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9mobile Do Not Disturb (DND): Activation & Deactivation Codes!

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In Nigeria, mobile phone users are often bombarded with unsolicited text messages and calls from third-party services urging them to subscribe to various services. This can be frustrating and annoying, especially when busy or in an important meeting.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) introduced the Do Not Disturb (DND) service to address this issue in 2016. The service allows mobile phone users to avoid receiving unsolicited text messages and calls from third-party services.

In this article, we will be discussing how to activate and deactivate the 9mobile DND service. Read on to find out more!

9mobile Do Not Disturb (DND): Activation & Deactivation Codes

What is 9mobile Do Not Disturb (DND)?

The 9mobile Do Not Disturb (DND) service lets you block unwanted texts and calls from third-party services on your mobile phone.

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This service is free to activate and deactivate for all 9mobile prepaid or postpaid customers.

Why Should You Activate 9mobile DND?

With the 9mobile DND service, you can:

  1. Cut down on spam texts and calls from third-party services.
  2. Keep more of your airtime by avoiding unwanted charges.
  3. Safeguard your privacy by stopping your data from being shared with third-party services.

How to Activate 9mobile DND

To activate the 9mobile DND service, follow these steps:

  1. Open your messaging app.
  2. Compose a new message.
  3. Type “START” in the message body.
  4. Send the message to “2442”.

However, to activate partial 9mobile DND, send an SMS with the service keyword” to 2442. Here is the code for each service below:

  1. Banking, insurance & financial products SMS 1 to 2442
  2. Real estate SMS 2 to 2442
  3. Education SMS 3 to 2442
  4. Health SMS 4 to 2442
  5. Consumer goods & automobiles SMS 5 to 2442
  6. Communication/broadcasting/entertainment/IT SMS 6 to 2442
  7. Tourism & leisure SMS 7 to 2442
  8. Sports SMS 8 to 2442
  9. Religion SMS 9 to 2442

Alternatively, send “LIST” to 2442 for partial DND keywords.

Note: The DND service only applies to third-party marketing messages. You will need to opt out of the existing service.

How to Deactivate 9mobile DND

To deactivate the 9mobile DND service, follow these steps:

  1. Open your messaging app.
  2. Type “STOP” in the message body.
  3. Send the message to “2442”.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is The 9mobile DND Service Free?

Yes, it is free for all 9mobile customers.

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Will I Still Receive Text Messages and Calls From My Contacts if I Activate the 9mobile DND Service?

Yes, you will still receive text messages and calls from your contacts.

Will I Still Receive Text Messages and Calls From My Bank if I Activate the 9mobile DND Service?

Yes, you will not receive text messages and calls from your bank if you activate the 9mobile DND service.

Can I Still Receive Promotional Messages From 9mobile if I Activate the DND Service?

Yes, you can still receive promotional messages from 9mobile if you activate the DND service.

How Long Does It Take for the DND Service to Effect After Activation?

It takes up to 24 hours for the DND service to take effect after activation.

What is the Code for DND?

2442.

How Do I Block Incoming Calls on 9mobile?

DND only works for bulk SMS, promotional messages, and third-party calls. However, you can take advantage of the 9mobile call barring to block all incoming calls. Alternatively, you can put your phone in flight mode to stop all incoming calls.

How Do I Set Up My DND?

To set up your DND, you can send a text message to 2442. The following are the commands you can use:

STOP: To deactivate full DND and block all unsolicited messages.

ALLOW: To activate DND and start receiving unsolicited messages.

HELP/LIST: To get more information about the DND service.

What Is DND 2442?

DND 2442 is the shortcode for the Do-Not-Disturb (DND) service in Nigeria. This service allows you to block all unsolicited messages from 3rd party services. You can activate or deactivate DND by sending a text message to 2442.

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How Do I Fill Out a DND?

You do not need to fill out a form to set up DND. You can simply send a text message to 2442.

How Can I Stop Getting Incoming Calls?

You can stop getting incoming calls by blocking the numbers of the people calling you. You can also set up DND to block all unsolicited messages.

How Do I Make My Phone Busy When Someone Calls?

You can make your phone busy when someone calls by sending a busy signal; swipe up on the call screen, and you’ll see system messages you can send, then choose the option “I’m busy” and hit the send button.

How Do I Block Incoming Calls but Receive Messages?

You can block incoming calls but receive messages by setting up DND. When you activate DND, you can allow calls from your contacts or certain service categories.

Conclusion

The 9mobile Do Not Disturb (DND) service is aย  feature that lets you take control of the rate of promotional calls and messages you receive on your line. You can block or allow messages and calls from 9mobile and third-party services based on your needs or choose to activate DND service anytime using simple codes.ย 

I hope this blog post has helped you understand how to use the 9mobile DND codes and what benefits they offer. If you have any questions or issues activating or deactivating the service, don’t hesitate to contact 9mobile customer service for help.