i’m not just tired but fed up with all these our Telecom providers considering the facts that they gave you options to opt out of unsolicited messages via Do not Disturb mode but still persistently bombard your phone with irrelevant sms.
Airtel, on the other hands have device a means to make you subscribe by force, telling you that you’ve qualified for N500 free credit knowing fully well that it’s not free. The most annoying aspect of it is the part where unnecessary numbers will be calling you from Airtel, MTN and their younger brother.
However, the NCC has insisted that no operator will escape its wrath if it is discovered that they still have the penchant for dishing out unsolicited messages without giving the subscribers the option to allow or stop receiving such messages.
The directive issued to industry operators to activate the 2442 Do Not Disturb Short Code took effect from July 1, 2016. But industry compliance doesn’t seem to have matched the seriousness of the directive thus, compelling the Commission to issue a final warning to the operators.
A Full DND which is SMS ‘STOP” to 2442 does not allow the subscriber to receive any unsolicited messages from the operators at all. But reverse is the case with our Telecom providers.
This is the final Warning from NCC.
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