How to Transfer Data on Vodacom 2023

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Do you have extra data that you don’t need? Or maybe your friend is running low on data? If so, you can easily transfer data from your Vodacom account to theirs.

In this article, I will show you How to Transfer Data on Vodacom using a few different methods. I will also discuss the terms and conditions of data transfer so that you can make sure that the process is smooth and successful. After the end of this article, you’ll know exactly how to do it, and you’ll be able to do it quickly and easily.

What Are the Terms and Conditions of Data Transfer?

The following are the terms and conditions of Data Transfer:

  • Who can transfer data?Only the master account holder can transfer data.
  • What types of data can be transferred?All once-off and recurring data bundles can be transferred.
  • What payment types are eligible for data transfer?Data can be transferred between postpaid, Hybrid, and Prepaid customers.
  • What are the bundle sizes that can be transferred?The pre-defined allocation bundle sizes are 50MB, 100MB, 250MB, 500MB, and 1GB.
  • When can data be transferred?Data can be transferred immediately if the bundle has a validity of less than 1 day. If the bundle has a validity of 1 day or more, it can only be transferred 3 days or less prior to expiry.
  • How many MSISDNs can be linked to a sharing subscriber?A sharing subscriber can link up to 5 MSISDNs. They can only link/de-link the receiving MSISDNs that they can allocate every 30 days.
  • How many times can a sharing customer allocate bundles to receiving customers?There is no limit to the number of times a sharing customer can allocate bundles to receiving customers.
  • How long are the allocated bundles valid?Hourly bundles are valid for an hour. Daily bundles are valid for a day. Weekend bundles are valid for one weekend. Data bundles with a validity greater than 24 hours are valid for 7 days.
  • Can allocated bundles be transferred or rolled over?No, allocated bundles cannot be transferred or rolled over.
  • How can data be transferred?Data can be transferred using USSD (*135#).
  • What if the receiving customer doesn’t have the relevant applications?If the receiving customer doesn’t have the relevant applications to use the URL-based data bundle, they will need to contact Vodacom for assistance.
  • Can Vodacom change the terms and conditions?Yes, Vodacom reserves the right to change the terms and conditions. They will notify customers of any changes before they come into force.
  • Can Vodacom suspend the service?Yes, Vodacom reserves the right to suspend the service if they suspect abuse.

Ways to Transfer Data On Vodacom

There are a few ways to transfer data on Vodacom

  • Using Code
  • via app
  • without app
  • using family Red service
  • by calling Vodacom customer support

How to Activate Data Sharing on Vodacom

To activate data sharing on Vodacom, you can follow these steps:

  1. Purchase a Data Sharing SIM card from Vodacom.
  2. Link the Data Sharing SIM card to your primary voice or data contract.
  3. Insert the Data Sharing SIM card into the device you want to share data with.
  4. Set up the device to use the Data Sharing SIM card for data.
  5. You can share data with up to four additional devices using the Data Sharing SIM card.

Alternatively, you can use Red Family Share, which allows you to share data with up to six other Vodacom friends and family. To use Red Family Share, you need to upgrade to a Red plan and follow the instructions provided by Vodacom.

It is important to note that Data Share and Family Share are two different services offered by Vodacom. Data Share allows you to share data with other devices using a Data Sharing SIM card, while Family Share allows you to send data to family and close friends who are Vodacom contract or top-up customers.

For more information on how to activate data sharing on Vodacom, you can visit the Vodacom website or contact their customer support.

What Is Vodacom Data Transfer Code?

The Vodacom data transfer code is *135#. You can use this code to transfer data from your Vodacom prepaid account to another Vodacom prepaid account.

How to Transfer Data on Vodacom

Data transfer is a feature that allows you to share your data with another Vodacom customer. This can be a great way to help out and send a gift to a friend or family member who is running low on data or to give yourself a little extra boost when you need it.

How To Transfer Data On Vodacom Using Code

Here are the specific steps on How To Share Data on Vodacom Using USSD Code, follow the below steps:

  1. First, Open the dialer pad on your phone.
  2. Then Dial*135#and press the “Call Button“.
  3. Then Select the “Services” Option.
  4. Then Select the “Data bundles” Option.
  5. Then Select the “Next” Option.
  6. Then Select“For another number”. or
  7. Then Enter the recipient’s Vodacom number. if the number is already added only choose the number from the recipient’s list.
  8. Then Select the data bundle you want to transfer. or
  9. Then Enter the amount of data you want to transfer.
  10. Now, Select “Confirm”, That’s it.

You will receive a confirmation message once the data transfer is successful.

