It is no longer news that the Nigerian Communication Commission mandated the Telecom operators in Nigeria to implement the Do-Not-Disturb (DND). While this is a laudable approach to the menace of unsolicited SMS in Nigeria, it has also created a lot headache for Nigerians especially business owners, religious organizations, associations and NGOs. Not left out are individuals that need to invite their family members and friends to events such as wedding ceremony, birthday parties and other social functions.

It our pleasure to let you know that we have developed and fully integrate a lasting solution to this problem that has been plaguing Bulk SMS in Nigeria since June 2016.

When the DND service was introduced on July 1st 2016 by the NCC, many of us were excited and rightly so. It was high time something was done to the incessant unsolicited text messages we receive from network operators. 5 months down the line and now many wish they never subscribed for it, owing primarily to the frustrating constant cases of undelivered bulk SMS due to DND issues. It has been disastrous, to say the least.

 

Over the past months, we have been working hard to ensure our esteemed clients still get the best solutions from US with regard to the DND issue causing mass non delivery of bulk SMS. One of the things we’ve done is giving the public the process of opting out of the service. Also, there has been a provision to remove DND numbers from your recipients’ list before sending bulk messages.

 

Do you also know that you get REFUND of all the SMS units you are charged for DND numbers?

When the DND service was introduced on July 1st 2016 by the NCC, many of us were excited and rightly so. It was high time something was done to the incessant unsolicited text messages we receive from network operators. 5 months down the line and now many wish they never subscribed for it, owing primarily to the frustrating constant cases of undelivered bulk SMS due to DND issues. It has been disastrous, to say the least.

 

Here at SmartSMSSolutions, from day 1 of the implementation of this service, we have been working our socks off to ensure our clients still get solutions in spite of this unfortunate situation that the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has brought upon us. Here are some landmarks we’ve attained.

All discerning entrepreneurs and business owners make good use of every opportunity to boost sales and increase profits as often as the opportunities present themselves. And who wouldn’t do that? After all that is the major aim in doing business.

 

One of such opportunities for making colossal sales and maximizing profits is the ember months, the end of the year period. There is a very immense window of opportunity opened for the remaining part of this year. Here is how you can use this opportunity in front of you and do something that your business will thank you for.

There is a lot of buzz going on around now about running an end of the year business promo, and why not? This is just the perfect time of the year to make jaw breaking offers all for the long term benefit of your firm or business. Every business owner is doing it; you won’t want to be left out.

 

We’ve already seen how an end of the year business promo can help you drive repeat sales and get new customers. Now we look at how an end of the year business promo can help wake up sleeping customers.

 

How can an End of the Year Business Promo Help Wake up Sleeping Customers?

It’s the business time of the year. Are you prepared for a jaw breaking finale for your business year in this few weeks left? Well, if you are really interested in doing something big this end of the year, this ongoing series of articles should be of paramount importance to you.

 

We’ve already considered one very important reason for running an end of the year business promo at this time. Relive it here. Now we look at how you can take full advantage of this period to increase your customer base sporadically.

 

How Can an End of the Year Business Promo Get you New Customers?

We are well into the ember months. It’s that time of the year again. It’s the festive season, when top marketers and businesses get busiest. If you are a business owner, you shouldn’t be left out of the hot possibilities in this hot part of the year.

 

Here is how you can drive repeat sales in this time of the year, and the part bulk SMS can play in this.

 

HOW RUNNING A BUSINESS PROMO CAN HELP YOU DRIVE REPEAT SALES

Sometime ago on this platform, we gave you a wonderful insight on a 3 parts article on who and who to refer to SmartSMSSolutions to get more free SMS units and cash on the SmartSMS rewarding Refer and Earn program. Here is a brief summary of the three parts on ALL those you could refer to increase your referral points massively in no time.

 

WHO CAN I REFER TO SMARTSMSSOLUTIONS TO INCREASE MY REFERRAL POINTS MASSIVELY?

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It is the abiding interest of all bulk SMS service users that their bulk SMS account gets credited as soon as payments for bulk SMS units are made. Slight delays or in some rare cases, uncharacteristically long delays before crediting the accounts after making payments are deemed unpardonable.

