Fortunately, there is a way to avoid all these promotional calls & sms that not only comes from mobile companies but also from telemarketers, advertising agency & etc. The way is called Do Not Disturb or DND service. It is a free service which can be activated to any mobile network. Once you activate DND to your phone, it will block all promotional calls & sms for you.
Check DND Status For Your Mobile Network
DND is activated through SMS. It may charge if you don’t have message card. So, it’s better to check first that DND is already activated on your phone or not. To do this, visit DNDStatus and enter your phone number to the provided field. Hit enter and the website will tell you whether your phone is registered for DND or not.
Activating DND to Your Mobile Network
If DND is not activated in your mobile network or it is not on Fully Blocked DND service, then you can activate it using these following steps:
- SMS “START DND” or “START 0″ (without quotes) to 1909 to full block all promotional calls & sms.
- SMS “START 1″ (without quotes) to 1909 to block.Banking/Insurance/Financial Products/Credit cards promotions.
- SMS “START 2″ (without quotes) to 1909 to block Real Estate promotions.
- SMS “START 3″ (without quotes) to 1909 to block Educational promotions.
- SMS “START 4″ (without quotes) to 1909 to block Health-related promotions.
- SMS “START 5″ (without quotes) to 1909 to block Consumer Goods promotions.
- SMS “START 6″ (without quotes) to 1909 to block Communication/Broadcasting/entertainment/IT promotions.
- SMS “START 7″ (without quotes) to 1909 to block Tourism and Leisure promotions.
You can even call 1909 and follow the voice instructions provided to activate DND in any category.
- DND doesn’t block bank sms, communication, third-party calling and online booking.
- It does block single/bulk SMS sent from online SMS websites.
- 1909 is toll-free number so message and calling should be free.
- You must be a three-months old customer to your mobile network to use this service.
- It takes 7 days to activate DND.
Deactivating DND to Your Mobile Network
In case, DND is blocking your important online SMS then you can simply deactivate it any time. Just SMS “STOP DND” to 1909 and it will be deactivated within few days. You can deactivate category-wise too.
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