Update affecting Bulk SMS delivery to MTN Numbers in Nigeria, if you or your client has not been receiving Bulk SMS messages on his or her Phones in recently, below is the reason and solution on Tuesday July 6th 2016, MTN Nigeria has enabled a Service called “DO NOT Disturb List” as directed by NCC this services allows MTN customers to opt out of receiving promotional messages for 3rd Party services (Bulk SMS, VAS promos, etc.)
To check your status text “Status” to 2442 ,to unblock Delivery of SMS text ALLOW TO 2442 For more info text HELP to 2442 or visit www.mtnonline.com/dndA�Call 08060057836
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What is Do not Disturb Service?
The Do-Not-Disturb service allows MTN customers to opt out of receiving promotional messages for 3rd Party services (Bulk SMS, VAS promos, etc.)
What are the main features of DND?
The service will feature the following:
- A�Fully Blocked mode allowing customers to Opt Out totally from receiving promotional messages via SMS and IVR.
- Partially Blocked mode allowing customers to filter service categories for promotional messages they wish to receive. Any category not selected is blocked.
How much does DND cost?
The service is free to customers.
How to activate DND
A customer will be able to perform the following DND activities via SMS
- View Status
- Activate full blocking
- Activate partial blocking
- Opt out of DND
Simply text HELP to the short code 2442 to find out more
- The following SMS keywords can be used to set your DND preference.
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
How to Deactivate DND
To opt out of the service, you will need to text the word “ALLOW” to the short code 2442. To opt-out is free.
How to check status
To check status, you will need to text the key word STATUS to 2442
Are promotional messages for MTN services included in DND?
NO. DND service will only be introduced for 3rd party services e.g. VAS, Bulk SMS etc.