Easy Steps to Opt-Out of MTN Data Auto-Renewal with Image Guide

Have you been receiving the data auto-renewal message from MTN and looking for an easy way to opt-out? In this very short and easy guide, I will show you how to opt-out of MTN data auto-renewal with images to help you step by step.

MTN offers many data bundle packages and during the subscription stages, users are allowed to choose the one-time purchase or auto-renewal options.

I always choose the one time purchase option as I may want to buy a different bundle package in my next subscription.

However, I mistakenly clicked the option for auto-renewal and when the data finished, of course before getting to the end of the month as usual (data in this country is very slow yet exhausts as fast as you purchase them), I re-subscribed for a bigger data bundle package but I kept receiving a message from MTN anytime I recharge my phone to subscribe for the previous bundle I mistakenly choose for auto-renewal.

It was frustrating, so I went to Google to search for how I can deactivate or rather stop the MTN data auto-renewal messages.

I was bombarded with the long process option, all first suggesting I know the data code of the previous data plan, then sending a NO message with the plan code to 131 (NO + DATA PLAN CODE to 131).

For example; if the code of the data bundle was 106, I have to type NO106 and send to 131.

This is not a problem, the stress here is finding or knowing the data plan code you previously subscribed to.

Without wasting your time, follow these simple steps to see how you can opt-out of the MTN data auto-renewal option without knowing the plan code or sending any message.


Simple Steps to Stop MTN Data Auto Renewal with Image Description


1. Dial *131#

dial 131


2. Choose Data Plans (Option 1)

Select mtn data plan


3. Choose Manage Data (Option 8)

Select manage data


4. Choose Cancel Auto Renewal (Option 3)

Opt Out of MTN Data Auto Renewal


5. Select Bundle to Opt-Out Of

Choose mtn data plan to opt out of


6. Done

You have successfully opt out of mtn data auto renewal


With these easy steps, you do not need to know the particular data plan you were using and wish to opt-out of and avoid sending the wrong code to the operators and still be embarrassed with the auto-renewal messages.


I hope this guide helps? Let me know.


Here’s how to get MTN 4GB for N1000 and 1GB for N200.


You can also dial *121# to see the wonderful Data Offers MTN Has for you.

Francis Nwokike

Francis is a Social Entrepreneur. Love discussing new business trends and Marketing tips. A Startup consultant. Will help you grow your business online.

20 Responses

  1. Blessing says:

    Please mine is saying no active data plan and I don’t want to sub again until I sort this out

  2. Fiyi says:

    Thanks…it was helpful

  3. Felix says:

    Tanx for the easy steps it works perfectly well

  4. Gaga says:

    Exactly what just happened to me

  5. Ugochi says:

    Good information. Thanks

  6. Abike says:

    Mine is not giving the option for the data code I subscribed to. It’s giving me two options of data bundle. I tried them and it tells me they are not the bundle I subscribed for.

  7. Bahago says:

    Wow! This was really helpful. Thanks

  8. Stella says:

    Thank you so much. This is exactly what I need.

  9. Scott Taylor says:

    This was so helpful because the other method was so stressful and confusing

  10. Nike says:

    Bravo! thank you for this write up. You just safe from MTN auto renewal frustration. The simplex method have ever seen Kudo to you Francis!

  11. Juanevere says:


  12. Emmanuel says:

    Thank you so much. It works perfectly!

  13. Antonio says:

    *131# always worked for me, but now is saying “unknown application”. Please help.
    I need to cancel the unlimited money per data.

  14. Jjc says:

    Works. Thanks and keep it up. I’ll like to just have your contact in hand.

  15. Uzochukwu Mike P says:

    Nice one. You are doing well.

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