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How To Block Unwanted Text Messages From MTN, Airtel, Glo And 9mobile [ To activate Do Not Disturb Service]

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Sometimes, someone will be expecting a useful text message only to receive a message and see that it’s a message from his/her service provider. This can be so annoying.

Because of this issue, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) policy mandated all network providers in Nigeria to provide a USSD code that subscribers can use to opt out of any category of unwanted text messages.

In response to that, Mtn, Airtel, 9Mobile, Airtel and Glo released various codes, which are collectively known as the Do Not Disturb (DnD) service.

The Do Not Disturb service represents the code that a subscriber can use in order to stop receiving unsolicited messages from these network service providers.

The Do Not Disturb service is of two types:

THE PARTIAL MODE: Using the partial mode, the subscriber will have the option to choose the categories of messages he wishes to stop receiving and the ones he still wants to be receiving.

THE FULL MODE: The full mode stops all unsolicited messages and calls from ever coming to your phone.

To Block Unwanted Messages On MTN:

Simply text any of the following to 2442:

STOP: To stop all SMS and IVR messages

ALLOW: To receive all SMS and IVR messages

SMS 1: To receive Banking / Insurance/ Financial Products SMS

SMS 2: To receive Real Estate SMS and IVR messages

SMS 3: To receive Education SMS and IVR messages

SMS 4: To receive Health SMS and IVR messages

SMS 5: To receive Consumer goods & Automobiles SMS and IVR messages

SMS6: To receive Communication/Broadcasting/Entertainment/IT SMS and IVR messages

SMS 7: To receive Tourism & Leisure SMS and IVR messages

SMS 8: To receive Sport SMS and IVR messages

SMS 9: To receive Religion SMS and IVR messages

STATUS: To check your DND status

To opt out of the service, text the word “ALLOW” to the shortcode 2442.

 To Block Unwanted Messages On GLO:

Text ‘help’ to a short code ‘2442’ to receive a list of fields from which they want to receive or block unsolicited messages.

Send 2 to 2442 to receive information on Real Estate only

Send 3 to 2442 to receive information related to Education only

Send 4 to 2442 to receive information on health issues only

Send 5 to 2442 to receive information on consumer goods only

Send 6 to 2442 to receive information on communications only

Send 7 to 2442 to receive information on tourism and leisure only

Send 8 to 2442 to receive information on sports only

Send 9 to 2442 to receive information on religious matters only

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To Block Unwanted Messages On 9mobile:

Simply text any of the following to 2442:

To fully blacklist your number from all third party marketing messages, SMS STOP to 2442.

Banking, insurance &financial products: SMS 1 to 2442

Real estate: SMS 2 to 2442

Education: SMS 3 to 2442

Health: SMS 4 to 2442

Consumer goods & automobiles: SMS 5 to 2442

Communication/broadcasting/entertainment/IT: SMS 6 to 2442

Tourism & leisure: SMS 7 to 2442

Sports: SMS 8 to 2442

Religion: SMS 9 to 2442

Or sms “LIST” to 2442 to view the partial blacklist keywords.

To Block Unwanted Messages On Airtel:

Simply text any of the following to 2442:

SMS 1:  To Stop Banking / Insurance/ Financial SMS

SMS 2:  To Stop Real Estate SMS

SMS 3:  To Stop Education SMS

SMS 4:  To Stop Health SMS

SMS 5:  To Stop Consumer goods & Automobiles SMS

SMS 6:  To Stop Communication/Broadcasting/Entertainment/IT SMS

SMS 7:  To Stop Tourism & Leisure SMS

SMS 8:  To Stop Sport SMS

SMS 9:  To Stop Religion SMS

SMS STOP:  To Stop all SMS

SMS OUT:  To receive all SMS

To opt out of the service, text “OUT” to 2442.

 

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