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DND activation for Airtel mobile

November 21, 2014  •  162 comments

Airtel DND. DND help you to stop unwanted commercial phone calls and SMS on your Airtel Mobile. Activate DND (Do Not Disturb) on your Airtel 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 unsubscribed 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 just one step away and free of charge. Choose any option from below to activate DND on your Airtel mobile:

  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. Replace X with preference number.
    • Call: 1909 and follow the IVR guidance

    Multiple Preference

    • SMS: START X, X to 1909. Replace X with preference number.
    • Call: 1909 and follow the IVR guidance
  4. Change current DND / NCPR preference

    Stop current preference/s

    • SMS: STOP X to 1909. Replace X with preference number.
    • Call: 1909 and follow the IVR guidance

    Add more preference/s

    • SMS: STOP X, X to 1909. Replace X with preference number.
    • Call: 1909 and follow the IVR guidance
  5. Deactivated 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
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COMMENTS / RESPONSES

  1. September 27, 2014 at 6:23 am
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    Hello,
    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?

    Reply
    • October 4, 2014 at 5:59 am
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      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.

      Reply
  2. August 22, 2014 at 12:45 pm
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    Plz sar DND SMS stop airtel mobai nambar 8953969020

    Reply
    • August 23, 2014 at 7:12 am
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      Hello Afroj,

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

      Reply

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