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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

HOW TO SHARE DATA ON MTN | FAQ's AND CONDITIONS

For the first time ever, you can link up to 20 SIM cards to one data bundle for free, thanks to MTN DataShare.
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This means you can share one data bundle across devices and with multiple people, reducing the chances of wasted data at the end of the month. Plus, it makes your life a whole lot easier as you’ll no longer have to top up separate devices. HOW TO SHARE DATA ON MTN  | FAQ's AND CONDITIONS

Here are the MTN DataShare features you’ll enjoy: 

 
  • No additional once-off or monthly charges
  • A lower data-per-unit cost
  • The ability to link up to 20 SIM cards for free
  • You can delink SIM cards easily
  • No exclusions on the type of MTN SIM cards you can add
  • The ability to check the shared data balance in real time
  • No more data wastage

How to activate MTN DataShare.

Below is out how to activate MTN DataShare.

For PayAsYouGo customers:


1. Buy a data bundle by dialling *141*2*163#

2. Activate MTN DataShare by dialling *141*5#

3. Select option 4 “Manage Data Bundles”

4. Then select option 2 “DataShare”. Here you can link and de-link numbers

My MTNChoice customers


For contract, TopUp or My MTNChoice customers:

1. Visit your nearest MTN store or phone the MTN call centre on 808 to activate DataShare

2. Dial *141*5#

3. Select option 4 “Manage Data Bundles”

4. Then select option 2 “DataShare”. Here you can link and de-link numbers

Alternatively

1. Go to www.mtn.co.za

2. Register on “My Profile” and select the option on the dropdown box called “My Contract Account”

3. Follow the prompts

FAQ's OF MTN DataShare

What is MTN Data Share?

MTN DataShare is a value added service offering that enables customers to share data from one main account holder’s bucket to nominated/linked MTN numbers.

How to I activate MTN DataShare?


For PayAsYouGo customers:

1. Buy a data bundle by dialling *141*2*163#

2. Activate MTN DataShare by dialling *141*5#

3. Select option 4 “Manage Data Bundles”

4. Then select option 2 “DataShare”. Here you can link and de-link numbers

For contract, TopUp or My MTNChoice customers:

1. Visit your nearest MTN store or phone the MTN call centre on 808 to activate DataShare

2. Dial *141*5#

3. Select option 4 “Manage Data Bundles”

4. Then select option 2 “DataShare”. Here you can link and de-link numbers

Alternatively

1. Go to www.mtn.co.za

2. Register on “My Profile” and select the option on the dropdown box called “My Contract Account”

3. Follow the prompts

How does the DataShare service work?


The main account holder who is a PayAsYouGo or Contract customer must activate the MTN DataShare service through the relevant channel. Once the service is activated he/she must dial *141*5# to link or de-link MTN numbers he/she wants to share data with. Once this step is completed, you can start using data from one bucket.


Will the there be a charge for using or activating the MTN DataShare service?

No, the MTN DataShare service is free


Who is MTN DataShare available to?

MTN DataShare is available to all MTN PayAsYouGo, TopUp, Classic Contract and My MTNChoice customers.


Can MTN Sky contract customers activate MTN DataShare?

No, unfortunately MTN Sky contract customers cannot activate this service.


Can an MTN Sky bundle customer activate MTN DataShare?
Yes, if you are an MTN Sky bundle customer, you are able to activate MTN DataShare, but you will only be allowed to link one other user.

From which bucket can the main account holder share their data?
Inclusive data, once-off data bundles and monthly data bundles can all be shared.

If the inclusive data or data bundle is depleted, will the linked users get charged Out-of-Bundle rates?
No, linked users will not be able to use data from the main account holder once the inclusive data or data bundle is depleted. The main account holder can load a data bundle to fill up the bucket

How many numbers can be linked to the data bucket, and can non-MTN numbers also be linked?

You can link up to 20 numbers to one data bucket, and they have to be on the MTN network so tell your friends and family to move to MTN today.


Will I be charged for linking users?

No, this service is free.


If I was selected by the main account holder to share from his/her data bucket and no longer want to share from this bucket, could I de-link myself?

Yes, by dialing *141*5#, however you cannot re-link to the bucket by yourself. This will have to be done by the main account holder.



Is the main account holder the only person that link users?

Yes


Can the main account holder or linked users deplete from one data bucket concurrently?

Yes, everyone can use the data from one bucket at the same time.



If I am a linked user and I have my own data bundle, will it deplete before the DataShare bundle/value?

