List of Banned Words as Message Content ALTERNATIVES
MTN PROMO Don't use
die 666 Don't use
MTN RECHARGE AND WIN PR0M0 Don't use
pr0m0 prize Bonanza prize
pr0m0 w0nprize Bonanza receivedprize
prom0 prize call Bonanza prize contact
reply @ Contact
POST UTME POST U.T.M.E
post utme post u.t.m.e
Award Call Award Contact
award call award contact
The above list reveals that included among the list of words not allowed in the message content are: Words that have been used extensively and abused by Scammers e.g Congratulations, Win, Won, promo and other related words. Others are acronyms for government establishments e.g Utme, Jamb e.t.c, unique words use for brand recognition by network operators e.g Yellow(for MTN) e.t.c.
It should be noted though that this list varies for different GSM operators and usually MTN-NG are the most stringent in use of this filtering system. That means some of these words might be allowed to get delivered on other networks.
It is humanly impossible to get a full list of all these words not allowed by the network operators because the access to the database for this information is not open to the public, and these operators update the list frequently. So please note that a word rejected today might go through tomorrow, and one going through today might not be allowed the next day. At SmartSMS though, we endeavor to review our own list from time to time, ensuring to include any new ones added by the operator. That is why our filtering system has been designed to likewise alert our clients to possible words in their messages related to these words that might hinder the delivery of their messages. We've also put together a list of scam related words that network operators do not allow as messages sender ID.
Please, from your history through sending bulk SMS, use the comment box below to tell us any major word banned by the network operators that we might have omitted and share any suggestion(s) you have for us to help improve the content of our filtering system also, so we can help you avoid been charged for your bulk messages while they don’t get delivered.