Following some of the current happenings in the mobile communication scene in Nigeria, we have observed various measures being implemented by GSM service operators.
Most mobile service operators have implemented certain policies in order to guard against the inflow of deceptive text messages.
Here is a brief listing of things you must not do when sending a text message:
- Never use the name of a popular brand (CITI), GSM operator (e.g. MTN, GLO...), or a variation of these as your SENDER name.
- As much as possible do NOT include phone numbers in your message. Most telecoms operators will filter messages that include a phone number because they believe such messages are similar to those that request for personal information from unsuspecting recipients.
- Do not use numbers obtained through so-called GSM number generators; they are more than likely to generate numbers from which close to 50% would be non-existing numbers.
We hope you would remember these important points and stay ahead while ensuring you maintain a good communication flow with those that matter to you.
The eBulkSMS Team