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Thursday, January 12, 2017

How To Deactivate "Do Not Disturb" Feature On MTN, GLO, AIRTEL & ETISALAT

Sometime in July 2016, in accordance to NCC directive, telcos in the country introduced the "Do not disturb" feature.

The DND feature was created to block unsolicited messages and calls about unwanted offers, adverts and the likes.

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While the DND feature was beneficial for a lot of people who keep getting annoying calls and texts, there is a disadvantage of activating the "Do not disturb" feature on your line as you may end up missing out on offers that may be very beneficial to you!

Such was the case of a Nairalander, Victor who shared his plight after the activation of the "DND feature" on his MTN line, read below:

Hello peeps, am really confused as I'm typing this.

Recently I subscribed to Mtn 'Do Not Disturb' Me package. It wasn't long I noticed I can't receive third party sms i.e bulk sms.
Immediately I noticed this I quickly proceeded in deactivating it.
The problem now is that I still can't receive third party messages. No job interview invites is coming in anymore. Just last week I met someone helping in securing a contract, he told me a bulk sms was sent to all the applicants. I told him I didn't receive any but he thought I was lieing.
Pls what can I do to start receiving third party messages back. I have made several calls to MTN customer care and I have texted ALLOW to 2442 several time but still no solution. 
Am worried pls anyone affected too and how were you able to resolve this?

This is a very frustrated telecom service user and I know there are a lot of people in his shoes too.

If you are and you wish to opt-out the "Do not disturb" feature on your line, follow either of the methods below:


  • MTN: SMS STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes SMS ALLOW to 2442
  • AIRTEL  SMS STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes SMS OUT to 2442
  • GLO:   SMS STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes SMS CANCEL to 2442
  • ETISALAT:   SMS STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes SMS START to 2442

There you go!

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