 

This is the more reason why we’ve put together the major reasons why delayed crediting might arise during your use of bulk SMS service, so you can identify these and possibly avoid them. Relive factor 1 and factor 2 in case you missed them.

We are looking at the major factors that might cause delay in crediting your bulk SMS account after making payment for bulk SMS units. Recognizing these reasons will help you either avoid it altogether or deal with it when it happens.

 

One factor has already been discussed. See here what it is and how to avoid been a victim if you’ve not done so already. Now we look at a second reason for delayed crediting of bulk SMS account after making payment.

There is no need telling how disappointing and annoying it is to make payments for bulk SMS units for hours or in some rare cases days, and your bulk SMS account do not get credited. In view of the urgency of the purpose for such payments, that delay sometimes is unforgivable.

 

It is just fitting then to look into the reasons delay might occur in crediting your bulk SMS account, so you can know how to avoid it or possibly address the situation when it occurs.

We have already considered four reasons why among the numerous online marketing strategies available today, you must see SMS marketing as the number one choice in the areas of cost, outreach, trackability and delivery.

 

In the last article of this series, we take a look at the 5th reason why you must start an SMS marketing campaign today if you’ve not already.

Here at SmartSMSSolutions, we are helping you to make an informed and intelligent choice on the most preferable marketing strategy to choose among the numerous ones available in today’s diverse market. Already, we’ve considered 3 major reasons why SMS marketing have an edge over others. Check them up here.

Let’s take a look at the 4th reason.

There are quite a number of online marketing strategies on rampage today, each of them offering differing approach to the areas of advertisement and marketing. If you are going into a marketing campaign though, you will want to make sure you are expending your time, energy and resources on the right strategies that yield results.

 

Here we look at five top reasons why you must consider SMS marketing when making a choice. 2 solid reasons have already been considered. Relive reason 1 and reason 2. Here is the 3rd reason bulk SMS has an edge.

It is a known fact that one of the things that guarantee a firm or business longevity and constant productivity is well targeted marketing. In light of this, we are looking at some of the online marketing strategies used today and how they compare, with particular focus on email marketing and bulk SMS marketing.

 

One area where SMS marketing seems to have an edge has been considered. In case you missed it, check it here. Now, we look at another area where bulk SMS marketing holds an advantage over its contemporaries.

With the advent of the internet and more sophisticated technology, many marketers have lots of marketing channels which they use in advertising their products and services and also keeping their existing clients engaged, thereby staying ahead of the competition.

 

One of the most widely used mediums of marketing today is the email and bulk SMS. While Email has had a longer stay, bulk SMS is in a competition with it for which is more valuable for use as a marketing channel.

 

Let us take a moment and consider the major areas key to a successful marketing campaign and see how both fare in the area of cost.

One full month on the go since the introduction of the DND service by the network providers in Nigeria. On this platform, we look at what lessons we’ve learnt from the implementation of that service, what has been accomplished and what are the down parts. In the first part, we consider 3 major lessons learnt. If you missed the first part, relive it here.

 

Here is the second part on an additional 4 lessons learnt from this.

It’s been a full month since the introduction of the DND feature by network providers in Nigeria. This is as a result of the Nigeria Communication’s Commission enforced directive about the option to opt out of promotional messages. Here we take a review of some of the highs and the lows of the features along with possible area for improvement.

So far, we have considered seven (7) of the major reasons why you might experience failed delivery in your use of bulk SMS service. These reasons are not assumptions but clear facts, and knowing them is the first step towards avoiding and/or handling them when they occur. You might want to check them all over again here.

 

In this article, we look at the eight (8) and final reason in this series of reasons for bulk SMS delivery failure.

If you have been following our ongoing series on this handle on the top reasons why delivery of bulk SMS sometimes might fail, you should already have ideas now on how to possibly avoid and handle failed delivery in your use of bulk SMS service. You can still relive the reasons already discussed here.

 

Now, we take you through the 7th reason of this series. See one other cause of bulk SMS delivery failure that you might not have given thought to.

A lot has been revealed in recent times on the primary and most common causes of failure of delivery of bulk SMS encountered by many bulk SMS users sometimes. As many as 5 reasons which you might not know or never given thought to have been considered. You can still check them all up here.

