You will testify with me that hardly can one have a peaceful 24 hours without annoying, unwanted text messages and calls from Telecom Service Providers.
We have figured out some tips to help you put an end to this trend.
For “MTN NIGERIA” Subscribers
If you are using mtn line and would like to stop the annoying messages usually from 35685,33113,35020,33115, etc
All you have to do is to simply send “stop” as a text message to “33111”. This will remove you from their campaign database irrespective of the type of phone you used in sending the message.
You will get this message as reply “You will be removed from our campaign database within 24hrs. Thank you”.
FOR OTHER MOBILE TELECOM SERVICE PROVIDERS
All you need to do is to take note of the particular number(s) that is frequently sends the text messages. Once you have figured out the regular culprits, blocking them will be easy. Follow these steps
1 By Using Apps
The use of apps will only work with tabs, smartphones, phablets and it is achieved by installing recommended mobile apps based on your mobile phone operating system.
For Symbian – There is NetQin Mobile Security 5.0
For Android – There is call control
For iOS – There is iBlacklist
Now that you have installed the proper apps based on your mobile operating system, you need launch and locate the blacklist options, then add all the offending numbers to the blacklist and save
2. By Using Apps with support for Auto-blacklisting and Community Blacklist features
If you aren’t using your number for bank related activities, installing and activating this kinda apps should be the best option for you as it will block all private text messages, anonymous calls and SMS or calls from short code numbers and/or unknown sources.
Calls and Messages from Spammers,telemarketers, debt collectors, marketers, politicians, advertisers and other unsolicited calls’ offenders will be automatically blocked when this feature is turned on.
There are fewer apps with support for this feature for most mobile phone OS except for android that has a handful of such already including call blocker and Mr Number.
3. By Using the in-built phone Functions
Most phones including features phones has the feature to manually add numbers to your blacklist or “do not disturb” category. For smaller Samsung Java, Chinese Phones, Most Nokia and other feature phones that comes with this option, the settings can be found under settings ==> phone ==>Calls ==> blacklist, screen list or “do not disturb”.
For Samsung Smartphones, Tecno Android , Gionee Android, HTC and other brands that comes with this feature, the settings can be easily located by going to ==> contacts ==> click on the number you wanna block (or manually create a group containing this disturbing numbers)==> click for more options and locate reject list or similar. For most android smartphones with this feature, you can also ==> tap and hold the number you wanna block from your call log list ==> select add to reject list or similar.