MTN launches out-of-bundle data blocking

MTN has launched a simple way for subscribers to block out-of-bundle (OOB) data usage, with its new “Out of Bundle Barring” service.

Out of Bundle Barring is available to users via the USSD menu, by dialing *141*0# and selecting the relevent option.

Out of Bundle Barring can be option 7, 8, or 11 – depending on which package a subscriber is on.

The price of out-of-bundle data has come under fire recently in South Africa, with users complaining about bill shock after using OOB data.

Users have called on operators to make it possible to switch off OOB data, and MTN has responded to this call.

The images below of the USSD menus illustrate the use of MTN’s Out of Bundle Barring.

Out of Bundle Barring’s launch now means that Telkom and MTN customers can block OOB data usage by default on the networks.

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