Due to increase in the volume of fraudulent Bulksms/text messages that some unscrupulous Nigerians (fraudsters/419) are sending, NCC just came up with a new policy whereby all bulk SMS account holders or users are compelled NATIONWIDE to register their SENDER I.D OR their PROPOSED SENDER I.D with GATEWAY PROVIDER through their bulk SMS service PROVIDER.
However, sender I.D(s) will be registered within 24 -72 hours.
In addition, please make sure that all the sender IDs to be submitted for registration are not more than 11 characters in length, any sender ID that is submitted twice or longer than 11 characters in length will be ignored and it will not be registered at all.
Please, note that your messages will not be delivered if your sender ID has not been registered, but your credit will be deducted.
Therefore, we advise that you don't send a message on our platform if you have not confirmed that your sender ID has been successfully registered to avoid wasting your credits/units.
To know if your sender ID has been registered, you will need to test your proposed sender ID to confirm if it has been successfully registered or not.
To test your sender IDs, to know if it has been successfully registered, use the sender ID in question to send a message to two or three MTN numbers. You will get the message delivered and see your customized sender ID displayed on the MTN numbers if your sender ID has been successfully registered and the MTN number(s) in question is/are not on Do-Not-Disturb (DND). If the message is not delivered, there is a high possibility that the sender ID has not been registered or it is a new sender ID which you also need to register or the MTN number(s) that you are using to run the test is/are on Do-Not-Disturb (DND).
In addition, we want you to know that sender ID registration does not overrule the existing DND policy. This simply means that numbers on DND will still not receive the messages that you are sending with your registered sender ID. The only solution to the DND issue is the DND deactivation of the number(s) in question.
The list of our Pre-Registered Sender IDs (PRSI) is provided below.
It is Today
Next 2 Days
Let Us Meet
U Must Come
Let Us Pray
God Bless U
Please, note that you do not need to submit any of your proposed customized sender IDs that you can find in the list of our pre-registered sender IDs listed above.