Glo Nigeria allows you to share your data with other devices using a Glo SIM. This data sharing is not limited to your Glo powered devices alone, because you can also share your data with other people’s devices as long as they are on the Glo network. Both you and the people you share your Glo data with will be browsing the internet without any interruption.
Every Glo data subscriber is eligible for the Glo Data Sharing Service meaning that you can buy Glo cheaper data plan of 10GB for 2500 Naira and share with all your friends, family members, or colleagues. This is indeed a very good package from Glo Mobile.
The following methods can be used to activate the Glo Data Sharing Service:
Using The Glo HSI Portals
Configure your modem or phone to use the following APN settings:
APN = gloflat
a. Connect to the internet and visit https://hsi.glo.com with any of your favourite browsers.
b. (Optional) Subscribe to a data subscription plan higher than Always Minimum from the HSI portal page (That is if you don’t have an active plan. You can skip this step if you’ve got an active data subscription).
c. Your SIM card number and current active data subscription will be automatically detected with a “share” or “renew” prompt.
d. Click on the “share” button and enter the Glo number you want to share data with in the box provided.
e. Click ‘Yes’ to confirm.
Note: Try to remember these steps as you will need them to add more numbers to or delete them from your Glo data sharing list. Besides, you can perform basic useful settings from the HSI portal such as checking sharing status and remaining data MB.
Using The Glo USSD Code
After purchasing a data plan from your Glo line, you can share some of it with your family, friends, or colleagues by dialling:
*127*01*recipient’s Glo number# to add the person to your share list and allocate data.
For example; dial *127*01*08053844×××#.
a. To check data bundle balance, simply dial *127*0#.
b. To view the list of the number of people you are sharing your data with, simply dial *127*00#.
c. To Cancel/Remove or Unshare data with someone from your Glo data sharing list, just dial *127*02*Recipient’s Glo number#.
Using The GLO SMS Code
This is an alternative method through SMS. Compose a text in the formats outlined below and send message to 127 via SMS.
To ADD the Glo Mobile number of the person you want to share your Glo data with, compose a text thus:
Share Recipient’s Glo number. Then send to 127 (Don’t forget to leave a space between Recipient’s number and ‘share’).
For example; you are to type ”Share 08053844×××” and then send as a message to 127
a. To check the data bundle balance through SMS, type ‘info’ as a text message and send to 127.
b. To check the list of people you are sharing your data with, send ‘List’ to 127 via SMS.
c. To REMOVE the mobile number of the person you have previously shared data with, send “Remove Recipient’s Glo number” as an SMS to 127.
For example; “Remove 08053844×××” and then send as a message to 127 via SMS.
Note: You must subscribe to a Glo data plan of at least 1000 Naira and above for you to be able to share data with people.
As soon as Glo sends you a notification massage stating that you have successfully shared data with the number, the recipient will start browsing without restriction. The cost of the recipient’s data usage will be deducted from your data as they browse.
Glo data sharing is useful for families if all have a Glo SIM in their phones and the family intends to buy one data plan for the household where one Glo data bundle subscription is shared by members. This plan goes as well for friends, groups and colleagues willing to share one Glo data bundle subscription.
On the other hand, an individual, entrepreneur or company who have several Smart Phones and other internet enabled devices like; owning an iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android Phone, Laptop and Desktop Computers etc.; all using a Glo SIM card will not need to buy separate data bundle plans for each device but rather buy one data bundle plan to be shared by all the devices. Very smart.
Also note that the USSD Codes must be dialled from the SIM you are sharing the Glo data from.
Gifting Data MB Plans To Recipient(s)
Gifting on the other hand is useful when you want to send data MB as a gift to family members, colleagues, or friends. Then you will have to purchase a Glo data plan for another Glo customer instead of yourself.
Therefore, to GIFT a Subscription, dial *127*USSD-Plan-Number* Recipient’s number#.
For example, dial *127*53*08053844×××# to gift the always Micro Plan to the recipient.
Send “Gift <Plan name><Recipient’s number>” to 127 through SMS.(The “<” sign signifies space)
For example; send “Gift always micro 08053844×××” as a message to 127 through SMS.Click here to see the latest Jobs opportunities in Nigeria.
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