 

In this article, we look at another cause of bulk SMS delivery failure, one which has to do with the recipient of the message and which many bulk SMS service users are ignorant of.

We have already considered four (4) reasons for possible bulk SMS delivery failure. These reasons are very important to know and remember for such cases. If you had missed these articles, you can still check them up here.

 

The fourth reason we want to consider in this series has to do with an error in your use of one of SmartSMSSolutions service provisions. See which one it is and how to avoid it.

Are you one person who gets angry whenever you experience failed delivery of bulk SMS? Will you like to find out the reasons for that and therefore how to possibly avoid it? If yes, you should be interested in our ongoing series. Three reasons for these have already be considered. See reason 1, reason 2 and reason 3 in case you missed them.

Towards addressing failed delivery of bulk SMS experienced by bulk SMS service users sometimes, we are taking the major reasons for that, and how to avoid it thereof. Two major reasons have already been considered. If you would like to avoid a failed delivery you can avoid, you might be interested in checking out reason 1. Also, see reason 2 for a cause of failure many are not aware of.

 

Now we look at a third major reason for failed delivery of bulk SMS.

In view of failed delivery of bulk SMS experienced by bulk SMS service users sometimes, we are taking a series of the major reasons for that. We’ve already seen the first reason for possible bulk SMS delivery failure. Incase you missed it, see here. Now we consider a second possible reason for bulk SMS delivery failure.

Of paramount importance to all bulk SMS service users, is instant delivery of bulk SMS to recipients as soon as they are sent, and rightly so. For one thing, it is annoying to get charged for messages sent while the supposed recipients don’t get it. For another thing, the urgency of the message sometimes makes failed delivery unforgivable.

 

In the coming series of articles, we look at 8 major reasons why you might experience bulk SMS delivery failure, so you can identify these and either avoid them if possible and/or handle them in the right way.

What is Do Not Disturb

UPDATE: To unsubscribe from 'Do Not Disturb' (DND):

For MTN Lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text ALLOW to 2442.

 

For AIRTEL lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text OUT to 2442.

 

For GLO Lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text CANCEL to 2442.

 

For ETISALAT LinesText STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text START to 2442.

If you regularly use bulk SMS, you might have noticed non-delivery of your messages to some phone numbers in recent times. This is due to implementation of the ‘Do Not Disturb’ service that Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) mandated the telecommunication providers to implement. NCC issued a directive to the telecommunications service providers in the country that starting from July 1, 2016, they must activate the ‘Do Not Disturb’ (DND) facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose what messages to receive from the various networks or face sanctions.

What that means is that when send you SMS to phone numbers on DND list, you will be billed but your messages will not be delivered. That is a great loss! But you can stop that henceforth.

What is Do Not Disturb

UPDATE: To unsubscribe from 'Do Not Disturb' (DND):

For MTN Lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text ALLOW to 2442.

 

For AIRTEL lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text OUT to 2442.

 

For GLO Lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text CANCEL to 2442.

 

For ETISALAT LinesText STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text START to 2442.

Whether you know about it or not, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) mandated the telecommunication operators to implement ‘Do Not Disturb’ (DND) starting July 1, 2016. This came on the foot of torrents of complaints submitted to NCC on the abuse of third-party SMS and unsolicited automated calls.

In line with the above, NCC issued a directive to the telecommunications service providers in the country that starting from July 1, 2016, they must activate the ‘Do Not Disturb’ (DND) facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose what messages to receive from the various networks or face sanctions.

To remove your phone number from the DND list, you will need to text ALLOW to 2442. Despite this, it has been noted that some phone numbers that are not DND list are still not receiving third party SMS. This has been confirmed to be a glitch in the set up process by the telecommunication operators.

What is Do Not Disturb

UPDATE: To unsubscribe from 'Do Not Disturb' (DND):

For MTN Lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text ALLOW to 2442.

 

For AIRTEL lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text OUT to 2442.

 

For GLO Lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text CANCEL to 2442.

 

For ETISALAT LinesText STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text START to 2442.

