How to Stop Automatic Data Renewal On MTN, 9Mobile, Airtel and Glo


We recently published posts on MTN, 9MOBILE, 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.

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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.

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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:

Daily plans:

50MB for ₦100 (code 104); 150MB for ₦200 (code 113).

Weekly plans:

150MB for ₦300 (code 102); 500MB plus 250mb bonus for night browsing for ₦500 (code 103).

Monthly plans:

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.

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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

Wrapping up

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.




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  1. ibrahim yahaya

    I have try several time with the code to stop 9mobile auto renewal of bundle but failed and they kept on debit me, Pls help me.

  2. Hussaini Adamu Yaro

    thanks Mtn Nigeria I really appreciate with you.

  3. Abba

    Airtel users please help me,the data deactivation cods are not woking,they keep deducting money from my acct.I have tried everything.

    1. Daniel

      Send STOP to 141

  4. Pls none of the above suggestions is working for me. Not STOPDATA nor NO104 is yielding result in stopping mtn from autorenewing data planni subscribed to last week. Someone kindly help

  5. Pls could you help me out with a problem? I changed my mtn sim on my techno phone with a glo sim and after putting back the mtn sim, I keep getting configuration settings and past received sms from mtn and one from glo each time I put on my android phone.

  6. Alpha Savage

    Tanks man….

  7. Blacklyon

    nawa ooo MTN I can’t even get direct to d costmer y una make it had like dz

  8. stome

    The “STOPDATA” worked tnxs guy

  9. Christy

    The STOPDATA for mtn worked perfectly well. I’ve not been recharging to a certain amount so they don’t cut my airtime. but thanks guys. ?

  10. makinde

    STOTDATA To 131 is not on my blackberry z10 pls once I load card they auto renew pls give me code

  11. If you are using mtn, just type STOPDATA and send to 131

  12. Austin

    Thanks it worked, Relieved.

  13. Austin

    Thanks it work…. Relieved

  14. solabomi

    Thank you! It works

  15. degashman

    MTN are noting but thieves, bin trying to opt out bt not successful… I called d customer care but the funniest thing is that they too can not do it from there system. MTN are the worst network

  16. treasure

    they did not cancel it! And i want to cancel the auto renewal

  17. Husseini Garba kuta

    What there doing is too bad this happen to me i cancel the auto renewal there telling is incorrect wat is the exatly code to stop the bundle in mtn

  18. Tryomf

    I never comment on a post but i had to

    To say this:

    Thanks a whole lot

  19. Evangelist Emmanuel Geoffery

    I love MTN but what I don’t understand is the patterns they uses sometimes, I am saying this not to discourage anyone. I love MTN .

  20. Oladimeji

    Thank u for the info.
    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. Thank you!

    1. sanusi Hashim

      Thanks. it works.

    2. solabomi


  21. edesun

    Mtn are scammer..i have try for several time but still telling error command

  22. NO104 works.

  23. azeez

    Mtn won’t kill me

  24. Abugu junior

    Thanks alot

  25. Pat Onah

    Please MTN, just stop decieving people. Send’NO’ to 131 and they will tell you it is incorrect. This is to enable them cintinue the thieving exercise.

    1. Tonero

      You’re correct.That’s exactly what happened to me now.What i did was to use my remaining bal to zero naira before the auto renewal.God punish all of those bastard

    2. beebee

      No, you are supposed to send *NO104* and you will be deactivated instantly…Trust me this will work out just fine

  26. ologbenla adebowale sunsay

    i have sent No several times but they kept debiting my account what else can i do. thanks

    1. If its mtn, send STOPDATA to 131. It will cancel the auto renewal.

  27. Tricia

    The no doesn’t work

    1. Hello.
      The actual rule for MTN is that you text NO plus the code for the service to 131. For instance if you are on a data plan subscribed to using code 102, to cancel the auto renew simply text “NO 102” to 131. That’s all.

  28. Daniel

    I sent the sms to stop mtn auto renewal but i haven’t gotten a reply that it has been stopped. Pls help me with the USSD code for peforming this operation

  29. John

    I have sent NO to 131 several times, yet am still being debited so i decided to empty my credit, at the scheduled time of renewal, they sent me sms saying no sufficient fund’ thanks to god, I will not credit the phone again.

  30. Abdul

    Thank you for that.

  31. Thanks for the info. Must of the time, the network providers don’t adequately equip their customers with sufficient info like this.

    It’s a great dig.

    1. Its just a way of ripping off their customers.

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