Stop Receiving Promotional Calls/SMS on your Mobiles

Leading mobile network providers like Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, Tata Indicom/Docomo etc.. usually send a lot of promotional SMS/Calls to keep us updated on the latest offers/plans provided by them. But it is sometimes annoying if you receive those SMS/Calls in huge number. Not only that, mobile users also receive telemarketing calls from different providers in India. It is a bit irritating while you’re working seriously and getting those unwanted calls.

There are several ways to block such unwanted calls and messages like – calling the customer care and filing a request not to receive any such marketing calls and another option would be sending an SMS to your service provider to activate the DND aka Do Not Disturb service. As the first option is not always preferable, a lot of users try the second option which is free as well as easy.

Smartphone users can block such numbers using the SMS blocker app for Android.

How to Block Promotional Calls/SMS from Mobile Networks?

In order to get rid of such annoying calls and promotional messages on your mobile, simply send an SMS stating that you’re not interested to receive such calls or sms. To do so, you can activate DND (Do Not Disturb) service which many of you may not know because the publicity of this service is not properly done.

Stop Promotional Calls


To Activate DND Service on Airtel and Stop Unwanted calls from Airtel, Just send text message “START DND” and send it to 121. Works both for prepaid as well as post-paid customers of Airtel and landlines too.


Send text message “ACT DND” to 111 in order to block unwanted promotional calls/sms from Vodafone

Idea/Tata Indicom/Tata Docomo/Reliance(GSM&CDMA),BSNL

For the rest of these mobile network providers, just send a sms message “START DND” and send it to 1909.

If you want to stop promotional calls from your Bank/Insurance companies, refer to

Note that It normally takes around 45 days for the activation of DND Services. If you still receive such calls after that period, the telemarketer will be punishable.

Also see: Deactivate Fraud VAS Activations & Claim Full Refund | How to Make Phone Calls from Gmail to Mobile? | Balance Transfer Tricks for All Providers

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4 Comments on Stop Receiving Promotional Calls/SMS on your Mobiles

  1. but what if you’re paid for receiving the SMS, that’s true my friends. We have got lot of opportunities to earn money from mobile. Search for the proper provider who will pay you for receiving sms on your phone. I found one for my self.

  2. I was also fed up of service provider messages, but you did not provide info on how to deactivate these things on service provider from other countries then india, cos I don’t live in india, so what should i do, any suggestion.

  3. How can I go about to “punish” their sorry a*&#s for still sending me text messages well after 45 days from activating the DND?

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