The rate at which telecom provider bombard their subscribers with promotional messages is really annoying. It is more frustrating when you are expecting an alert.
They will come in different styles like “Subscribe to daily Bible quotes, daily news, daily sports update, Reply A to win N250,000” etc. The list is endless.
MTN has even devised a new method. They will send you a pop-up notification telling you to click OK to subscribe. Those unsuspecting fellows who are lazy to read such messages and are fond of hitting OK will normally fall victim here. That’s why you will see some people complaining of MTN deducting their credit whenever they recharge without knowing the cause.
Seriously speaking, telecom providers has abused this. At first, this was thought as an effective way to notify subscribers of new sensible promotions and offers but now, it is more of a disturbance.
In this post, we are going to look at the most effective way to block spam message from MTN, Airtel, Glo, Etisalat and any other number you do not want to receive messages from on Windows and Android phones.
So let’s get started…
True Messenger App
The most effective way to block spam messages on your android or windows phone is to use True Messenger App.
True Messenger is a free app that is available to Windows and Android phones users that you can use to block messages from unwanted number. True Messenger can also detect the “true” identity of the sender.
True Messenger Features
- SMS ID: Identify the sender, even contacts not in your phonebook
- Block SMS: Avoid messages from unwanted numbers and contacts
- Report Spam: Help the community outsmart common spammers by reporting them
- Clean Inbox: Automatically sends spam messages to a separate folder
- Advanced Filter Options: create customized filters with known spam keywords or number series (area codes or country codes).
How To use True Messenger to Block Spam Messages
Step 1: Go to play store or Windows app store and download True Messenger app.
Step 2: Register it with your phone number and your details. At first launch, True Messenger will request to set itself as your default message app which is very necessary. Just hit OK to continue.
Step 3: When the app opens, it will ask you to select all the messages in your message box that you consider to be spams. If you still have those messages from MTN, just mark them as spam; further messages from those numbers will be filtered into the spam box.
Step 4: If you are the type that are quick to delete such messages, your can manually add those numbers to the app so that further messages from those numbers will be blocked automatically.
To add number you want to block, follow these steps…
a. Open the app, touch the “Spam” on the bottom right and click on the block sign on the top right.
b. On the next page, you can choose from the following three options:
- Block a number – here is where to add the numbers you want to block.
- Block a series – here you can block numbers containing, beginning or ending with a series of numbers.
For example, you know that most the MTN spam SMS numbers begins with 33 or 55, your can add to block messages from numbers starting with those numbers.
- Block a name – here you can add names you want to block. True Messenger will block any sender containing the words you enter here.
Step 5: If you do not want to receive those trick popup messages requesting you to click OK to subscribe, go to True Messenger settings and uncheck “Popup notification” under notifications.
That’s it friends; how to block spam messages from MTN and other telecom providers. Enjoy your spam free phone!