How To Become An MTN Data SME Reseller And Start Making Money Today

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Last Updated on October 29, 2014 by Larious

Mtn Sme 1MTN SME is a data share prepaid service that allows business owners or an individual MTN subscriber to purchase data bundles starting from N10,000 to N52,000. and then share with others or you can sell the data to anyone, you can start a business venture buying data and selling to others. This service is free for all MTN subscribers. To enjoy this service, you will need to first migrate to the MTN SME Plus tariff plan by texting 460 to 131.

Features And Benefits Of MTN SME 

  • Data is transferred to beneficiaries using SMS or USSD
    Data can be shared with anyone
    The sharer of the data (sponsor) will have control of allocating data
    Multiple data plans
    You are able to provide internet access to all, even when on the go or in geographically area
    You can start a business venture, this helps as a trusted source of legit income for anyone


  • Migrate to MTN SME Plus tariff plan by dialing the code *460# or by sending 460 in an SMS to 131 with your MTN line.
  • Recharge your migrated MTN line with the amount of SME data you want to buy. There are 4 different SME data bundle plans which you can buy, and they are the 10GB plan for N10,000, 20GB for N18,000, 50GB for N40,500 and 75GB for N52,500.
  • After you have recharged your line with the exact amount of data bundle plan you plan going for as given above, then you have to subscribe into any of the plans as given below;For 10GB, send 465 to 131 as text message
    For 20GB, send 466 to 131 as text message
    For 50GB, send 467 to 131 as text message
    For 70GB, send 468 to 131 as text message
  • When you have finally subscribed into any of the given data plans above, you can start sharing data to any MTN line based on the standard data share sizes that is given as any of 250MB, 500MB, 750MB and 1GB.
  • To transfer or share data to your client beneficiary MTN number, simply send an SMS to 131 in the given format below;


SMESHARE 08039393587 500 1234

NOTE:  All packages are valid for 30 days

1. To check your remaining balance at any time, simply send DATABALANCE in an SMS to 131
2. beneficiaries can check their data balance, you should tell them to dial the code 4617#
3. you can use your already existing MTN PIN to share data
4. Based on those standard data sizes that you share to your clients/beneficiaries, you have to determine the prices yourself in which you want to offer the shared data and also the means in which you would love to receive payment.
5. The higher the data bundle plan you go for, the better your profits will turn out to be after selling it.
6. Any of SME data bundles that you purchased as a reseller is valid for 30 days
7. you can always top up your SME bundles at any given time, regardless of any unfinished data, and whenever you do so, your validity period is extended by another 30 days
8. your beneficiaries validity period always start counting from the very last time the reseller subscribed to a new data plan after sending.
9. As a reseller if you want to send data in excess of 1GB, you will have to share it twice, thrice and so on

ALL DATA PACKAGE WORK  ACROSS All DEVICES, Android, iPhone, Pc and others.

Start Your MTN Data Sharing Business today!!!


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55 thoughts on “How To Become An MTN Data SME Reseller And Start Making Money Today”

    • One cannot control the expiry date of any data bought, Every data purchased as a 30 day validity period! So always make sure you know the date of expiry before purchasing any data plan!!! Thank You

  1. its a pleasure meeting you here sir , please sir I’m a computer scientist like to be partner with you sir…looking foreword to see ur rply sir thanks …

  2. what happens when the buyer purchased for example 70GB nd couldn’t sell it within the 1month validity period? does he has to top it up or what? Thanks

    • Interesting question, Mtn directive states that all data purchased as a 30 days valid period. Means once it passed that, the data has expired, Kindly call customer care for more information.

  3. Sorry what if i just want to use this plan to subscribe for my phone without sharing to anyone. Will it possible for me to browse with it? and if i migrate to this plan, will they remove any money?

    • Yes you can subscribe for mtn data sme, yes you can use it for personal use also. Migration to this plan is free for the first time, other times attracts a fee of N100.

  4. please in a case whereby am a beneficiary, i mean if someone send me MB, will it b possible 4 me to send/transfer to someone else?

    • Can a person who don’t use mtn do this business? Cos l use glo and etisalat.and can l come down to mtn office for more clarification?

  5. thanks for sharing this great post on How To Become An MTN Data SME Reseller here. it really a helpful one. kindly share a post on glo latest data plan cos i heard their data is cheap now,thanks for sharing this

  6. Y’ello customer,

    We are pleased to announce the following adjustment in our SME DATA PLANS for;

    i.) MTN
    ii.) Etisalat and
    iii.) Airtel

    Find prices and data sizes below.

    1 gig – 600 naira
    2 gig – 1,200 naira.

    Validity – 60 days with data roll over inclusive.

    N:B: Pls be aware that the MTN SME PLANS have low data consumption rate.

    What this means is that…
    1.) The SME DATA PLANS could last you longer as its specially designed for heavy internet users, Offices, organizations.

    2. Fast internet speed.
    plus a dedicated customer care line- 216, to ensure quality service and customer satisfaction.

    Thanks for your patronage, referrals and ongoing support.

    Request can be made through Calls, sms or whatsapp with
    07068910108 or 08183968118.

    We work 24/7 and our delivery is like the speed of light.

    Saint, for Saintech Group.

  7. Hello everyone, Please from the explanation above, If I bought 10GB of data for 10,000, how will I make my profit if i sold 1GB for 600? Thanks All.

  8. Admin please I am wondering how people make profit by selling 1 gb for #600. Even though 10 gb is now #7,500 still I am very confused because 600 multiply by ten is 6,000. Admin please enlighten us on this.


  9. The people that are selling it at #600 are looking for beneficiaries. Somehow, they still make money. I don’t think it’s feasible for starters to sell at #600. You will be running at a loss..

  10. If the give lower rate based on volume of date a reseller has purchased so far, then it makes it almost impossible for new resellers to enter the business.


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