Why Activating Do Not Disturb (DND) Might Cause More Harm Than Good To You

Recently, both MTN and Etisalat introduced Do Not Disturb (DND) Code in compliance with NCC directive to give customers option to either subscribe or unsubscribe from Unsolicited SMS messages and it seemed it is the best thing to ever happen in the telecom industry this year but there is some hidden truths i discovered which i would like to share.

I credit this to Elroy Chibex of mobility arena who discovered the loopholes and how it might affect you and me negatively if we choose to activate the DND code.

According to the “MTN Do Not Disturb page "

"The Do-Not-Disturb service allows MTN customers to opt out of receiving promotional messages for 3rd Party services (Bulk SMS, VAS promos, etc.)"

As you can see from what MTN said, once you opt out you won't be able to receive Bulk SMS, and VAS (Value Added Service) and promos from 3rd party services. This means those religious, school, organizations, community bulk SMS plans won't get to your line again which might be disastrous if the message is very important.

Now Here’s another question from the MTN page:

"Are promotional messages for MTN services included in DND?
NO. DND service will only be introduced for 3rd party services e.g. VAS, Bulk SMS etc".

Did you see the real koko in this whole issue? You will only be disabled from receiving messages from 3rd party partners, not MTN or Etisalat when you use Do No Disturb. This means you will still be getting those unsolicited messages from MTN.

So having seen this, the decision is yours to make but i would advice you to use truecaller or cm security instead of this DND code so that you would be able to disable any particular number that disturbs you. Search for the apps on google playstore.


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