Activate Your Airtel DND Service With This Simple Process

Hey, guys are you suffering for a lot of unwanted message and number of unwanted promotional calls? Don’t know how to stop them? From now onwards don’t worry about them because we are providing the solution to your problem and you can get different ways to get out from these calls. TRAI (Telecom regulatory authority of India) introduced a simple and easy procedure for avoiding this calls. It is nothing but Airtel DND services. Here you can get the procedure for getting activation of the airtel DND.

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A DND is nothing but a ‘Do Not Disturb’ service and it was used to avoid the telemarketing calls from the ad agencies and make you free from the promotional messages. In order to do this first, you should keep a request for the activation of the DND and registered your airtel number into the NCPR. NCPR means National consumer preference register and all the telemarketing agencies should have to verify their number in the NCPR and then filter those matched number and then allowed to make calls so that your register airtel number could not receive any calls or messages.


Are you the subscriber of the airtel and want to activate the DND for your airtel number? Ok then follow any one of these ways to get airtel DND activation. Here we have two ways for activation of the airtel DND and they are

  1. Activation by an SMS.
  2. Activation through the call.


The activating of the airtel DND will take place in two types, one is full activation and another one is partial activation. And here we are providing some default steps for activation of DND in both ways:

Step 1: Open the messages icon in your mobile.

Step 2: Type message like; SMS><Space>< START 0

Step 3: Send this message to 1909

Step 4: Within 24 hours you will receive a unique confirmation message.

Step 5: That’s it you completed the registration of your number in Airtel DND services.

For partial activation, you have change step two with small changes like represented in the below preferences table. In partial activation, you can activate DND service for some of the places. So you can avoid the unwanted calls / messages for the preferred area as given in the default table.

Preference NumberCHOSEN FIELDFORMAT of the SMS
0Full activation/ Blocking all fieldsSMS START 0 to 1909
1Banking/Insurance/Financial products/credit cardsSMS START 1 to 1909
2Real EstateSMS START 2 to 1909
3EducationSMS START 3 to 1909
4HealthSMS START 4 to 1909
5Consumer goods and automobilesSMS START 5 to 1909
6Communication/Broadcasting / Entertainment / ITSMS START 6 to 1909
7Tourism and LeisureSMS START 7 to 1909

Here from the above table, you can see that from each field there is a preference number to activate the blocking and here we also provided the format of the SMS and you can choose the multiple preferences at a time as shown SMS START 1, 6 to 1909. So here you want to block the calls / messages from insurance/financial products/ credit cards and communication /broadcasting /entertainment.


Here from this process, you can get activation of DND for your airtel number can take place by a calling to the number 1909. Or if you have more doubts just follow these steps and activate DND to airtel.

  1. Make a call from the airtel number.
  2. Dial 1909 and listen to the IVRS carefully.
  3. Give response to the system to reach the DND service topic.
  4. Once you get to the DND options, make sure to select full blocking or partial blocking.
  5. If full blocking is selected, then simply accept the activation of DND.
  6. Otherwise please select the preference of your wish.
  7. Finalize the list by accepting the partial DND activation.
  8. That’s it; you have registered to the DND service successfully.


Most of the subscribers are searching for the deactivation of airtel DND number. Here we are providing the solution through two categories. One of them is, make a message to 1909 like SMS><Space>< STOP so that you can stop the DND service for your airtel number. Another way is also very simple to make a call to the customer care 1909 and followed by the IVRS options. Choose the deactivation option in that and make a response to activation of it.

Important Instructions:-

  • DND cannot stop the messages like bank alerts, bank communications, online booking alerts, etc.
  • Activation of the airtel DND service may take 7 days of time.
  • For activating this service should take place after 3 months of purchasing of airtel SIM.
  • 1909 is a toll-free number so you cannot charge for this service.



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