How to Activate DND Service in India

Activating DND in India is pretty simple and once you do that you will get fewer calls or texts from pesky spammers.

Do Not Disturb (DND)

DND, (originally used in digital communications) do not disturb: used as a privacy notification or function for many digital devices.

How to activate dnd?

Here's how you can activate DND on Airtel, BSNL, Idea, Jio, Vodafone. Please follow the below simple steps to Activate or Deactivate.

(It will not affect your bank and other transaction alerts & as per goverment regualtion there is no SMS cost)

Activate DND

Send SMS START 0 to 1909 or Call at 1909

To Block partially by category

  1. Send SMS START 1 to 1909 to block Advertisement regarding Banking – Insurance – Financial Products – Credit Cards
  2. Send SMS START 2 to 1909 to block Advertisement regarding Real Estate
  3. Send SMS START 3 to 1909 to block Advertisement regarding Education
  4. Send SMS START 4 to 1909 to block Advertisement regarding Health
  5. Send SMS START 5 to 1909 to block Advertisement regarding Consumer Goods & Automobiles
  6. Send SMS START 6 to 1909 to block Advertisement regarding Communication – Broadcasting – Entertainment – IT
  7. Send SMS START 7 to 1909 to block Advertisement regarding Tourism

How to cancel 'Do Not Disturb Service' in India ?

You may also de-Register the DND service to get / receive the marketing calls and SMS in the future. To do so,

Send SMS STOP to 1909 . or you can also call 1909 to cancel the service.

Please note the following points with DND Activation:

  1. Calls and messages to 1909 is toll free, and you need not to spend anything.
  2. DND (NCPR) will not block your bank SMS alerts, bank communications, online bookings, third party personal calling, and etc., hence dont worry.
  3. It takes minimum 7 days to process your request by the authorities to stop the unwanted SMS / Calls / messages.
  4. Someone must wait three months between each DND request.


The Indian telecom Industry with nearly 900 million subscribers is the second largest wireless market in the world. Low tariffs and direct reach to consumers has made SMS and direct calling one of the most cost effective ways of selling services and products. However, telemarketing has brought with it serious issues of invasion of privacy and has become a major irritant to customers. To holistically curb this growing menace and effectively regulate unsolicited commercial Calls and messages, TRAI has notified "The Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulations, 2010". All the provisions of regulations come into force from 27th September, 2011.

how to activate do not disturb on airtel?

How to activate dnd in vodafone?

How to activate dnd in Idea?

DND Airtel

DND Vodafone