Latest Etisalat & MTN Do-Not-Disturb Codes To Opt Out Of Unsolicited SMS

Telecom giants MTN and Etisalat has launched Do-Not-Disturb (DND) codes to opt out of all the Unsolicited SMS messages that are sent in your phone without your consent.

Recall, in the month of May 2016, Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) issued an order to all telecommunication industries in the country to stop sending useless SMS and adverts to their customers lines without their consent or face being fined heavily for it. Now, i think MTN don't want to face the situation they met at the very end of last year so they are now the one to Kickstart the process in compliance with NCC direction.
Etisalat DND code

We all know how painful and disturbing it is when your phone keep on beeping because of messages that doesn't interest you. We have even gone as far as using some apps to block certain numbers known for sending those Unsolicited messages but after everything, the network providers would still device a way to intrude into our lines and bombard us with adverts.

Thanks to MTN for complying

How To Stop Receiving Unsolicited SMS From MTN Via DND
Just Send HELP to 2442 for free and you’ll see options to opt out from any particular sms campaign ranging from educational, health, sport, banking etc..

The Messages reads as below

SMS 7: Tourism & Leisure
SMS 8: Sport
SMS 9: Religion
STATUS: To check your DND status.

DND options. Send any option below to 2442. STOP: To stop all sms. ALLOW: To receive all SMS.
SMS 1: To receive Banking / Insurance/ Financial Products. SMS 2: Real Estate. SMS 3: Education. SMS 4: Health.
SMS 5: To receive Consumer goods & Automobiles sms.
SMS 6: Communication/Broadcasting/Entertainment"

How To Opt Out Of Etisalat Unsolicited SMS
Text STOP to 2442

banking,insurance & financial products: SMS 1 to 2442
=> real estate: SMS 2 to 2442
=> education SMS: 3 to 2442
=> health: SMS 4 to 2442
=> consumer goods & automobiles: SMS 5 to 2442
=> communication/broadcasting/entertainment/IT: SMS 6 to 2442
=> tourism & leisure: SMS 7 to 2442
=> sports: SMS 8 to 2442
=> religion: SMS 9 to 2442


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So to opt out from any of the adverts or services, just reply with the corresponding number from the lists.
I am still expecting something like this from other network providers in the country. Thanks to NCC though.


  1. Thanks for this inspiring post. Waiting patiently for AIRTEL to follow same.

  2. Nice information. At least, this can help to stop unwanted messages, since almost all the networks in Nigeria are now bombarding customers with non-requested services via text messages. Thanks wizytechs.