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.
Read on to learn how to stop the auto renewal feature find the codes below for your network.
How to stop automatic data renewal on MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile
It can be really annoying when the airtime you intend to use for phone calls is diverted by your telecoms service provider due to the automatic data renewal that has been programmed on your line by default.
Or better still, you may want to upgrade to another data plan but before you could say Jack, the network provider seem to have made their deduction.
Unfortunately, airtime deducted can not be retrieved so you will have to put up with data plan for the next day, month or week.
But there’s a way out of this, if you will keep reading this post.
You will learn how to stop the automatic data renewal which is often preinstalled once you subscribe to any of the data plans by the different network providers.
In this post, we will list the data bundles available to each of these providers and how you can stop the automatic data renewal.
How to stop automatic data renewal on MTN
MTN offers several data plans which include daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly plans.
These plans are highlighted below:
50MB for ₦100 (code 104); 150MB for ₦200 (code 113).
150MB for ₦300 (code 102); 500MB plus 250mb bonus for night browsing for ₦500 (code 103).
1GB (+500 bonus MB) for ₦1000 (code 106); 2,5GB (+1 bonus GB) for ₦2000 (code 110); 5GB for ₦3,500 (code 107); 10GB for ₦5,000 (code 116); 22GB for ₦10,000 (code 117).
60 days plan:
50GB for ₦20,000 (code 118).
Quarterly plan (90 days):
85GB for ₦50,000 (code 133).
If you want to stop automiatic data renewal with any of these options, you will need to use the code that is linked to any of these bundles.
Once, you’ve done that, text NOcode to 131. For instance if you’re stopping the 50GB for 60 days plan, text NO118 to 131 and your automatic data renewal will be stopped.
However, there’s another method to stop automatic data renewal on your MTN line. You can dial *123*5*1#. You will see a list of options. You should reply with 2 to view your active subscription. The reply again with the serial number of the active subscription, then follow the instructions to stop the auto-renewal.
How to stop automatic data renewal on Airtel
The process of stopping the automatic data renewal with your airtel data plan is much simple.
All you need to do is text Stop to 140. You can also text STOPAUTORENEW to 440. You can also text DEACTIVATE to 440 if you use a blackberry phone
How to stop automatic data renewal on 9Mobile
With 9Mobile, you just need to dial *229*0. Another method with 9Mobile is to text STOP to 229
How to stop automatic data renewal on Glo
With your Glo data bundle, you can stop the automatic data renewal using this method. Simply text Cancel to 127
With the information provided in this post, you certainly don’t have to fall into the trap of losing your airtime due to the default automatic data renewal on your SIM.
One more thing, don’t wait for your validity period to elapse or you data to finish before you do the needful with regards to the automatic data renewal.