Nigeria’s grandmasters of data, Globacom, has launched ‘Do not disturb’ service code in line with the directive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on unsolicited calls and text messages.
The code empowers subscribers to control unsolicited text messages and calls on the Glo network by giving them the prerogative of choosing messages or calls they wish to receive or block.
“Do Not Disturb” is a self-service platform for subscribers to manage all promotional messages sent to their lines with the option of either opting in or out.
Globacom, in a press statement in Lagos on Sunday, urged subscribers interested in using the service to text ‘help’ to a short code ‘2442’ to receive a list of fields from which they want to receive or block unsolicited messages.
The statement said that subscribers interested in receiving information on Banking, Insurance and Financial products can send 1 to 2442, while subscribers are required to send 2 to 2442 to receive information on Real Estate. Those interested in having information related to Education only need to send 3 to the short code, 2442.
Similarly, subscribers interested in receiving information on health issues are advised to send 4 to 2442, while 5 should be sent to the same code for details on consumer goods and 6 for information on communications, broadcasting, entertainment and information technology.
Those wishing to get updates on tourism and leisure will have to send 7 to the short code, while clients desirous of reading about sports need to send 8 to the same short code 2442. Similarly, any customer interested in religious matters should send 9 to the code.
Globacom described the service as a platform which gives subscribers the opportunity to choose messages or calls they want to receive on their phones. It added that the package will go a long way in enriching subscribers’ telecommunication experience.
It will be recalled that the industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), recently directed operators to give the necessary instructions and clarifications that will enable their customers subscribe or unsubscribe to a particular service.
Subscribers willing to opt out of the service are enjoined to send “STOP” to the same short code 2442 for any of the services.