How to activate DND in BSNL

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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.

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 BSNL 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 BSNL 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 BSNL 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 BSNL 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 BSNL 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 BSNL 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 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 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

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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