According to the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, there are three reasons the system does not approve SMS messages by citizens wishing to go out:
- The person sent more than the allowed number of SMS (two per day)
- The SMS was sent after the operating hours of the system (meaning after 2100)
- Wrong structure of message.
Asked by philebews whether the system approves SMS a few minutes before curfew, a source at the Ministry said that if a citizen wants to go to a bakery or a kiosk just a few minutes from home he may do so and 8998 will approve it.