How To Transfer Data To Vodacom

Just like any telecom service provider in South Africa, Vodacom also offers a data-sharing service, which you can use to share your excess data with your friends and family whenever they run out on their own. The steps are relatively simple and don't require you to memorize them. You can easily dial the network’s code number and follow whatever prompts you see on the screen. That said, all you need to have is common sense and a functioning phone.

What Is Vodacom?

Vodacom is another mobile telecommunications service provider in South Africa, serving over 55 million subscribers with voice, text, and converged services. They're known for taking the initiative to bring excellent service and satisfaction to their customers.

Steps For Transferring/Sharing Data To Vodacom Users

These are the steps you can follow to transfer internet data to your friends, family, and colleagues. Note, however, that they need to be subscribed to Vodacom users before you can share your data.

Step 1: To begin, dial *135#.
Step 2: Select the 'Buy bundles and services.
Step 3: Select the 'Data bundles.'
Step 4: Sift and select 'For another number.'
Step 5: Enter the Vodacom number of the receiver.
Step 6: Choose the data package you want to send.
Step 7: Decide how much data you want to send to your receiver.
Step 8: Double-check and confirm.

You can also buy bundles online using your airtime or have them debited from your monthly payment.

Transferring Airtime Data

Aside from the usual data bundles, as a Vodacom user, you can also transfer airtime data to other Prepaid or Top-up/uChoose customers in several ways. However, it is subjected to some limitations, such as you are not allowed to transfer cents, and you can only transfer a minimum of R2 and a maximum of R2000. For contract customers, the data you transfer will be charged to your account. If otherwise, it will be deducted from your airtime.
There are two simple methods you can follow to transfer airtime data:

Option 1 - Vodacom App

  1. Go to your phone's app store and download the app.
  2. Enter your username and password to log in.
  3. Select airtime transfer once you've gained access to the Vodacom app.
  4. Enter the phone number of the receiver to whom you'd like to transfer the airtime.
  5. Enter the amount you'd want to send.
  6. Double-check the information to make sure it's correct, then proceed to the payment.
  7. If the process is successful, you will be alerted.

Option 2 - USSD Code

If the above option doesn’t seem to work for you or you find it difficult, you can still choose option 2 for convenience.

  1. Open the dialer app on your phone and dial *135#.
  2. A sequence of commands will appear; simply select the 'advance & transfers' option.
  3. Next, type in the person's phone number to whom you wish to send the money.
  4. After that, you will receive a notice stating that your transfer was successful.

Things To Remember

Before you can go enjoy your time surfing the net, there are a few things you need to know and remember.

  • Data transfers are free of charge and will be available for all Vodacom data bundles.
  • Prepaid, hybrid, and post-paid subscribers are all eligible for data transfer.
  • Data bundle transfers will be available for both one-time and recurring data bundles.
  • You are not permitted to transfer all of the free data bundles.
  • A data bundle can only be transferred by a master account holder.
  • Data bundles can only be sent for a certain time before they expire.


Transferring data to other Vodacom users is plainly painless. Following the stated procedures above is all that is needed. After that, both you and your recipient can enjoy the wonders of the internet and call it a day.