Monday, 25 July 2016
Glo unveils code to stop unsolicited messages
Telecomms giant Globacom has introduced a new short code 2442 by which subscribers can control unsolicited text messages and calls.
In using the service, subscribers should text ‘help’ to the short code ‘2442’ to activate a Do not Disturb control to filter unsolicited text messages.
The service gives the subscribers the latitude to choose messages or calls they wish to receive or block.
“Do Not Disturb” is a self-service platform for subscribers to manage promotional messages sent to their lines with the option of either opting in or out.
In a statement in Lagos, Globacom advised subscribers interested in receiving information on Banking, Insurance and Financial products to send 1 to 2442, while subscribers are required to send 2 to 2442 to receive information on Real Estate.
Those interested in having information related to Education need to send 3 to the short code, 2442.
Subscribers that want health-related information should send 4 to 2442, while 5 should be sent to the same code for details on consumer goods and 6 for information on communications, broadcasting, entertainment and information technology.
To obtain updates on tourism and leisure, they have to send 7 to the 2442, while clients desirous of reading about sports need to send 8 to the same short code 2442. Similarly, any customer interested in religious matters should send 9 to the code.