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Posted On: 7 January 2014 01:04 pm
Updated On: 3 April 2019 12:51 pm

New Ooredoo App update allows customers to block spam SMS

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Qatar’s leading communications company Ooredoo has updated its mobile app to give customers more choice and control over their accounts such as a new blocking feature. The updated feature will enable customers to block marketing messages and spam SMS from Ooredoo registered numbers by creating a ‘block list’. With the new feature, customers can add and remove names from the block list whenever they want. They simply have to download the latest version of the Ooredoo App iOS (1.2.1) or Android (1.3.0), find the block SMS icon and enter the sender ID they don’t want to receive messages from. The new Block SMS feature will currently only stop messages from Ooredoo registered numbers within Qatar. The company is also working on a new anti-spam update that aims to block messages from overseas and other operators. As well as providing the blocking feature, Ooredoo advises customers not to answer calls or respond to SMS from international numbers that they do not recognise, and not to send SMS short-codes to organisations that they do not know. Customers can report a spam number by calling 111. The update of the Ooredoo app also includes an option for automatic log-in, giving user’s more convenience. There is also an easy subscription option, providing customers with immediate access to services like the International Key and Ooredoo Passport wherever and whenever they need it and removing the need to use SMS codes to sign-up. Photo: bigbrownboxblog.com.au http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/news/qatar/267262/new-ooredoo-app-update-allows-customers-to-block-spam-sms