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How to Transfer Data on Vodacom App

There are two ways to share data on Vodacom using the app:

Data Transfer

This is a one-off way to share data with another Vodacom customer. you will be charged R25 for each recipient. Here are the steps on How To Transfer Data on Vodacom App, follow these steps:

  1. First, Download the My Vodacom app on your phone.
  2. then Open the Vodacom app and sign in to your account.
  3. Tap on theMenuicon (three horizontal lines) at the top or below the left or right corner of the screen.
  4. Select “Services” from the menu.
  5. Scroll down and click on “Data Transfer“.
  6. Select the amount of data you want to share.
  7. Select the recipient’s mobile number.
  8. Click on the “Send” Button.

Red Family Share

Red Family Share is a monthly subscription service that allows you to share your data with up to 6 other Vodacom customers.

To share data on Vodacom using the app, you will need to use the Red Family Share feature. Here are the steps on How To Share Data on Vodacom App, follow these steps:

  1. Download the My Vodacom app on your phone.
  2. Open the app and sign in to your account.
  3. Tap on the “Menu” icon (three horizontal lines)at the top or below the left or right corner of the screen.
  4. Select “Red Family Share”.
  5. Tap on the “Add Recipient” button.
  6. Enter the mobile number of the person you want to share data with.
  7. Select the amount of data you want to share.
  8. Tap on the “Send” button.

The maximum amount of data you can share per day is 1GB. You can share data from your anytime, recurring, or Night Owl bundles.

If you have too much airtime and you want to convert it into data You need to learn How to Convert Vodacom Airtime to Data in Minutes

How to Share Data on Vodacom Without App

There are two ways to share data on Vodacom using the Vodacom website:

To share data using the Vodacom website, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Vodacom website: https://www.vodacom.co.za/.
  2. Sign in to your My Vodacom account.
  3. Click on the “Services” tab.
  4. Click on “Data Share” or “Red Family Share”.
  5. Follow the instructions to share your data.

Here are the specific steps for each method:

Here are the steps on How To Transfer Data on Vodacom Using Vodacom Website, follow these steps:

Data Share

  1. Click on the “Data Share” tab.
  2. Enter the mobile number of the person you want to share your data with.
  3. Select the amount of data you want to share.
  4. Click on the “Share Data” button.

Red Family Share

Here are the steps on How To Share Data on Vodacom Using Vodacom Website, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Red Family Share” tab.
  2. Click on the “Join Red Family Share” button if you are not already a member.
  3. Enter the mobile numbers of the people you want to share your data with.
  4. Click on the “Join” button.

You will be charged R25 per the mobile number you share data with, regardless of the method you use. The recipient of the data will not be charged anything.

if you have lost your Vodacom number you can learn from my blog post How to Check Your Vodacom Number

How to transfer Vodacom data By Calling

To transfer Vodacom data by calling Customer Care, follow these steps:

  1. Dial135from your Vodacom phone.
  2. Select the option for “Data Transfer”.
  3. Enter the recipient’s Vodacom phone number.
  4. Select the amount of data you want to transfer.
  5. Confirm the transfer.

You will need to have sufficient airtime in your account to cover the cost of the data transfer.

why can’t I transfer data on Vodacom?

If you are unable to transfer data on Vodacom, there could be a few reasons why.

  • You may not be able to transfer all free data bundles
  • Data bundles can only be transferred on a set number of days before expiry.
  • You may not have enough airtime to convert into a data bundle for the receiving customer.

To transfer data on Vodacom, you need to have airtime that you can convert into a data bundle for the receiving customer. Additionally, there are limitations on which data bundles can be transferred and when they can be transferred.

If you are still having trouble transferring data, you may want to contact Vodacom customer support for further assistance.

Frequently asked questions

Can I transfer data to a non-Vodacom number?

No, you can only transfer data to other Vodacom numbers.

Can I transfer data to a landline number?

No, you can only transfer data to mobile numbers.

Can I transfer data to a tablet?

Yes, you can transfer data to a tablet that is registered on the Vodacom network.

How long does it take for the data transfer to be completed?

The data transfer is usually completed within a few minutes.

What happens if the recipient’s number is invalid?

The data transfer will not be successful. You will receive a message informing you that the recipient’s number is invalid.

What happens if the recipient’s number is already registered for data transfer?

The data transfer will not be successful. You will receive a message informing you that the recipient’s number is already registered for data transfer.

What happens if I don’t have enough airtime to transfer data?

You will not be able to transfer data. You will need to top up your airtime before you can transfer data.

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