Choosing a network in Nigeria requires a lot of services enquiries, and a careful consideration of Networks, some of which are tended to fraud and “broad light” business robbery. I have been perturbed recently about the highhandedness of some these Telecoms operators and more worrisome is the fact that their activity goes seemingly unchecked by the regulatory bodies particularly NCC, saddled with monitoring of their activities.
Some Staffs of these Network providers, especially those at the customer care section, in a bid to make humongous income for their employers have devised a strategy of deviously activating unexplainable plans and imposing it to their subscribers.
Unsolicited sms of “promo” sent to phone must have been approved by a body and circulated on the phones of subscribers
I am opined that Promotional advertorials and all business -like marketing need must request “the courtesies of consent” (of Users) before being activated on user’s phones. Some of these annoying sms wakes you up from sleep and sometime distracts your ongoing concentration. You are constrained to accept all junks sent to fill the Text box of your phones because there are NO responsible officers of Government to censor the information circulated by the gain greedy Operator or perhaps a bribe has exchange hands to action the approval to circulate unwanted messages by means of adverts to numerous user
Imagine receiving sms to activates ringtones of a noisy musician whose music is annoying to Your sensibility, (though men of little minds perceive this as their stars), or sms of religion that annoys your sensibilities, for instance mass sending of Islamic greetings to unknown recipients imposing a Name whom you considers inferior to your chosen belief system or doing same to Muslim asking congratulating them on a Christianized anniversary or the routines of seasons greeting where you apparently have no business.
I found that Nigerian NETWORK operators are notorious for the abuse of the rights of their subscribers and under the guise of license by NCC overstretched their limits to impose Junks as SMS adverts to disrupt the sanctity of meditative silence. The business of the network is to provide services and NOT to send sms advertorials to subscribers many of which are motivated to shoot their income astronomically thus, defrauding the uninformed end users. Nigeria is a case of right’s abuse, Only the government have such rights to invade on the privacy of the masses, and where such is exercised, it must be done with caution to avoid litigation; where such privilege is granted by approval to the network operators. It must be paid for and dully charged by government
But you find a system that allows massive unsolicited sms and advertorials and lottery marketing by registered business organization and you wonder who gave the permission for such invasion on the phones of thousand subscriber.
It is more annoying that they are not monitored to check cases of fraud
I remember a similar case with a popular bank notorious for sending me sms of transaction even where it is not necessary, I had to write to the bank to stop sending junks to my sms box and my letter got the attention required.
This must be the reason for the massive invasion of unsolicited sms to thousands phone users, it has become the avenue for circulating lottery-type messages to swindle unsuspecting subscriber and no responsible officer is patient enough to attend to the confusion of cohesions of all such promotional plans
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