How to activate DND in BSNL


By Varghese David

Are you tired of receiving promotional calls on your BSNL mobile number? Do you want to get rid of promotional call? Do you get irritated when someone calls you for loan, insurance, etc.? You are not alone. There are many BSNL customers who face the same problem every day.

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Now, you must be wondering what is the solution to this problem? The solution is to activate DND on your BSNL mobile number.

What is DND?
The full form of DND is Do Not Disturb.

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DND is a service provided by the telecom service providers to their customers. DND enables blocking of promotional tele-marketing calls to those customers who have activated DND service on their BSNL mobile number.

Activating DND in your BSNL Mobile Number by SMS
If you are tired of tele-marketing calls, there are many ways to activate DND in your BSNL Mobile Number. I will explain all the methods here for you to opt for this facility whenever required.

Please note that it takes around 7 days for the tele-marketing calls to stop after activation of DND.

Once you have activated DND, you can’t deactivate or de-register from DND before completion of 90 days from the date of activation.

  1. How to block all Banking, Insurance, Financial Products and Credit Cards related Calls and SMS
    For blocking all banking, financial products and credit cards related calls and SMS, you have to send an SMS to 1909 with text “START 1” from your BSNL Mobile Number.

Please note that your own bank-account or credit-card transaction-related calls & SMSes will not be blocked when you activate DND.

  1. How to block all Real Estate related Calls and SMS
    For blocking all real estate related calls and SMS, you have to send an SMS to 1909 with text “START 2” from your BSNL Mobile Number.
  2. How to block all Education related Calls and SMS
    For blocking all education related calls and SMS, you have to send an SMS to 1909 with text “START 3” from your BSNL Mobile Number.
  3. How to block all Health related Calls and SMS
    For blocking all health related calls and SMS, you have to send an SMS to 1909 with text “START 4” from your BSNL Mobile Number.
  4. How to block all Consumer Goods and Automobiles related Calls and SMS
    For blocking all consumer goods and automobiles related calls and SMS, you have to send an SMS to 1909 with text “START 5” from your BSNL Mobile Number.
  5. How to block all Communication, IT, Entertainment & Broadcasting related Calls and SMS
    For blocking all communication, IT, entertainment and broadcasting related calls and SMS, you have to send an SMS to 1909 with text “START 6” from your BSNL Mobile Number.
  6. How to block all Tourism related Calls and SMS
    For blocking all tourism related calls and SMS, you have to send an SMS to 1909 with text “START 7” from your BSNL Mobile Number.
  7. How to block all Tele-marketing Calls and SMS using DND service
    For blocking all Tele-marketing calls and SMS, you have to send an SMS to 1909 with text “START 0” from your BSNL Mobile Number.

I have prepared a summary of the above DND SMS codes below for your ready reference:

Sectors to Block (Calls & SMS) DND SMS Code Send SMS to
Banking, Insurance, Financial Products and Credit Cards START 1 1909
Real Estate START 2 1909
Education START 3 1909
Health START 4 1909
Consumer Goods and Automobiles START 5 1909
Communication, IT, Entertainment & Broadcasting START 6 1909
Tourism START 7 1909
ALL SECTORS START 0 1909
How to deactivate or stop BSNL DND Service by SMS
There might be people who have activated the DND Service on their BSNL mobile number, but for some reason, want to deactivate or stop the DND Service. In that case, you have to send an SMS with text “STOP” to 1909 from your BSNL Mobile Number registered with DND. Your mobile number will be de-registered from the DND List.

Activating DND Service on BSNL Mobile Number by IVR
To activate DND Service on BSNL Mobile Number by IVR, you have to call on the Toll-Free Number 1909 from your BSNL Mobile Number which you want to register for DND. You will have to request the executive on call to register your mobile number on the DND List.

How to check the DND Status of any BSNL Mobile Number
To check the status of any BSNL Mobile Number, you have to visit the url – http://pcpr.bsnl.co.in/srchByPhoneNo.aspx and enter your phone number to check the DND Status of any mobile number.

Hope all the questions related to BSNL DND Activation has been addressed. Please share your questions or queries in the comments section.

Please also read my post on how to activate BSNL SIM Card and how to activate Jio SIM Card.

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