Nigerians Telecommunications Commission (NCC) announced in the first week of May 2016, that Nigeria Telecom operators had one month to start implementing the “Do-Not-Disturb” (DND) 2442 short code and any telco that failed to comply with the directive will face sanction.
Over 10 million subscribers were reported to have opted onto the service but still yet, there have been increased complaints by subscribers about the continuous blasting of unsolicited messages.
A spokesperson of the NCC, Mr Phillip Eretan, at the 83rd Edition of the Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP), warned that any telco violating the DND directive will be charged N500,000.
Moreover, it was reported last year that the DND service is affecting Value Added Businesses, but users still need rest and peace.
Until a telco is fined and used as a scapegoat, I think that will make subscribers believe the directive and also teach those network providers (MTN, GLO, Airtel, 9mobile) a lesson. What’s your say?