Mtn Xtrabyte: How to borrow data from Mtn

As mtn has been the first network provide xtrabyte to its customers , it’s a nice one from them. Its live on this blog


To be eligible to borrow megabyte (Data) with MTN XtraByte, you must be qualified for these criteria below

=> Your SIM must be registered

=> Your number must have been active on the network for at least 3 months

=> Your main account balance must be between #0 and #12

How To Check If You Are Eligible
You can check if you are eligible for MTN XtraByte data service by dialling the code, *606# and then select 1 from your registered MTN line.

Data Bundles Available On XtraByte include:

1. 10MB => N50 =>24Hrs
2. 30MB=> N100 =>24Hrs
3. 100MB=> N200 =>24Hrs
4. 200MB=> N300 =>48Hrs
5. 750MB=>N500 =>7days

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Now those are the normal price those data are sold,

But to buy this data, you need to add extra N10 to you funds example.

10mb => N55
30mb =>N110
100mb => N210
200mb=> N310

Those are the price you would buy the data.

How To Borrow Data From MTN*

To Borrow, dial *606# and follow the prompt appropriately

To check your borrowed Megabyte balance, dial *606#, then select check balance.

NOTE: you can’t borrow until you have less than N12 in your balance.


1. You can borrow data once you are eligible even if you have an existing airtime loan that you are yet to pay back and can and also borrow airtime once you are eligible even if you have an existing data loan that you are yet to pay back as long as you are within your credit limit.

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2. The XtraByte data will be loaded into a special XtraByte account and not the usual normal data account.

3. To pay back the borrowed data, MTN will deduct your airtime when next you recharge on that line (equivalent to the price for the borrowed data bundle) it can also be deducted via Share N Sell or any other means

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For instance, if a customer owing N110 XtraByte does a recharge of N400, the N110 owed is first deducted from the recharge, then N290 will be loaded into the customer’s main account.

4. You are allowed to borrow XtraByte data as many times as possible as long as you has no outstanding XtraByte payment and is eligible for the service.

However, you have to pay up all outstanding XtraByte data to be eligible to use the service again.

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