How to Cancel Data Plan On MTN, Glo, Etisalat, Airtel

Data subscription helps to connect you to the internet and ensure you are fully aware of what is going on in the world around you and the world outside Nigeria. With the help of the internet, you will know virtually everything happening in the United States without being there.


This is just one of the several benefits of being connected to the internet and Nigerian telecommunication companies do provide various data plans to make this a reality.

If your subscription to any data plan is already getting you fed up and you would love to change to another or you want to change to that of a new network altogether, the information required to cancel data subscription on MTN, Etisalat, Glo and Airtel will be provided below.


If you are on the airtel network and you desire to switch over to another network for data subscription or you desire to change to another airtel data plan, you need to get the old one deactivated first.

All you have to do in order to deactivate your old data plan on airtel is to text “Stop” to 140. It is as simple as that. Once you click on send, the network will automatically delete the old subscription for you and will also send notification of your action.

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You can then register for any other data plan of your choice, either on airtel or another Internet Service Provider (ISP).


If you have been connecting to the World Wide Web via the etisalat network and you desire to change to another network for data subscription, all you have to do is to dial 8229*0# and send.

Once you send, the old data plan will be deactivated from your device and you can ow subscribe for another data plan. Instead of the above code, you can also send “stop” to 229. This code also works magic and the data will be canceled instantly as you have requested.


Globacom has loads of wonderful data plans and you can subscribe to any of them. Their data plan is equally among the cheapest in Nigeria. Consequently, you will be able to get more value for money.

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Be that as it may, you can still easily cancel glo’s data subscription if you are not happy with their data plan. It maybe that glo network in your area is bad; all you have to do is to cancel and subscribe for a better network.

To cancel glo’s data subscription, simply text “cancel” to 127.  Glo will send you a message almost instantly, intimating you on the fact that the deactivation is successful. You are now free to subscribe to any new data plan of your choice.


It is also possible to easily deactivate MTN data plan on your phone. MTN presently offers 1G for 500 naira on MTN Pulse, which I consider to be among the cheapest in Nigeria.

But if you prefer to use another network instead of MTN for any reason whatsoever, simply cancel the MTN data plan on your phone by texting “reset” to 131.

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