How to: Buy and recharge MTN data bundles

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Find out the different ways to buy data, and which channels are available to buy data and recharge your data bundles for your MTN SA SIM card. These data bundles include buying different data bundles, such as data bundles for WhatsApp, TikTok, watch YouTube, social media bundles, or other promotional data bundles.

Where can you recharge your data?

The channels that we have been able to identify where you can recharge your data include:

  • Buying data right on the MTN App
  • Buying on the MTN online store
  • Buying a recharge voucher from a physical MTN store
  • takealot.com and other online stores
  • Buying MTN recharge vouchers from retail stores, corner stores, cafes, and spaza shops

How do buy and recharge your MTN data?

If you run out of data for your MTN 4G router, your MTN FLTE, your SIM-only TopUp contract, or prepaid SIM card, buy data directly and recharge by following these options below:

Buy directly from your bank account

You can buy data bundles for your MTN number directly from your banking app. This is also the most popular way to buy for South Africans who bank with FNB, Standard Bank, FNB, Capitec, and Nedbank. We bank with FNB and were offered to buy the following data bundles:

  • Data bundles are valid for 30 days
  • EverydayGigs data bundles are valid for 30 days
  • WhatsApp data bundles are valid for 30 days
  • Facebook data bundles are valid for 30 days
  • Twitter data bundles are valid for 30 days
  • TikTok data bundles are valid for 30 days
  • YouTube data bundles are valid for 30 days
  • Instagram data bundles are valid for 30 days

Buy using your bank card

You can buy data bundles from the MTN online store or the MTN app using your online banking details, and bank card details, similar to how you would shop online. You will need to have a credit/cheque card to buy your data online from MTN online store or the MTN app, and an email address is required.

Buying data on the MTN online store is facilitated by PayGate, and the current options to pay only include typing in your credit card details such as CVV and card number on PayGate’s website. The MTN app allows subscribers to buy and recharge their data by directly linking/saving their bank card details for repeated sales.
We were offered to buy the following:

  • EverydayGigs data bundles
  • Mobile data bundles are valid for 1 hour, 1 day, 7 days, 14 days, 30 days
Screenshot: Buying MTN data using a bank card.
Screenshot: Buying MTN data using a bank card. Source: MTN app.

Buy mobile data bundles by converting airtime to data

Using your recharge airtime or contract airtime you may convert your airtime to buy data bundles. To buy mobile data bundles using your airtime on the MTN app is as simple as selecting “airtime” when asked how you want to pay for the data. And when buying data with your airtime using USSD code *136#, the default is your airtime. So, recharge your airtime to recharge your data using the USSD codes.

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