The MTN DataShare bundle / value will always deplete first. If you are a linked user and you would like to make use of your own data value, you will need to de-link yourself first. If you then want to link back, you will have to ask the main account holder to re-link your number to make use of the DataShare value again. If the main account holder or the linked user has a bundle for specific usage such as: MTN FrontRow, simfy Streaming or an Internet Service, these bundles will deplete as per normal and will not be part of the DataShare bucket

The terms and conditions are as follows:

Promotional Competition Terms and Conditions:

SECTION 49 CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT NO 68 of 2008 NOTICE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS ARE IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

Clauses: 3, 3.1.1, 4, 4.8 and 6.

1 Campaign:

Mega Bucket DataShare Competition (the “Competition”). This Competition is organized by Mobile Telephone Networks (Proprietary) Limited (“MTN” / “Promoter”).
2 Campaign Period:

The Competition commences at 12:00 on 20 February 2015 and will continue until 23:59 on 26 March 2015 (the “Competition Period").
3 Who May Enter:

3.1 To be eligible to enter, the entrant must:

3.1.1 be an MTN subscriber (PayAsYouGo, TopUp or Contract);

3.1.2 be a natural person;

3.1.3 be subscribed to the DataShare service; and

3.1.4 be 18 (eighteen) years old or older.

3.2 Participation in this Competition excludes employees, directors, members, partners, consultants and agents of, or any other person who, directly or indirectly controls or is controlled by the Promoter/s or marketing service providers of this Competition, (and the spouses, life partners, immediate family members or business partners of the people or entities listed above. This means:

3.2.1 the Promoter/s;

3.2.2 supplier/s of goods and or services in terms of this Competition; and

3.2.3 promotional partners, printers, advertising and promotional agencies, professional advisors and point of sale staff employed by or contracted to, or providing goods or services of any kind, to all the people or entities listed above during the Competition Period.
4 How to Enter:

4.1 During the Competition Period, the entrants that meet all of the criteria referred to in clause 3 above must do the following in order to stand a chance to win:




4.1.1 Dial *141*2*163# to purchase a data bundle; and




4.1.2 Dial *141*5# to activate the data bundle; and




4.1.3 Once the entrant has activated DataShare, they can participate in the Mega Data DataShare Competition on the MTN blog, that is, www.mtnblog.co.za, where they have to fill in the Competition form by providing their MTN cellphone number (the same cellphone number that they have signed up for MTN DataShare service); and

4.1.4 For an entry to be valid it must be submitted via the form on this link, that is, www.mtnblog.co.za. Entries from any other URLs will not be valid and will be disqualified.




4.2 A Customer is only allowed to enter the Competition once per week, that is, 4 (four) times over the 4 (four) week duration of the Competition Period.




4.3 During the Competition Period entrants are not allowed to de-register from the DataShare service.




4.4 Entrants can ‘double’ the prize value by sharing a pre-populated DataShare competition Facebook and Twitter message.




4.5 Once the qualifying entrant has fulfilled the requirements of clauses 3 and 4.1 above, he or she will be automatically entered into the lucky draw.




4.6 The lucky draw shall take place on 27 February 2015, 6 March 2015, 13 March 2015, 20 March and 27 March 2015. Winners will be notified via SMS by the Promoter/s and/or its authorized agents within 7 (seven) days after the draw.




4.7 The SMS notification will contain a unique voucher number and the winner must claim the prize within 5 (five) days of receiving the SMS.




4.8 Entrant’s acknowledge and accept that the Promoter/s shall utilize a third party (the Promoters’ authorized agent/s) to contact the entrant, in the event that the entrant is a winner, and arrange delivery of the Prize. In order to effect the contacting and delivery process, the Promoters shall provide the entrant’s information to such third party.



5 The Prize:

5.1 Entrants that fulfil the requirements stated in clause 3 and 4 above, stand a chance to win:
In week 1:

1 (one) of 50 (fifty) “500 MB Data Bundles” valued at R99.00 (ninety nine Rand) each, which is value added tax (“VAT”) inclusive; or

1 (one) of 50 (fifty) “500 MB Double-Up Data Bundles” valued at R99.00 (ninety nine Rand) each, which is value added tax (“VAT”) inclusive.
In week 2:

1 (one) of 50 (fifty) “1 GB Data Bundles” valued at R149.00 (one hundred and forty nine Rand) each, which is value added tax (“VAT”) inclusive; or

1 (one) of 50 (fifty) “1 GB Double-Up Data Bundles” valued at R149.00 (one hundred and forty nine Rand) each, which is value added tax (“VAT”) inclusive.
In week 3:

1 (one) of 50 (fifty) “1 GB Data Bundles” valued at R149.00 (one hundred and forty nine Rand) each, which is value added tax (“VAT”) inclusive; or

1 (one) of 50 (fifty) “1 GB Double-Up Data Bundles” valued at R149.00 (one hundred and forty nine Rand) each, which is value added tax (“VAT”) inclusive.
In week 4:

1 (one) of 50 (fifty) “2 GB Data Bundles” valued at R245.00 (two hundred and forty five Rand) each, which is value added tax (“VAT”) inclusive; or

1 (one) of 50 (fifty) “2 GB Double-Up Data Bundles” valued at R245.00 (two hundred and forty five Rand) each, which is value added tax (“VAT”) inclusive. (referred to as the “Prize”).

