How to Borrow Data from MTN and Airtel in Uganda. Below are the procedures for both networks.

Procedures for borrowing data on MTN Uganda

  • Dial *146#
  • Choose option 3 (borrow data bundle).
  • Once you select a preferred amount, your account is credited. MTN charges 10% of the value of the data bundle. If you borrow 100MB @ 1000 shillings, you pay 1100 shillings.
  • You can then check the data balance by dialing *131#

Procedures for borrowing data on Airtel Uganda

  • Dial *143*1#
  • Select option 1 (data), then follow the prompts.
  • Once you have chosen the data bundle, your account is credited. It comes with a service fee of 11% of the charge. For instance, if you borrow a bundle of 300MB @ 2000 shillings, the service fee is 220 shillings. So your debt is 2220 shillings.
  • You could also use the ‘Beerako’ option. Dial *100# choose option 4(Beerako) then option 2 (Data/ voice Beerako). Your account is credited. It has the same service fee.
  • To check your volume, Dial *175*4#
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