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How to Opt in and out of MTN DND, Airtel DND, Glo DND and 9mobile DND

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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Feeling bombarded by promotional messages and unwanted updates? Don’t worry, each major network—MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9Mobile—offers a powerful tool known as Do-Not-Disturb (DND).

The NCC introduced the DND service to address the issue of unsolicited messages from third-party services, such as VAS promos and bulk SMS, which were causing inconvenience to subscribers. The service is designed to give subscribers more control over the types of messages they receive.

Understanding how to leverage DND on each network empowers you to curate your messaging experience, filtering out the noise and keeping only the essential information flowing through.

MTN DND

MTN DND

MTN subscribers seeking respite from promotional messages can activate DND by sending the keyword “DONOTDISTURB” to the shortcode 2442. This blocks messages from unregistered sender IDs.

To opt out and start receiving promotional messages again, simply text “ALLOW” to the same number. Checking your DND status is equally easy; send “STATUS” to 2442 for a quick confirmation.

Airtel DND

Airtel DND

Airtel users can activate DND by dialing *460# and following the on-screen prompts. Alternatively, send “START DND” to 460.

To reactivate promotional messages, text “STOP DND” to 460. Similar to MTN, you can check your DND status by dialing *160#.

Related: How to Subscribe Easily for MTN CUG

Glo DND

Glo DND

Glo subscribers can initiate DND by sending the keyword “STOP” to 152. This blocks messages from all unregistered senders.

To opt back in and receive promotional messages, text “CANCEL” to 152. Checking your DND status is possible by sending “HELP” to 152.

9mobile DND

9mobile DND

9mobile users can activate DND by sending “START DND” to 200. This blocks messages from all unregistered senders.

To opt back in and receive promotional messages, text “STOP DND” to 200. Checking your DND status is as simple as sending “CHECK DND” to 200.

Beyond the Basics: Granular Control for Specific Senders

While DND offers a blanket approach, some users might prefer a more nuanced control. Both MTN and Airtel allow subscribers to manage specific sender IDs within the DND framework. Contact your network’s customer care for detailed instructions on this advanced feature.

Remember: DND activation and deactivation are free services offered by all four networks. It’s crucial to note that DND might block essential messages like bank alerts or verification codes. Ensure you understand the implications before activating DND and whitelist important senders if necessary.

Taking Charge of Your Mobile Experience

By understanding and utilizing DND features, Nigerian mobile subscribers can reclaim control over their inboxes. DND empowers you to filter out unwanted messages, creating a more streamlined and personalized messaging experience. So, take charge today and silence the digital clutter, allowing only the messages that truly matter to reach you.

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Oluchukwu Ikemefuna
Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

Oluchukwu Blessing Ikemefuna, a talented content writer from Anambra, Nigeria, found her writing passion in secondary school. Holding a degree in Biological Sciences from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, she specializes in blog writing across technology, finance, healthcare, education, and lifestyle sectors. With strong research and SEO skills, Oluchukwu creates engaging content globally. Her work aims to inspire and engage authentically while driving action. Outside work, she enjoys travel, reading, and movies as she grows as a skilled writer.

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