Airtel as a network provider in Nigeria has a service called auto renewal and with this service, Airtel will deduct your airtime and refill your data for you automatically, whether you like it or not. In this guide, j ma going to show you how to cancel auto renewal on Airtel and put a stop to unauthorized deduction on your airtime.
In the just concluded line above, I referred to the Airtel auto renewal to as unauthorized deduction but, at the same time it cannot be pronounced as unauthorized deduction to some extent as they will always ask for your permission before activating the auto renewal Service for you.
Today, I have decided to show you in details, how to cancel auto renewal on Airtel regardless of how you get to the service, whether you unknowingly subscribed to the service or you have previously subscribed intentionally but don’t want the Service anymore.
How Did Airtel Auto Renewal Work
As it’s name implies, it’s a service that will renew your active data plan for you immediately it expires. If you’re not on auto renewal, once your data subscription expired, you will be notified that your data subscription has expired and you should subscribe again to continue having access to the internet.
With that you will be able to decide if you want to buy another data on the same data plan, switch to another data plan on as the case may be.
But if you have an active auto renewal, the notification you will get on the expiration is that your data has been automatically renewed and Airtel will deduct the amount equivalent to your previous data plan an refill your data for you, whether you have intend to re-subscribe or not.
For example, you buy a data worth N500 and it will expire in the next 7days, on the 7th day, Airtel will deduct N500 from your airtime balance automatically and refill the data for you.
You don’t want this to happen anymore? Keep reading!
Why Should I Deactivate Auto Renewal On Airtel
The reasons why you should deactivate auto renewal on your Airtel line is mostly best known to you and I am sure you already have one and that is the reason why you are here reading this.
But regardless, there are so many reasons why you should deactivate auto renewal on Airtel and above all, it will give you full control on your data subscriptions and makes you the sole decision maker. In this case, you will be able to decide when to buy data and when not to buy.
How Can I Avoid Airtel Auto Subscription Totally
It’s necessary to Fully understand how to avoid the Airtel auto renewal, so that after which you have cancel it with the help of this guide, you won’t go back to it unknowingly.
To Avoid the Airtel auto renewal, all you have to do is to always pay attention to the on-screen command when you’re subscribing to any data plan on MTN. When you want to subscribe to a data plan on Airtel, you will get to a point where you will be asked if you want auto renewal or one off purchase always choose one off purchase.
With the one off purchase option, your data plan will not be renewed until you decided to do so by yourself.
What If I Didn’t Have Enough Airtime On My Sim card
Having enough airtime is the primary requirements for smooth working of Airtel auto renewal and in the absence of airtime on your sim card and having airtime that is Lower than that of your previous data plan amount, the auto renewal Service will fail and you will be notified to recharge your line as soon as possible.
How To Cancel Auto Renewal On Airtel
We finally get to where we are heading to! In this section, I will show you how to cancel auto renewal on Airtel in 3 different ways.
There are multiple ways to deactivate auto renewal on MTN and I have scan through all the available methods and pick the best and the fastest three for you, which I will be showing you in details, how to use each.
Code To Cancel Auto Renewal On Airtel
In this section, I will be revealing the code to deactivate auto renewal on Airtel. The USSD code method is considered the most simplest way way to cancel auto renewal on Airtel.
To use the USD code, am you have to do is to open your phone dial pad and dial *362*2# and you will be able to deactivate the Service immediately. Make sure you dial the code on the Sim card with the active auto renewal service.
How To Deactivate Auto Renewal On Airtel Via SMS
This is another simple and active method to deactivate auto renewal on Airtel and with this method, all you have to do is to send a command via SMS and the auto renewal Service will be deactivated for your immediately.
To use this method, simply go to your phone message and create new message, type STOP and send it to 141 and the auto renewal Service will be cancelled for you immediately.
Another SMS command that you can use to opt out of Airtel auto renewal is STOPAUTORENEW, to use this command, simply type STOPAUTORENEW and send it to 440. If you subscribed to a Blackberry data plan this option will work smoothly for you.
How To Stop Auto Renewal On Airtel With The Help Of Customer Care
Calling customer care is another option to deactivate auto renewal on Airtel, it’s active and also an easy way to stop the Auto renewal Service.
Simply call the Airtel customer care line: 111 and request for the cancellation of the auto renewal Service.
You can also reach the Airtel customer service on Twitter, simply send a direct message to @airtel_care on Twitter.
Above are the most active, easiest and the simplest methods on how to cancel auto renewal on Airtel. Simply read through the methods provided for you in the guide above and choose the one that is best and convenient for you.