5.2 “Double-up data” not claimed due to not sharing “DataShare Competition messages on Facebook or Twitter”, will be carried over to following week’s bucket.

5.3 Only 50 (fifty) winners will be chosen per week.


In week 5:
Any remaining data bundles which were not won in week 1 (one) to week 4 (four) will be allocated to eligible winners in week 5.


5.2 “Double-up data” not claimed due to not sharing “DataShare Competition messages on Facebook or Twitter”, will be carried over to following week’s bucket.

5.3 Only 50 (fifty) winners will be chosen per week
6 General:

6.1 The Promoter/s, its respective directors, affiliates, members, partners, employees, agents, consultants, suppliers, contractors, subsidiaries and sponsors assume no liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss or damage, including but not limited to physical harm or death, howsoever arising from or as a result of an entrant’s participation in the Competition or the entrant’s redemption of any Prize in terms of this Competition, or from any amendments to Prize details and/or the terms and conditions of this Competition. All entrants (including the winner) hereby expressly indemnify the Promoter/s in this regard and shall hold it harmless from all and any claims arising from or as a result of the above reasons.

6.2 In so far as it is necessary, required by law or beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter/s, the Promoter/s reserves the right to vary the nature of the Competition, the Prize, or these terms and conditions upon notice in this regard being published on www.mtn.co.za or in another appropriate medium. In the event that the Prize is limited or varied in this manner, the Promoter/s shall replace the Prize with a prize of a similar economic value

6.3 With regard to clause 6.2 above, any amended terms and conditions published in any media, or on the MTN website www.mtn.co.za will form part of the terms and conditions of the Competition, to which terms the entrants agree to be bound.


6.4 Winners shall be contacted on the cellphone number/via the medium used to enter the Competition or in terms of any contact details supplied by the winner when entering the Competition. The Promoter/s shall attempt to contact the winner for a period of 1 (one) week after his or her name is drawn as a winner. In the event that the winner is either uncontactable (during the time frames stipulated in this clause 6.4) or in the event that the winner rejects, or declines acceptance of the Prize, the Prize shall be subject to a new draw.

Further, should contact have been made by the Promoter with the winner after they have won a Prize and the winner is thereafter uncontactable for the purposes of delivery of the prize. The Promoter/s shall attempt to contact the winner for a period of 1 (one) week and if the winner is uncontactable, the Prize will be subject to a new draw.

6.5 The Prize is not transferable and is not exchangeable for another prize or cash and cannot be sold.

6.6 The decision of the Promoter in respect of disputes arising out of this Competition shall be dealt with by the Promoter in terms of these terms and conditions. The decision of the Promoter in this regard shall be final.


6.7 Winners are only entitled to win 1 (one) Prize each.

6.8 The Promoter/s reserve the right to withhold the Prize until it is entirely satisfied that the claimant of the Prize is the bona fide winner, and reserves the right to call for such proof as it may deem necessary.

6.9 The Promoter/s shall request that winners consent in writing to their name, image and likeness being used and published by the Promoter/s in connection with this Competition for a period of 12 (twelve) months after they are announced as winners. Winners may decline the use of their name, likeness and image by the Promoter

6.10 By entering this Competition entrants signify their consent to be bound by the terms and conditions contained herein. If a winner is under the age of 18 years (a “minor”), the winner’s guardian or parent will be required to assist the minor with all and any necessary documents or agreements in connection with being able to take up any of the Prize/s in this Competition.


6.11 By entering the Competition all entrants give their consent to receive various marketing and promotional material from the Promoter/s. Entrants will be provided with an opportunity to “Opt Out” of receiving such communications, which may be via the relevant medium that such marketing communication was received.


6.12 Winners agree that it is an express condition of the Competition that in order to be eligible to redeem the Prize, the winner shall be required to sign the appropriate acknowledgement of receipt of the Prize, as well as an indemnity and/or waiver of liability as reflected in these terms.


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