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How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by midolian(m): 1:02pm On Jul 04, 2016
Following a Direction to the telecommunications service providers in the country, the operators, will from July 1, 2016, activate the DO NOT DISTURB facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose what messages to receive from the various networks.

With this Direction the operators have been mandated to dedicate a common Short Code (2442) which will enable subscribers take informed decisions.

Mr. Tony Ojobo, Director of Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in a statement, said this action was taken in order to protect subscribers from the nuisance of unsolicited texts, and therefore a direct regulatory response to the yearnings of the subscribers.

By this action, he explained, the Commission has invoked a regulatory provision which had hitherto been overlooked by the operators.

Taking cognizance of the broad range of services which include: Banking/Insurance/ Financial Products, Real Estate, Education, Health, Consumer Goods and Automobiles, Communication/ Broadcasting/ Entertainment/ IT, Tourism and leisure, Sports, Religion(Christianity, Islam, others), the Commission directed the operators to give the necessary instructions and clarifications that will enable subscribers subscribe to a particular service/services /none at all.

In fact, a Full DND which is SMS “STOP” to 2442 does not allow the subscriber to receive any unsolicited message from the operators at all.

Below are the various options:

“SMS 1” for receiving SMS relating to Banking? Insurance/ Financial products to 2442
“SMS 2” for receiving |SMS relating to real Estate to 2442
“SMS 3” for receiving SMS relating to Education to 2442
“SMS 4” for receiving SMS relating to Health to 2442
“SMS 5” for receiving SMS relating to Consumer goods and Automobiles to 2442”
“SMS 6” for receiving SMS relating to Communication/ Broadcasting Entertainment/IT to 2442
“SMS 7” for receiving SMS relating to Tourism and leisure to 2442
“SMS 8” for receiving SMS relating to Sports to 2442
“SMS 9” for receiving SMS relating to Religion to 2442

Ojobo pointed out however that the decision of the Commission does not affect personal messages or person to person messages which are private communication by individuals.
He urged the operators to comply immediately with the Direction issued by the Commission and never again harass subscribers with unwanted messages.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/07/how-to-stop-unsolicited-messages-from-mtnairtelglo-others/

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Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by Oliviaxx(f): 1:17pm On Jul 04, 2016
angry ftc after 5yrs on nairaland undecidedi dont really know what all the hustle is about.i feel nothing angry
Lalasticlala, Seun...where's my consolation prize? undecided undecided

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Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by Oliviaxx(f): 1:17pm On Jul 04, 2016
Hope it works. The first one I tried didnt

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Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by midolian(m): 1:26pm On Jul 04, 2016
Oliviaxx:
Hope it works. The first one I tried didnt
it should. If it doesn't, in no time, it will.
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by pomide(m): 1:31pm On Jul 04, 2016
about time! How about stopping useless advertising calls?

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Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by amiibaby(f): 2:58pm On Jul 04, 2016
Thank you this is really helpful
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by Fairgodwin(m): 2:59pm On Jul 04, 2016
I tried it on the Airtel network but guess what it said? "successful, you can now receive all messages from Airtel."

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Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by snadguy007(m): 2:59pm On Jul 04, 2016
hello
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by simple4generall(m): 2:59pm On Jul 04, 2016
lets see if it work
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by fflamingo(m): 3:00pm On Jul 04, 2016
these glo should stop calling me
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by ekmike(m): 3:00pm On Jul 04, 2016
haven't received any of such messages since I replied with STOP... talking of MTN
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by veekid(m): 3:00pm On Jul 04, 2016
See as God finally punish glo

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Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by otitokoroleti: 3:00pm On Jul 04, 2016
Gud
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by galadee(m): 3:01pm On Jul 04, 2016
Oliviaxx:
Hope it works. The first one I tried didnt
Same with me

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Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by McIrx: 3:02pm On Jul 04, 2016
It worked...
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by Chosen1984(m): 3:02pm On Jul 04, 2016
GREAT INFO OP! GOD BLESS YOU!! THIS GUYS COULD BE A MENACE TO ONE'S PEACE!!

NCC WE ALSO NEED TO STOP THIS MTNPROMO.COM SCAMMERS! THEY ARE EVERYWHERE!!

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Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by Ijaya123: 3:03pm On Jul 04, 2016
Great move by the NCC. all those useless sms can disturb. At time I would think I was alert that came in. Yęyę people.
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by serverconnect: 3:03pm On Jul 04, 2016
i hope it work. nice one

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Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by Bflexing(m): 3:03pm On Jul 04, 2016
COMFAM!!!
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by YoungExec: 3:05pm On Jul 04, 2016
Does this affect bank alert SMS?
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by Richnero(m): 3:08pm On Jul 04, 2016
It's about time.
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by Romm(m): 3:09pm On Jul 04, 2016
YoungExec:
Does this affect bank alert SMS?
NOT AT ALL

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Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by austinoeze(m): 3:11pm On Jul 04, 2016
Best post of the day
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by tansho(m): 3:13pm On Jul 04, 2016
Some phones can block numbers and contacts. You don't need all that crap from NCC or network providers

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Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by adepiero: 3:14pm On Jul 04, 2016
I sent stop to 2442 and it worked. Now I won't be getting nonsense SMS from mtn angry grin

Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by saintkel(m): 3:16pm On Jul 04, 2016
midolian:
it should. If it doesn't, in no time, it will.
Men! Dat babe fine o
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by passionate88: 3:26pm On Jul 04, 2016
Just did that of airtel
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by captain247: 3:29pm On Jul 04, 2016
It worked o see below mtn message received;

You have successfully activated the Do-Not-Disturb service on your line. Please visit https://donotdisturb.mtnonline.com:8081/vasportal or SMS HELP to 2442 to see more filtering options. You can also opt out at any time by sending ALLOW to 2442
Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by Nobody: 3:49pm On Jul 04, 2016
Now, MTN would know; grievances pple av against dem. Can't imagine d no of STOP dey would receive. So frustrating!

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Re: How To Stop Unsolicited Messages From Mtn,airtel,glo, Others by Nobody: 3:51pm On Jul 04, 2016
Thanks.

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