Hello Airtel users, do you also get promotional and advertising calls/messages on your mobile phone? If you are tired of receiving such messages and calls then here is the solution for you. You just have to activate Airtel DND on your mobile number and you won’t hear telemarketers again.

How to activate DND in Airtel?

If you want to STOP ALL advertising/marketing/promotional calls and messages on your Airtel number then use any of the following methods to activate DND on your Airtel Number.

Activate Airtel DND [SMS]

To activate Do Not disturb service on your Airtel number just send the following SMS in appropriate format.

Activate Airtel DND: type START 0 and send sms to 1909

This SMS will block all promotional calls and messages. But, you can replace 0 with following numbers, if you wish to get promotional messages for certain categories:

  •  (1) Banking/Insurance/Financial products/credit cards.
  •  (2) Real Estate.
  •  (3) Education.
  •  (4) Health.
  •  (5) Consumer goods and automobiles.
  •  (6) Airtel Products & Services/Communication/Broadcasting/ Entertainment/IT.
  •  (7) Tourism and Leisure.
  •  (0) Fully Blocked .

Example, to receive real estate and health related promotional calls and messages, type START 2,4 and send SMS to 1909.

Using Airtel Website [Online]

If you don’t want to dial Airtel DND code then just visit the following URL. Then add your number to Airtel Do Not Disturb service.

Airtel DND Activation Online: airtel.in/wps/wcm/connect/forme/dnd/dnd_mobile

Call Airtel DND Number

If you don’t prefer to send DND SMS or activate DND online then just dial the Airtel DND number and follow the IVR instructions.

Airtel DND Number: 1909 

Is everything blocked on my number now?

NO! the good news is that you will still receive important banking and transaction messages. In addition to that you will receive all personal subscriptions messages.

  • Messages from your banks/ATM are Not blocked.
  • Personal subscriptions (where you individually opted to) are Not blocked.
  • Messages/Calls from friends/family/Individuals are Not blocked.

How to deactivate DND in Airtel number?

If do not disturb service is blocking your important calls and messages. And you just like to receive promotional calls and messages then you can deactivate DND in Airtel number by following method.

Airtel DND Deactivation: type START and sms send to 1909

Dialing this number will deactivate DND on Airtel. This will allow telemarketers to call you.

Final words on Do Not Disturb (DND)!

Unfortunately, you may still receive telemarketing messages/calls on your mobile phone. Some marketers breaks the law and do not follows DND registry and TRAI norms. In such case, Airtel users you can file a DND complain with Airtel at http://www.airtel.in/forme/dnd/dnd_complaint.

DND service is a free service and 1909 is a toll free number. There is No SMS charge for 1909. It may take up to 7 days to completely activate DND on your Airtel number. Although, you’ll get a message about DND activation in 24 hours.

If you wish to activate DND on your other mobile numbers then checkout our article – DND (Do Not disturb) – All SIM.

Originally posted 2017-11-06 18:15:07.