Most people today are faced with the issue of their airtime being deducted from their account balance when browsing. Most times, the affected airtime must have been budgeted for another purpose.
Browsing through your airtime is a service that enables the use of airtime to access internet services. This service is called PAYG, meaning Pay-As-You-Go, it allows you to monitor how much is spent while browsing. The essence of this service called Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) was to enable subscribers who do not have sufficient airtime to purchase a data bundle, browse as they go with a little fee per megabyte used. That is, the more you browse, the more you are charged for browsing. This means that once the PAYG service is activated on your line, you will be charged at a fee of N3.07 per MB.
This service in the short run is good, but in the long run, you would notice that you’re on the losing end as you exhaust more than you would have, if you had an active data plan on your MTN line.
How To Stop MTN PAYG
To browsing from your airtime on your MTN line, or to opt out of PAYG browsing on the MTN network, simply dial the USSD code on your phone *131*201#. After dialling the code, you will receive a notification of a successful deactivation of the PAYG service.
Alternatively, you can deactivate the service through SMS by Sending SUSPEND to 131.
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