How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans?

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Posted by on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at 11:57:7:

Recently, MTN Nigeria has changed the way their data plan service normally works and I'm talking about their internet data service plans which mobile subscribers can get by subscribing to 131. With their new feature, customers now get to benefit more from MTN unlike the case in the past. Subscribers can get a data roll over, gift a data plan and by default be enabled for auto-renewal.

Well it is the last option which I'd rather not subscribe to and I've already being used to it on my Glo bolt. I love browsing on my mobile with MTN but I'd rather not go for the auto-renewal plan or at least be in control of choosing of whether to stay subscribed or not.

I had just subscribed to MTN's mobile internet data plan and I was glad that it comes with some bonus which also helped reduce my browsing costs while staying connected to the web on my mobile. However, it wasn't until my subscription expired did I begin to worry.

I know how to cancel my auto-renewal feature for other networks but for MTN, there is no sufficient information about it. I've checked their website but it is not available, I tried sending cancel and No to 131 but I have not gotten a precise feedback. In the past, one didn't need to cancel auto-renew with MTN once your data plan gets exhausted but with their new service, you just get renewed as long as you have credit on your phone.

I guess the only obvious way to avoid getting automatically renewed for MTN data plans is by avoiding having credit on your phone. I'm sure there is a code or text message one can send to 131 to stop the auto-renewal feature but for now, I've not yet seen it.

MTN doesn't offer a clear description to subscribers of how they can opt out f their mobile data plans now that auto-renewal feature has been enabled. If you ask me, I would say this is bad marketing.

Update: To stop the auto-renewal on MTN, send No to 131 in an sms.

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Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by Felix Okoli on Wednesday July 17, 2013 at 11:7:56:

Update: To cancel auto-renewal for your mobile data services on MTN, just send No to 131 in an sms. For BIS users, also send No to 131.



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by grace on Wednesday August 21, 2013 at 17:19:0:

tnks felix.hope it works.dis is frustrating



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by Odera Charles-Erugo on Monday September 2, 2013 at 15:8:20:

I called MTN customer care for how to unsubscribe from MTN auto data deduction, but I was asked to send STOP to 131. I have sent it but not sure whether it has been effected. In fact I am scared of loading credit to my phone. Could u pls check if it has been UNSUBSCRIBED?.



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by Felix Okoli on Monday September 2, 2013 at 15:8:20:

Only you and MTN can check if it has been unsubscribed. You can check yourself by sending 2 to 131.


Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by A grieved anonymous :( on Thursday September 19, 2013 at 7:23:33:

MTN is just one +++ up network! I hope n pray they lose customers n just run down n cease to exist! gosh! they are thieves. They have deducted about #600 in the name of auto renewal and God knws wah. it is so painful n so freaking unfair. Even their customer care barely helps.



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by faruq on Thursday November 14, 2013 at 10:10:43:

how does one reset his data plan



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by Nze Sunday on Tuesday November 19, 2013 at 16:40:10:

I tried sending No to 131, and I guest it worked.



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by isaac ebireri on Saturday December 21, 2013 at 13:41:36:

to unsubcribe from mtn data plan: just send "NO" to 131. u will be unsubcribed.



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by Busayomi on Wednesday December 25, 2013 at 21:10:53:

I call d mtn customercare dey ar just telling me which name did i use 2 REG.Am afraid 2 load credit on my phone



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by Daniel on Saturday December 28, 2013 at 14:1:28:

I buy mtn 2H plan of 150mb for #250,when i have exhausted it,message was sent to me to activate another bundle or text RESET to 131to browse@5kobo/KB.I text RESET to 131 but was told dat it was invalid command.Pls what will i do to browse again with credit on my phone,i can not browse again on less i activate another bundle. PLS I NEED HELP.



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by joe on Wednesday January 1, 2014 at 23:28:55:

how can u brower free



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by joe bug on Monday January 20, 2014 at 8:33:19:

please incorporate in all your messages regarding auto-renewal how a customer can unsubscribe if desirable. That is a hallmark of transparency I dare say. Short of this, I smell some unwholesome business strategy.



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by pinkode on Sunday April 6, 2014 at 6:27:52:

Mtn are thieves. my 150mb expired after sending just 2 emails. How come?



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by PAT on Sunday April 20, 2014 at 17:26:48:

I did not know how i subscribed to eskimi. the fact is i don't even use it. 131 from mtn keeps bumbarding my phone with up to 35 messages each day and this is weakening my battery. #60 is deducted each time i load recharge card. i have called several customer care and all the instructions they tell me to do is not working



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by kenneth on Monday June 16, 2014 at 9:13:20:

Since I migrate to mtn super saver, I no longer have airtime on my phone. Whenever I recharge they will take the whole money, I have done anything possible for me to cancel whatever may be the cause no alternative. Am tired of mtn





Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by Kb on Friday November 21, 2014 at 8:20:37:

Pls tel me why my 25 naira i deducted if i recharge my account everyday widaut sending me any massage?



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by bola on Wednesday January 14, 2015 at 10:47:7:

mtn keeps sending the message you have 0mb remaining of your 150mb data, sent stop, no and everything sendable to 131 but it hasn't helped. Received more than 100 messages already between yesterday and today. How do I stop this?



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by zagga basheer on Friday February 6, 2015 at 14:35:13:

mtn jst deducted my #100, for bundle auto renewal.... which I don't ask them to...pls hlp out...how can I unsubscribe?



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by adaeze on Sunday May 10, 2015 at 21:35:14:

I want 2 activate my data and hv been told by customer care to text DATA ON 2 131 yet its not working what do I do



Re: How does one cancel MTN auto renewal feature for mobile internet data plans? Reply by Kiss me on Thursday June 11, 2015 at 9:33:0:

How does one cancel auto renewal of mtn musicplus?





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