How To Activate and Deactivate DND Service on Airtel (Updated Method)

DND (Do Not Disturb) is a service started by TRAI/DoT. You will not get telemarketing calls and SMS on your Airtel Number if you enable Full DND. It means all calls from “140” telemarketing series numbers will not come to you unless you are registered for their service.

These Promotional SMS and Calls are very frustrating because the inbox gets full of telemarketing spam SMS and deleting spam messages is very annoying.

Just activate DND (Do Not Disturb) service on your Airtel number to block all telemarketing Calls and SMS on your number.

How to Activate and Deactivate Airtel DND Service

Follow the below given steps to Activate or Deactivate Airtel DND service on your number.

You can Block all Promotional Calls and SMS, or either you can set preference. Just need to select a category by number.

  • (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.

If you want to block all Promotional Calls and SMS on your Airtel Number. Just send a SMS

  • Type “START 0” and send it to 1909.

If you want to block Promotional Calls and SMS for the Specific Category then,

  • Type “START <Category Number>” and send it to 1909

How to Activate and Deactivate Airtel DND Service via IVR

To Activate DND via IVR, Call

  • Call 1909.
  • Follow the IVR instructions to select a category by number.
  • That’s it… Do Not Disturb Service will be Activated.
CategorySMS Codes
(1) For receiving SMS relating to Banking/Insurance/Financial Products/Credit CardsSTART 1″ send to 1909
(2) For receiving SMS relating to Real EstateSTART 2″ send to 1909
(3) For receiving SMS relating to EducationSTART 3″ send to 1909
(4) For Receiving SMS relating to HealthSTART 4″ send to 1909
(5) For Receiving SMS relating to Consumer goods and automobilesSTART 5″ send to 1909
(6) For Receiving SMS relating to Communication/Broadcasting/Entertainment/ITSTART 6″ send to 1909
(6) For Receiving SMS relating to Tourism and LeisureSTART 7″ send to 1909

You can also choose multiple categories at once. Ex. SMS “<START 1,2,3>” send it to 1909

DND will be Activated within the next 7 days. You will receive an SMS with (URN) Unique reference number. for your records.

For More Details Contact Airtel Customer Care (198) or Visit their Online Help Portal.

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