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DND on Airtel: How to activate DND on Airtel via website, call or SMS

Buzz. Buzz. Many times, we receive calls and messages from unknown senders. In the end, these turn out to be spam.  These pesky messages can be really annoying sometimes. Most people end up wasting a lot of time on these unsolicited messages from unknown senders. Nobody wants to be disturbed in the midst of something important. If you too have been bombarded by SPAM and now want to put an end to the same, you need to activate DND on your smartphone. In this article, we will elaborate on what is DND, how it works and activating the same on Airtel.

What is DND?

DND is the acronym for “Do Not Disturb”. The name itself says it all. DND mode helps you stay away from unwanted calls and messages including spam, promotions, and other third parties. These days telecom operators provide DND services which can be easily activated with a few simple steps and Airtel is not an exception. This feature can be availed by anyone provided that your network provider does offer this service.

Why do you need to activate DND?

The answer to this question is really easy. If you tired of receiving lots of irrelevant calls and messages from third party services and spam, then you need to activate DND service. Getting disturbed or annoyed is one thing but in a lot of instances, people get tricked by fraudsters and lose their hard-earned money after being tricked into sharing their personal data such as Bank Account Details, OTP, CVV, etc. It could also lead to big problem especially if you are in the midst of an online class or meeting, even worse if you are appearing for a test. All of these can be avoided after activating DND. It can also save you the hassle of manually checking whether an unknown contact was someone important or just another spam or promotion. 

Now that you know how helpful DND can be, you can easily register for the same by following one of the few simple methods provided below.

Activate DND on Airtel via website

Step 1: First things first, click here to head over to the DND web page on the official Airtel website.

Step 2: Scroll down and navigate your way to a big red box appearing on the screen which reads “click here”. All you have to do is click on that button.

 

Step 3: Next up, enter your 10-digit phone number and click on the “GET OTP” button. 

Step 4: After entering the correct one-time password which you received move on to the next page.

Step 5: In the new screen that appears click on the option which reads “Block All”.

There you have it. No more worrying about fraud calls and spam messages.

Activate DND on Airtel via Call/IVR

Step 1: Dial 1909 from your registered phone number.

Step 2: Follow the instructions as promoted by the IVR.

It is an easy way to activate DND. You can opt for this method if the above method doesn’t work for you.

Activate DND on Airtel via SMS

Step 1: Send an SMS to 1909 from your registered 10-digit number.

This is the easiest of all the methods on our list. If you feel lazy and want to get it done with one single step without spending a lot of your time, then activating DND via SMS should be the option for you.

Activate Field-Wise DND

At times, commercial spam calls actually turn out to be helpful. For instance, messages regarding loans from banks, scholarships or other educational messages, job openings, and more make us aware of an opportunity which could be beneficial for us in. Blocking such messages and calls could mean losing out on all those opportunities which we wouldn’t want. That’s where Field Wise DND comes into play. As the name suggests, it pretty much lets you block certain specific fields where you don’t want to receive calls or messages from.

Apart from the Fully Block Mode, Airtel also offers a Partially Block Mode which lets you enable Field Wise DND on your smartphone.

Mentioned below are some of the easy-to-follow methods to enable Partially Block Mode on your mobile number. 

Activate Partially Block Mode via website

Step 1: Similar to the steps followed in Fully Block Mode, click here to head over to the DND web page on the official Airtel website.

Step 2: Scroll down and navigate your way to a big red box appearing on the screen which reads “click here”. All you have to do is click on that button.

Step 3: Next up, enter your 10-digit phone number and click on the “GET OTP” button. 

Step 4: After entering the correct one-time password which you received move on to the next page.

Step 5: In the new screen that appears instead of clicking on “Block All”,  select the options which you want to block.

Activate Partially Block Mode via SMS

For Activating partial DND Mode you can text the corresponding digit of any of the options shown below which you want to block to 2442.

  • Text 1: To receive Banking / Insurance/ Financial Products
  • Text 2: Real Estate
  • Text 3: Education
  • Text 4: Health
  • Text 5: To receive Consumer goods & Automobiles
  • Text 6: Communications/Broadcasting/Entertainment/IT
  • Text 7: Tourism & Leisure
  • Text 8: Sport
  • Text 9: Religion
  • Text 9a: Christianity
  • Text 9b: Islam
  • Text 9c: Others
  • Text 10: Information on New products/Services
  • Text 11: News Alerts

Cheers, all your worries regarding fraud calls, spam messages, and annoying promotions are now gone provided you followed all the steps correctly as described in any of the methods shown above. You can either opt for a Fully Block Mode or a Partially Block Mode as per your choices.

FAQs

1. How can I register for DND?

You can easily register your phone number for DND by following any of the methods listed above provided your network operator offers this service. These methods are easy to follow and don’t take much time.

2. What happens if we activate DND in Airtel?

Activating DND can save you from unwanted messages. Once activated, you will not get unwanted calls and messages including fraud calls which try to steal sensitive data such as card details, OTP, etc. On top of that annoying promotional messages and calls from third party services will also be blocked.

3. How do I know if DND is activated?

After activating DND, it should take around a week for the service to start working. A sure short sign is that you will see fewer spam calls and messages. You can also check the DND status in case you have any doubts.

4. How do I check DND status?

Text “STATUS” to 2442 and you will receive a text message with details of the current status of DND on your registered mobile number.

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