How to activate DND in Airtel

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Don’t you get irritated after receiving tele-marketing calls on your Airtel mobile number? How many times have you thought of getting rid of these nuisance calls? You are not along in thinking the same. There are a lot of Airtel users who want to get rid of tele-marketing calls. I am writing this post for all Airtel users who want freedom from such calls.

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The TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has created a rule to give respite from the barrage of calls received from tele-marketing agencies. The solution is called DND activation. You have to enlist your mobile number in the DND List regulated by TRAI to enable blocking of calls from tele-marketing agencies.

What is DND?

DND means Do Not Disturb.

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DND is a service provided by the telecom service providers to their customers based on the instruction from TRAI. DND List ensures that any mobile phone user is not called unnecessarily without his/her consent. If you would like to activate DND on your Airtel Mobile Number, I will show you the way in simple steps.

How to activate DND in Airtel by SMS

You have many options by which you can activate DND in your Airtel Mobile Number. I will be sharing various ways in which you can submit your request for activation of DND in Airtel.

It is important to know that after placing your request for DND activation, it will take up to 7 days for the promotional calls to stop on your phone.

It is also important to note that after activation of DND on your Airtel Mobile Number, the minimum waiting period for de-activation of DND service is 90 days. You will not be able to de-activate DND from your phone till 90 days are completed after activation of DND on your Airtel Mobile Number.

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 Airtel Mobile Number.

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

2. 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 Airtel Mobile Number.

3. 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 Airtel Mobile Number.

4. 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 Airtel Mobile Number.

5. 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 Airtel Mobile Number.

6. 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 Airtel Mobile Number.

7. 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 Airtel Mobile Number.

8. 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 Airtel Mobile Number.

The list of DND SMS codes is given below for you:

Sectors to Block (Calls & SMS)DND SMS CodeSend SMS to
Banking, Insurance, Financial Products and Credit CardsSTART 11909
Real EstateSTART 21909
EducationSTART 31909
HealthSTART 41909
Consumer Goods and AutomobilesSTART 51909
Communication, IT, Entertainment & BroadcastingSTART 61909
TourismSTART 71909
ALL SECTORSSTART 01909

Deactivating Airtel DND Service by SMS

For any reason, if you feel that you will have to de-activate the DND service on your mobile phone, you can do the same after waiting for 90 days from the date of activation of DND service on your mobile number. To deactivate DND Service, you have to send an SMS with text “STOP” to 1909 from your Airtel Mobile Number registered with DND. Your Airtel mobile number will be de-registered from the DND List.

How to activate DND Service on Airtel Mobile Number by IVR

You can also activate DND Service in Airtel using the IVR facility. To activate DND Service using IVR facility, you have to call on the Toll-Free Number 1909 from your Airtel Mobile Number you seek to register for DND. You will have to speak to the executive on call and request him/here to activate the DND service.

How to check the DND Status of any Airtel Mobile Number

To check the status of any Airtel Mobile Number, you have to visit the url – http://ndnc.net/check-dnd-status/ and enter your phone number to check the DND Status of any mobile number.

So, these are the different ways in which DND can be activated in Airtel. Please share your queries in the comments section.

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

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