Vodacom’s WASP-blocking option that doesn’t exist

Vodacom features a double-opt-in process for WASP services on its network, and customers can unsubscribe to all content services by sending an SMS with the words “Stop All” to 31050.

However, contrary to its previous statements regarding the blocking of WASPs by default, we were told Vodacom does not offer subscribers an option to block all WASP subscriptions.

Near the end of 2017, Vodacom told MyBroadband  it offered customers the ability to automatically block all WASP subscriptions on their SIM.

The operator said subscribers must complete a form requesting that WASP services be blocked on their SIM, preventing a WASP from billing them on that number.

Following our recent WASP-blocking tests , we visited a Vodacom store to fill out the form to block WASP services automatically.

We would then conduct tests on the Vodacom SIM to see if WASPs were blocked.

Unfortunately, we never made it that far.

The missing

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