Steps to activate Do not disturb (DND) on your mobile phone

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Most of us suffer from the unwanted marketing messages and calls from different mobile network operators. These messages and calls are very disturbing and annoying at some times and there is no proper guidance on how to activate the service of Do Not Disturb. This service was formerly called DND (Do Not Disturb), which changed to NCPR (National Consumer Preference Register) by the TRAI (The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India). Previously,



people who subscribed to DND had chances to receive the unwanted promotions calls from their mobile network operators. With NCPR, the chances of receiving these unwanted messages is almost zero.

Do you want to check, whether your number is registered with DND or not just check here

As per NCPR anybody wants to use this service can activate and deactivate the service at any time they want, and what they want messages/calls can be blocked by this service.
Do Not Disturb service is same for all network operators. All network operator should follow the same instructions, You just need to send an sms to 1909.

How to Activate Do Not Disturb Registration

This method of activating Do Not Disturb service is all same for Aircel, Airtel, BSNL, Tata DoCoMo, Idea Cellular, Loop Mobile, MTNL, Reliance Communications, MTS India, Tata Indicom, Uninor, Vodafone, Jio tele communications and etc.

Full Blocked Category

Send SMS as START 0 to 1909 or Call at 1909

Full Blocked Category

1. Send an SMS as START 1 to 1909 to block Banking, Insurance, Financial Products, Credit Cards
2. Send an SMS as START 2 to 1909 to block Real Estate
3. Send an SMS as START 3 to 1909 to block Education
4. Send an SMS as START 4 to 1909 to block Health
5. Send an SMS as START 5 to 1909 to block Consumer Goods & Automobiles
6. Send an SMS as START 6 to 1909 to block Communication – Broadcasting – Entertainment – IT
7.Send an SMS as START 7 to 1909 to block Tourism.



We can also De-Register the Do Not Disturb service to receive the marketing calls/messages in future. To do that, just send as SMS STOP and send it to 1909. You can also give a call to 1909 to cancel, which is a Toll free number.
key points to remember with DND registration:

    DND (NCPR) cannot block your bank SMS alerts, bank communications, online bookings, third party personal calling, and etc.
    After activating the DND it will take minimum 7 days to process your request to stop the unwanted messages.
    You should have at least 3 months of time before applying to new DND request after the previous one.
    Calls and messages made to 1909 is toll free, and you don’t need to pay.


I hope the above information will help you to get rid of unwanted messages and calls automatically before reaching you. Please drop your queries on this issue in the below comments section.




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