In a bid to enlighten telecommunications consumers on their rights to
quality telecoms services, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
has urged subscribers who want to stop unsolicited text messages from
entering their phones to text “STOP” to “2442.”
In a statement
signed by NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo, the development
is said to be part of the ongoing campaign to educate consumers on their
rights to better services.
According to the statement, the
Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the commission, Professor Umar Garba
Danbatta, had disclosed that “the NCC introduced the Do Not Disturb
(DND) facility where consumers are urged to activate the service by
dialing “2442” to address the unsolicited calls received by consumers,
was said to have encouraged consumers to access the customer toll free
line by dialing 622 to register their complaints if they do not get such
complaints addressed by the Network operator.
He also advised
subscribers to avoid purchasing pre-registered Subscriber Identity
Module (SIM) cards because of the dangers they portend to the security
of the society.