Before now, sending bulk SMS to the Airtel Network has been one of touch and go. SMS messages sent from bulk SMS platforms to Airtel numbers may sometimes be pending or may fail to deliver. This was partly due to the fact that most contact numbers on the Airtel Network are fully active on the Do-Not-Disturb (DND) service; and Airtel did not provide any option for SMS delivery to their DND numbers.
Very recently, we received an update from Airtel Nigeria that bulk SMS sent with a registered sender ID will now be delivered to all Airtel DND numbers.
However, to have your sender ID registered on the Airtel Network, your bulk messages has to be for financial or transactional purposes ONLY. That is, application for Airtel sender ID registration is only available to our corporate users.
For inquiry or more details on how to register your corporate sender ID, please feel free to contact us.