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NCC Slams N500,000 Fine On Telecom Companies That Send Unsolicited Messages To Subscribers

Now i find this really intriguing and so worth it, think about it, Telecom companies will now have to pay the sum of N500,000 for violating the “Do-Not-Disturb” (DND) code by sending their subscribers unnecessary and unsolicited messages.

The Nigerian Telecommunications Commission (NCC) announced and practically warned in the first week of May 2016, that Nigeria Telecom operators had one month to start implementing the “Do-Not-Disturb” (DND) 2442 short code and any telecom that failed to comply with the directive will face sanctions.

A spokesperson of the NCC, Mr Phillip Eretan, at the 83rd Edition of the Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP), warned that any telecom violating the DND directive will be charged ₦500,000. He said that network providers would be held responsible for whatever would  happen on their networks.

Also Read: This Nigerian Wants to File a Class Action Lawsuit Against MTN (& Others) With Your Help.

All the Nigeria major telecoms (Mtn, Airtel, Glo and 9Mobile) are guilty for this and it seems not to bother them until, one one of them will fall victim to this directive. I think that will make subscribers believe the directive and will also serve as a lesson to other network providers.

I think this is long overdue, what do you think?

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