.. un­veils short code 2442 for un­so­licited SMS

Daily Trust - - BRAND EQUITY -

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.

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