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Airtel DND. DND helps you to stop unwanted commercial phone calls and SMS on your Airtel Mobile. Activate DND (Do Not Disturb) on your Airtel mobile now.DND is now known as NCPR and it is initiative of TRAI.

  1. How DND Works on Airtel Mobile?

    By default all the mobile numbers in India are not subscribed to NCPR; means any Telemarketer / Organization can call you to promote their products / services or send SMS.
    If you want to stop these unwanted commercial communication, subscribe to NCPR / activate DND.

  2. How to activate DND on Airtel?

    DND activate / subscribing to NCPR is one simple step and free of charge for you. Choose any option from below to activate DND on your Airtel mobile:

    • SMS: START 0 to 1909
    • Call: 1909 and follow the IVR guidance
  3. DND Options for Airtel Mobile

    Fully Blocked
    All commercial communications will be blocked.
    Partially Blocked
    Partial blocked option will block all commercial voice calls. However, you can choose to receive messages from your interested categories (called Preferences). Below are the seven preferences you can choose to receive commercial SMS:

    1. Banking/Insurance/Financial products/credit cards
    2. Real Estate
    3. Education
    4. Health
    5. Consumer goods and automobiles
    6. Communication / Broadcasting / Entertainment / IT
    7. Tourism and Leisure

    To subscribe for partial block, follow the below:
    Single Preference

    • SMS: START X to 1909.
    • Call: 1909 and follow the IVR guidance

    Multiple Preference

    • SMS: START X, X to 1909.
    • Call: 1909 and follow the IVR guidance

    Note: Replace X with preference number

  4. Change current DND / NCPR preference

    Stop current preference/s

    • SMS: STOP X to 1909.
    • Call: 1909 and follow the IVR guidance

    Add more preference/s

    • SMS: STOP X, X to 1909.
    • Call: 1909 and follow the IVR guidance

    Note: Replace X with preference number

  5. Deactivate DND from Airtel Mobile

    Deactivation of DND / unsubscribing to NCPR will allow Telemarketers / Organizations sending commercial communication again.

    • SMS: STOP to 1909.
    • Call: 1909 and follow the IVR guidance
  6. DND FAQ’s (Read full DND FAQ’s)

    • DND (now NCPR), will never block any of your solicited communication like Bank alerts SMS, Bank communications, Ticket / online booking confirmations, etc.
    • Each DND (now NCPR) request takes 7 days for the process and a confirmation SMS will be sent to you in 24 hours.
    • There should be minimum 7 days gap between previous DND request and registration for a new request.
    • 1909 is a Toll-free number, no charges applicable.
    • Read DND compliant procedure
  7. Check DND Status

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  1. sadie on 27th Sep' 14 Reply #5439

    I am not getting messages from my bank on my mobile as I had activated DND on my airtel mobile. Now i want to deactivate DND and wants to receive SMS from banks.
    I have sent message START 6 to 1909 and it says it will take 7 days.
    Please let me know how to do it?

    • TelecomDiary on 4th Oct' 14 Reply #5446

      Hello Sadie,

      First, DND will never block communication from your Banks (solicited). Check with your bank.
      Second, Yes it will take 7 days for any DND request to be processed.

  2. afroj aalam on 22nd Aug' 14 Reply #5368

    Plz sar DND SMS stop airtel mobai nambar 8953969020

    • TelecomDiary on 23rd Aug' 14 Reply #5370

      Hello Afroj,

      Send SMS STOP to 1909 from your Airtel mobile number to deactivate DND.

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