Many bulk sms senders innocently go against some GSM network policies while sending their bulk sms. Many GSM operators do block any bulk sms message containing some unacceptable words.
Words like PROMO, WOW, YELLOW, Financial references, Phone numbers, etc are not allowed and are being filtered by MTN, GLO, Etisalat and Airtel in Nigeria.
This is to help militate against fraudsters who send unsolicited bulk sms messages to deceive and extort money from unsuspecting recipients.
Therefore as someone that sends messages using bulk sms, it is expedient that you understand some of the words to avoid while composing your bulk sms messages.
Whenever you send a bulk sms message through any bulk sms service platform and the message is not delivered. Kindly take a few minutes to find out if you are not going against some rules while composing your bulk sms message.
Avoid these and similar examples (Else your bulk sms messages will not be delivered)::
1.. Wow, It is celebration time
2.. This is a great yuletide Promo.
3.. Celebration attire is yellow
4.. Recently, Globacom Nigeria introduced a spam policy. When sending messages (bulk sms) to Glo network, always avoid including mobile numbers in the message content.
Avoid this example
“We are now open for business, for enquiries contact 08055555555”
“Pls contact Femi at 08071111111”
If you must have Mobile number in the content of your message, Please send with a dash or dot.
Use this example
“We are now open for business, for enquiries contact 080.5555.5555”
“Pls contact Femi at 080-7111-1111”
NCC – DO NOT DISTURB IMPLEMENTATION
Effective 01/07/2016 all GSM Networks in Nigeria implemented/commenced with DoNotDisturb as instructed by the NCC.
As a result you will have seen an increased failure rate of SMS-MT on bulk binds for all networks (Some of the bulk sms sent are not delivered to some numbers).
MTN Nigeria – “we have implemented the DND on our side as well this day as instructed by MTN Nigeria”
To opt out of the service:
send the word ”ALLOW” via SMS to 2442.
The following DND options exist for MTN lines
Send Any Option
Below to 2442
|STOP||To stop all sms .|
|ALLOW||To receive all SMS|
|SMS 1||To receive sms on Banking/ Insurance / Financial Products|
|SMS 2||To receive sms on Real Estate|
|SMS 3||To receive sms on Education|
|SMS 4||To receive sms on Health|
|SMS 5||To receive sms on Consumer goods And Automobiles|
|SMS 6||To receive sms on Communication/ Broadcasting/ Entertainment / IT|
|SMS 7||To receive sms on Tourism / Leisure|
|SMS 8||To receive sms on Sport|
|SMS 9||To receive sms on Religion|
|STATUS||To check your DND status|
|HELP||For more DND options|
More options are on https://donotdisturb.mtnonline.com:8081/vasportal/index.action#login