option is easiest – converting via app, shortcode, self service line or even in-store, converting MTN airtime to data is a relatively painless step that should have you sorted in no time.