We recently published posts on MTN, ETISALAT, GLO and AIRTEL data plans, subscription codes and prices however we have come to notice that the telecom networks have a feature for data subscription called auto renewal and this auto renews your data immediately it gets to the expiry date and also deducts your airtime for that value of data bundle.
The average smart phone user or internet surfer would prefer to purchase these data plans at their convenience and time so most users do not like the auto renewal feature even though it may come with some benefits like having some extra days before your next subscription expires or extra data if you enable the auto renewal.
48 hours or 24 hours before your data subscription expires, you should get a text message informing you of the cutoff date and that the subscription will be auto renewed. It also comes with the code to disable the auto renewal however most users do not get this message or accidentally delete the message.
To stop the auto renewal feature find the codes below for your network.
To Stop Auto Renewal On MTN
Send an sms with the word “STOPDATA” to 131
If u still find it difficult to opt out of the subscribed service. Kindly get d ussd code of your subscribed plan. Once u know d ussd code…
NoUSSD to 131
E.g mtn extra data of N300 is D300
To cancel this….just send
NoD300 to 131
You will receive an sms like this
Your Deactivation to XtraData 300 is successful. Dial *131*2# and subscribe to another XtraValue bundle.
To Stop Auto Renewal On ETISALAT
Send an sms with the word ”STOP” to 229
To Stop Auto Renewal On AIRTEL
Send an sms with the word “STOPAUTORENEW” to 440
To Stop Auto Renewal On GLO
Send an sms with the word “CANCEL” to 127