Do Not Disturb: How To Stop or Opt out of unsolicited SMS onAirtel ,Glo, Etisalat &MTN Nigeria

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Do Not Disturb (DND) is the latest regulatory service from Nigerian Telecom regulator-NCC that helps put an end to all or some unsolicited text messages and calls from third parties .

If you been getting some annoying unwanted calls for caller tunes , getting charged for services you not aware of, unknowingly get subscribed to campaigns that are of no interest to you ,then you prayers may have just been answered as the Nigerian Telecom regulator has directed all mobile operators to implement a Do Not Disturb feature for subscribers who do not wish to be bugged with unsolicited SMS , calls and their attendant illegal deductions.

The Do Not Disturb commonly referred to as simply DND allows GLO MTN Nigeria,Airtel Nigeria and Etisalat Nigeria customers to opt out of receiving promotional messages for 3rd Party services (Bulk SMS, VAS promos, etc.)

The DND service for MTN,Airtel and Etisalat Nigeria allows you to choose btween;


  •  Fully Blocked mode  whch allows you to stop or Opt Out totally from receiving promotional messages via SMS and IVR.
  • Partially Blocked mode allowing customers to filter service categories for promotional messages they wish to receive. Any category not selected is blocked.

To cut the long episode short,presented below are the various short codes wich you can use to  stop unwanted calls/sms and VAS services on Etisalat ,MTN ,Airtel and Glo Nigeria.

STOP: To stop all SMS and IVR messages
ALLOW: To receive all SMS and IVR messages
SMS 1: To receive Banking / Insurance/ Financial Products SMS
SMS 2: To receive Real Estate SMS and IVR messages
SMS 3: To receive Education SMS and IVR messages
SMS 4: To receive Health SMS and IVR messages
SMS 5: To receive Consumer goods & Automobiles SMS and IVR messages
SMS6: To receive Communication/Broadcasting/Entertainment/IT SMS and IVR messages
SMS 7: To receive Tourism & Leisure SMS and IVR messages
SMS 8: To receive Sport SMS and IVR messages
SMS 9: To receive Religion SMS and IVR messages
STATUS: To check your DND status

Short codes should be sent to 2442.For example ,to stop receiving all SMS and IVR messages,simply text STOP to 2442,you will receive an SMS stating the success or failure of your request.

The above codes works on Airtel ,MTN,Glo and Etisalat .SMS is free of charges,try it today and save yourself from the nightmare of unlimited and unsolicited SMS/.

All promotional messages for MTN ,Airtel ,Glo and Etisalat services are not affected by DND.Only promo messages from third parties are included.


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