If you have been receiving bulk SMS sent to your phone by your religious organization, school, online store before July 1, 2016 but currently not receiving any, your phone number might have been added to the ‘Do Not Disturb’ (DND) list.

This means that if you are currently on DND, you will not be receiving third-party SMS. While this is a very welcome development due to the abuse of the third-party bulk SMS services, it also has its down-side.

What is Do Not Disturb

UPDATE: To unsubscribe from 'Do Not Disturb' (DND):

For MTN Lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text ALLOW to 2442.

 

For AIRTEL lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text OUT to 2442.

 

For GLO Lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text CANCEL to 2442.

 

For ETISALAT LinesText STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text START to 2442.

It is no longer news that the ‘Do Not Disturb’ (DND) Service is here to stay. This means that if you are currently on DND, you will not be receiving third-party SMS. While this is a very welcome development due to the abuse of the third-party bulk SMS services, it also has its down-side.

When your phone number is on DND, you will no longer receive notification from all of your services that sends notification SMS using third-party SMS services. This include but not limited to the following:

What is Do Not Disturb

UPDATE: To unsubscribe from 'Do Not Disturb' (DND):

For MTN Lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text ALLOW to 2442.

 

For AIRTEL lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text OUT to 2442.

 

For GLO Lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text CANCEL to 2442.

 

For ETISALAT Lines Text STOP to 2442 and after 5 Minutes Text START to 2442.

The landscape of bulk messaging in Nigeria changed forever on July 1, 2016 when Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) mandated the telecommunications service providers in the country to activate the ‘Do Not Disturb’ (DND) facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose what messages to receive from the various networks or face sanctions.

What is Do Not Disturb

UPDATE: To unsubscribe from 'Do Not Disturb' (DND):
MTN

1. Text STOP to 2442
2. Then, text ALLOW to 2442

ETISALAT
Text

AIRTEL
Text

GLO
Text

There is no argument that unsolicited messages have become a menace and a cause of serious headache to GSM subscribers in Nigeria. The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has received tonnes of complaints of embarrassing unsolicited SMS, defrauding with unsolicited SMS and Automated Calls besides complaints of their share volume.

Have you been trying to login into your SmartSMSSolutions bulk SMS account but you keep getting the response: ‘invalid username or password?’ Most likely you must have forgotten the username and/or password to your bulk SMS account. It’s no crime though and handling the situation is very easy and simple.

Most times the need to send bulk messages can be very urgent that delays in getting your bulk SMS account credited can be deemed unforgivable. Some factors though mitigate against instant crediting of your bulk SMS account but the good news is they are avoidable.

 

Usually bank payments for units involve you filling a deposit slip containing your name the amount you want to pay and the account you are paying into. When you make a payment for bulk SMS units some factors that could cause delay are:

It is pretty annoying to send bulk SMS to many recipients and some do not get it, in other words, to experience partial delivery of bulk SMS. A lot has been said already on the possible reasons for this and how to better deal with it.

 

Click here to see the role of network operators in partial delivery of bulk SMS and also the role of the recipient(s) in this condition. Another party on which blame for partial delivery of bulk SMS can be tied to is you the sender.

Partial delivery of bulk SMS is said to happen when you send bulk messages and some recipients get it while others do not. All parties involved from the point of sending to delivery of bulk SMS has a role to play in partial delivery. We’ve already seen the role of network operators. See here.

 

Here, we look at the role of the recipient in partial delivery of bulk SMS.

When you send messages to many numbers and some recipients gets it while some do not, we say you’ve experienced Partial Delivery of bulk SMS. Probably you’ve experienced this at one time or the other during your use of bulk SMS service. There is an explanation for this though and of course there is a solution for that.

 

All the parties involved in SMS sending and delivery have a part to play in partial delivery of bulk SMS. Here, we look at the part of the GSM operator.

One of the constant features of many tertiary institutions in Nigeria is associations, groups or clubs that are driven towards accomplishing different objectives within the institution.

“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy, as all play and no work makes Jack a mere toy”. This is an age long proverb which emphasizes the importance of striking a balance between hard work and relaxation.

Do-No-disturb is a feature that effectively blocks or silent an unwanted calls and messages. It also helps to avoid an unwanted unknown individual or telecommunication calls and SMS.

