Archive for September, 2016

Health tips for the day | VAS2Nets Technologies

  1. When your blood pressure reading is above normal, it can be repeated 3 to 4 times to establish that the first reading was not a chance finding.
  2. Your stretching skin might be itchy, Moisturizers can help, although stretch marks cannot be prevented, most stretch marks eventually fade in intensity.
  3. Do you know that elderly people need about seven to nine hours of sleep per day?
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NCC Slams Telecos Over ‘Nuisance, Irritating’ Unsolicited Texts & Calls

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again expressed displeasure over what it termed nuisance and irritations of unsolicited text messages and calls from mobile network operators.

The Commission reiterated its readiness to protect subscribers from such disturbances.

Mr. Tony Ojobo, director, Public Affairs, noted in a statement, that in spite of earlier warnings to telecommunication service providers to activate their Do-Not-Disturb facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose the messages they receive, the Commission is still inundated with complaints by subscribers of continuing text harassment by operators.

The Direction issued to industry operators to activate the 2442 Do Not Disturb Short Code took effect from July 1, 2016.

Ojobo explained that the Direction mandates the operators to take immediate action which will allow the subscribers to take informed but independent decisions on what messages to receive from the networks.

He observed that industry compliance doesn’t seem to have matched the seriousness of the Direction thus, compelling the Commission to issue a final warning to the operators.

According to him, the Direction takes into cognizance the broad range of services, which include: Banking/Insurance/Financial products, Real estate, Education, Health, Consumer Goods and Automobiles, Communication/ Broadcasting/ Entertainment/ IT, Tourism and /Leisure, Sports, Religion (Christianity, Islam, others), and directed the operators to give the necessary instructions and clarifications that will enable subscribers subscribe to a particular service/services/none at all.

In fact, a Full DND which is SMS ‘STOP” to 2442 does not allow the subscriber to receive any unsolicited messages from the operators at all.

Below are the various options:
“SMS 1” for receiving SMS relating to Banking/Insurance/ Financial Products to 2442
“SMS 2” for receiving SMS relating to Real estate to 2442
SMS 3” for receiving SMS relating to Education to 2442
“SMS 4” for receiving SMS relating to Health to 2442
“SMS 5” for receiving SMS relating to Consumer Goods and Automobiles, to 2442
“SMS 6” for receiving SMS relating to Communication/ Broadcasting/ Entertainment/ IT, to 2442
“SMS 7” for receiving SMS relating to Tourism and Leisure to 2442
“SMS 8” for receiving SMS relating to Sports to 2442
“SMS 9” for receiving SMS relating to Religion to 2442

Ojobo called on the service providers to immediately comply with the Direction as further complaints from the subscribers would be taken as serious infractions to a major regulatory intervention by the Commission.

 

Culled from Nigeria communications weekly

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Heath tips for the day | VAS2Nets Technologies

  1. High blood pressure or hypertension can cause life-threatening heart attacks or strokes without any warning
  2. Common changes during the 1st trimester include tender swollen breasts, stomach upset with or without vomiting, cravings for certain food.
  3. Chronic excess alcohol consumption is the major cause of liver cirrhosis. A condition where normal liver tissue is replaced by scar tissue fibrosis.
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Etisalat, Partners GSMA, VAS2Nets and Audrey pack to Launch Special Midwife Service

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Innovative and customer-friendly telecommunications company, Etisalat Nigeria, in partnership with GSM Association (GSMA); Value added services company, VAS2Nets, and Audrey Pack at the weekend unveiled a mobile-based health service called Special Midwife Service.

Special Midwife Service is a mobile-based service that avails pregnant women and new mothers the opportunity of getting useful education and information about pregnancy and nutrition such as conception, nutrition for mother and baby, wellness/fitness, medication reminders, etc. through their Etisalat line.

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Adia Sowho, director, Digital Business, Etisalat Nigeria, described the Special Midwife Service as an innovative contribution by the telco to global efforts targeted at improving nutrition and reducing maternal and child mortality in the country.

“Special Midwife Service (SMS) is a mobile healthcare education and information service aimed at promoting good nutrition behaviours as well as reducing maternal and child mortality in Nigeria by providing crucial information and reminders for expectant and new mothers. It is an informative platform where women are better informed about the right choices to make during and after pregnancy” she said.

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The Special Midwife Service is a Short Message Service (SMS) and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) based service which cost N30 for 2 days.

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It is a unique first-of-its-kind service in the country that involves organizations partnering to provide a mobile healthcare education and information service for expectant and new mothers.

 

Culled from Nigeria communications weekly

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