.. unveils short code 2442 for unsolicited SMS
Data grandmasters, Globacom, has introduced a new short code 2442 by which subscribers could control unsolicited text messages and calls.
In using the service, subscribers should text ‘help’ to the short code ‘2442’ to activate a Do not Disturb control to filter unsolicited text messages.
The service gives the subscribers the latitude to choose 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.
In a press statement released in Lagos on Friday, Globacom advised subscribers interested in receiving information on banking, insurance and financial products to 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.
Subscribers that want health-related information should 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.
To obtain updates on tourism and leisure they have to send 7 to the 2442, 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 said the service is a platform which gives subscribers the latitude 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.
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.