Why is it in place?

With the Do-Not-Disturb feature, you can automatically ignore or block annoying or unwanted calls and SMS. Do-Not- Disturb effectively silences almost all notifications while you aren’t actively using your phone. It also silences all phone calls by default, but you might want your phone to ring when certain important people calls.

How it has affected bulk SMS

With the directive from the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) on do not disturb. It has been enforced on the network providers to implement Do not disturb on all subscribers. In view this, Bulk SMS has been affected and we deliver messages to some network. For some hours, we do not deliver messages to MTN lines, but now resolved.

MTN are currently working on their SMS delivery to all the numbers. Here is the update for this delivery.

Real-Time Update

 

Update: July 7, 2016 19:15

We are pleased to inform you that after close monitoring for about 4 hours, we can confirm that delivery has stabilized and you can now recommence SMS traffic. Thanks.

Update: July 7, 2016 16:43

Preliminary data shows potential new restriction on traffic types being accepted by MTN, based on DND (Do Not Disturb) functionality.
Rest assured you will be informed further as new information becomes available.

 

Update: July 7, 2016 12:20

We have been informed of delivery failure issue on some mobile units (Phones) which has been related to a generic error for which we are currently in discussion directly with the operator (MTN Nigeria). Once we receive any feedback for this you'll be informed.

Thank you for your patience in the meantime.

Update: July 7, 2016 10:51

SmartSMSSolutions started delivering message to MTN numbers and delivery service restored.

Update: July 7, 2016 10:50

MTN Reactivated the delivery service of their SMS

Update: July 6, 2016 20:00

Smartsmssolutions blocked the delivery to messages to MTN lines to avoid units lost to clients.

Update: July 6, 2016 13:00

MTN delivery banned due to unpleasant of Do Not- Disturb (DND) implemented by the NCC.

Update: July 1, 2016 08:00

Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) enforced Do Not Disturb (DND) and there were delivery inconsistencies.

Update: July 7, 2016 19:15

SmartSmsSolutions confirmed messages delivery to be stabilized and SMS traffic fully restored. 

Emergencies are somewhat inevitable in every day affairs of life. We can hardly predict life's occurrences, as life always has twists and unexpected events set up for us. It is the way we handle emergency situations that is the most important thing.

Find here a great collection of sample happy new month SMS, goodwill messages, prayers and quotes that can be sent to family, relatives, friends, colleagues and other acquaintances for JULY 1st 2016.

In just a matter of time, the present executives of a school association be it departmental, faculty, cultural or SUG, will conclude their administration, paving way for a new one. The process of getting these new executives is mostly through elections, and good preparation is needed to make this a success.

Associations in tertiary institutions plays various roles towards giving satisfactory services to the students belonging to the association during their stay in school, be it the department, the faculty, the cultural association, the religious association or the SUG level. We have already seen one way they can drive improved grades for the members of the association. See here.

If you are a student in any of the tertiary institutions in Nigeria, you most certainly belong to an association, be it the departmental association, faculty association, cultural association e.t.c. And additionally, you may nurture the desire to hold an executive position in your association in the near future, especially if you are in a lower level now. Let us show you how to win your election with no fuss.

Tertiary institutions Associations, from the departmental level to the SUG level have important roles to play in organization of the students belonging to such associations during the duration of their stay in school, therefore making them indispensable. Most times though, getting all members of the association to attend congress meetings as scheduled can be a real challenge.

In this article, we look at how school departmental, faculty, cultural and SUG associations are organized and how bulk SMS can be used to make sure everybody pays the departmental due and as such the department can move forward.

Every year, People are struggling to get into the tertiary institutions of their choice. It is one thing though to get admitted into your institution and department of choice, and it is another thing to put in good performances and come out with good grades at the end of the course duration. A number of factors though will determine this.

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The first in the series of our mouth-watering offers and giveaways is now here! We are offering you an exclusive offer of a massive 10% free SMS units bonus on each of your purchases from now till Friday June 17, 2016. Buy SMS units for as low as N1.45/unit and at 1 unit to all the GSM networks and get 10% added to it instantly. This is to appreciate your continuous patronage, give back to our client during this season and to share every great moment with all our clients.

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