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How to opt-out or MTN data bundle Auto-renewal plan

Welcome everybody, today, I will like to share with you on how to opt-out or cancel MTN auto-renewal data subscription plan.

MTN data bundle auto-renewal is when you subscribe to any of the MTN data bundles and choose the auto-renewal option knowingly or unknowingly.

This automatically renew your data subscription based on the validity. The validity ranges from one day, two days, one week or one month.

In this blog post, I will guide you, on how to opt-out on any MTN auto-renewal data bundle plan. I recommend you continue to read to get all the gist.

What is MTN

MTN Group Limited, formerly M-Cell, is a South African multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in many African and Asian countries.

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Its head office is in Johannesburg. As of December 2020, MTN recorded 280 million subscribers, making it the ninth largest mobile network operator in the world, and the largest in Africa.

Active in over 20 countries, one-third of company revenue come from Nigeria, where it holds about 35% market share.

MTN Group is the primary sponsor of the South Africa national rugby union team and sponsors English football club Manchester United F.C.

Brief History of MTN

The company was founded in 1994 as M-Cell with assistance from the South African government. In 1995, it replaced its then-CEO, John Beck, with Robert (Bob) Chaphe.

In 2001, the company reported that its controlling shareholder was Johnnic Holdings, and the chairperson was Irene Charnley.

In 2002, Phuthuma Nhleko became the CEO, replacing then-CEO Paul Edwards, who had invested in expansion to Nigeria.

MTN’s competitors in South Africa include Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom Mobile.

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On 26 June 2009, MTN Group’s subsidiary merged with Belgacom International Carrier Services (BICS), a subsidiary of Belgacom.

The combined subsidiary functioned as the international gateway for carrier services of MTN.

In October 2012, MTN announced a partnership with Afrihost to provide DSL Broadband services in Africa.

In November 2012, South African holding company Shanduka Group acquired a minority stake in MTN Group’s Nigeria business for $335 million.

How to opt-out or Cancel MTN Auto-renew data Plans

  1. Dial *131# on your MTN number
  2. Select option 1 (data Plans)
  3. Select option 9 (Manage data)
  4. Select option 3(Cancel Auto renewal)


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Oyakhilome Ogbeta is a web developer and networking engineer. Oyakhilome has more than six years' experience in networking. Oyakhilome has a proven track record in networking/web applications deployment.

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