How to Borrow Data from MTN (XtraByte)

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XtraByte provides XtraTime service that allows eligible customers borrow data on credit just as they would borrow airtime when they run out of data while browsing and pay back on their next recharge.

Who can use XtraByte?

It is available to all registered prepaid customers who have been on the MTN Network for 3 months and above and must have a balance of between N0 –N12..

How do You know if You can use XtraByte?

A customer can check if they are eligible for the service by dialing *606# then selecting 1 to confirm their eligibility.

You can choose Your preferred data bundle.

Eligible subscribers have the choice to choose from 5 data bundles on the XtraByte service:

  • 10MB
  • 30MB
  • 100MB
  • 200MB
  • 750MB


The service charges 15% on borrowed data and subscribers can payback data borrowed, by recharging their account and the amount of data borrowed is first deducted from the recharged amount and the remaining balance, if any, will then be loaded in your main account. For example if a customer owing N115 worth of data carries out a recharge of N400, the N115 owed to XtraByte is 1st deducted from the N400 recharge, then N285 will be loaded into the customer’s main account.

Summary of XtraByte table

Xtrabyte Band Customer obtains Bundle Price Recovered Amount Validity
10MB 10MB N50 NGN 57.50 24 hrs
30MB 30MB N100 NGN 115 24 hrs
100MB 100MB N200 NGN 230 24 hrs
200MB 200MB N300 NGN 345 48 hrs
750MB 750MB N500 NGN 575 7 days

So keep recharging and enjoying.

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