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Automatic data renewals can be quite annoying especially if you have no need of the data subscription at that point in time. A lot of persons have complained about this compulsory subscription as not been convenient; not to worry! This article will provide you with all you need to know about blocking data auto-renewals. We will consider each service provider one after the other.
How to stop data automatic renewal on the Airtel network
Airtel provides varying validity periods for its data subscription, while some last for a day, three days or more, other subscriptions may be valid for as long as one month. Airtel subscribers can choose which of the data plans they want to purchase by simply calling *141#, a menu of options will show up for customers to select from, different MB or GB subscriptions are available at different costs.
After choosing and subscribing for a data plan, the next thing to do is to send a sms to 141 with the message STOP, that is, text STOP to 141. You will be sent a message stating that you have successfully opted out of future data auto-renewals. Remember to do this before your subscription expires.
How to stop data automatic renewal on the GLO network
Multiple notifications of data auto-renewals are usually sent before the expiration of your GLO data balance. To opt-out of GLO data automatic renewal, simply text the word ‘Cancel’ to 127. You will receive a notification to that effect.
How to stop data automatic renewal on the MTN network
Data auto-renewals on the MTN network can be stopped by sending a sms with the text ‘Stopdata’ to 131.
How to stop data automatic renewal on the 9mobile network
To cancel data auto-renewals on the Etisalat network, simply dial *229*0# and press the send button.