We want to inform you that DND filter has been integrated in our platform. Hence, messages will not be sent to numbers under DND blockade. This implies that your units will not be wasted on DND numbers since they can’t receive it. You messages will only be sent to non-DND numbers which are the ones capable of receiving bulksms
You can also educate your recipients/clients who do not get your messages on what DND policy mean, and how they can opt out of it. You will find the procedure on the pop-up message whenever you login to SMSFIELD. You can also find it on the blog section of the website. Do call or send us a mail just in caes you need any futher clarifications.
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THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES ARE USED TO OPT OUT FROM DND FOR THE VARIOUS NETWORKS
For MTN Lines: Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text ALLOW to 2442.
For AIRTEL lines: Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text OUT to 2442.
For GLO Lines: Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text CANCEL to 2442.
For ETISALAT Lines: Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text START to 2442.
It is no longer news that the ‘Do Not Disturb’ (DND) Service is here to stay. This means that if you are currently on DND, you will not be receiving third-party SMS. While this is a very welcome development due to the abuse of the third-party bulk SMS services, it also has its down-side.
When your phone number is on DND, you will no longer receive notification from all of your services that sends notification SMS using third-party SMS services. This include but not limited to the following:
The DO-NOT-DISTURB (DND) policy was introduced by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to provide GSM users the option of whether or not they want to receive messages sent via bulksms. Following this directive, the major network providers, in line with the policy have generated DND codes codes via which subscribers can personally opt-in/opt-out of bulksms reception
However, MTN automatically subscribed many users to the D-N-D service without their consent. This means many of your MTN recipients will not be able to get your messages because D-N-D has been automatically activated on their lines. Unfortunately, many of the MTN users do not know that their lines have been activated for D-N-D and they sometimes argue with you that they didn’t receive your bulksms. Therefore, it is necessary for you to orientate your users about their D-N-D status.
On many occasions, I see bulksms site desingers offering reseller package for 15k inclusive of components, design, domain name and hosting, and I begin to laugh in Japanese.
the cost of SPC 4 ( the popularly used bulksms component is approximately N1500. For an individual to buy a component and build a website for you is completely unrealistic. What you will get is a cracked or old version of SPC, cheapest hosting company to build your portal. You may not even be given the cpanel details, because you're seeking for the cheapest options. If you intend to own a bulksms portal, try and build it yourself. Bulksms is not a high margin business and having the ability to manage your site will save you a lot of stress and money. You wouldn’t be at the mercy of the person who designed it for you; calling him/her every now and then when you need to make minor adjustments. He/she may charge you for those after-design services. However if you cannot do it yourself, my take is as follows: