How to Activate DND on Airtel, Vi, Jio and BSNL Networks?

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Companies send advertisements, SMSs, calls, and push notifications to you all the time, but many customers do not like those notifications at all. No matter which mobile operator you are using, we will tell you the easiest way to activate DND so that unwanted and annoying calls would no longer be able to reach you.

Let’s find out how to activate the DND service.

DND Activation: How To Do It on Your Mobile?

TRAI has prescribed a technique to activate DND - send an SMS or via making a call. This is a primary method that functions admirably. It would help if you had your SIM card dynamic in any phone to follow the means provided by different operators.

There are four large telecom network service providers in India. They are:

  • Reliance Jio
  • Airtel
  • Vodafone Idea
  • BSNL

And every mobile network service has different ways to activate or register that do not disturb service for their respective users.

Here in this article, we will disclose all the procedures on how to activate the DND.

How To Activate DND in Jio?

If you have a Reliance Jio mobile number, you can activate DO NOT DISTURB (DND) service by using your official myJio application or visit the jio.com website. Below we have shared the process to be followed in both ways respectively.

1. Using MyJio App:

  • Download the application from Google play or app store and install it on your mobile.
  • Open the application and sign up/login using your mobile number.
  • Go to Menu and select the ‘Profile and other settings’ option.
  • Select the DND(Do Not Disturb) option and
  • Hit the ‘Select Preference’
  • Choose your preference and
  • Finally, submit your request.

2. From jio.com:

  • Visit the official website jio.com
  • Log in using your mobile number
  • Go to settings from the homepage
  • Select the ‘Profile and other settings’ option.
  • Select the DND (Do Not Disturb) option and
  • Hit the ‘Select Preference.’

How to Activate DND in Airtel?

For the Airtel mobile users, the steps to activate DO NOT DISTURB (DND) service are different. Mentioned below are the steps that every Airtel user must follow if they wish to activate the DND service on their mobile phones.

  • Method 1:
  • Dial 1909
  • You will automatically register your airtel number as a DND subscriber
  • Method 2:
  • Type ‘START DND’ or ‘START 0’ and send an SMS to 1909
  • With the ‘START 0’ text, you can entirely block all the notifications.

How to Activate DND in Vi (Vodafone Idea)?

There are three different ways to activate DO NOT DISTURB (DND) service on your Vodafone Idea mobile number. Discussed below are all the different ways to start the DND service on your VI network.

1. Through SMS:

  • Type ‘STOP 0’ and send text SMS to 1909
  • You will be required to wait for 4 to 7 days to activate the DND service.

2. Using direct Call:

  • Call directly to 1909
  • DO NOT DISTURB (DND) service will be automatically activated on your mobile number.

3. Via VI app:

  • Open Google Play or App Store
  • Search VI app and start downloading.
  • After downloading, install the VI application
  • Log in using your VI mobile number.
  • Go to ‘my account’ from the setting/menu option and then scroll down and select the ‘do not disturb option
  • Choose the category
  • Click the submit button
  • The DND service will activate on your VI number within seven days.

How to Activate DND in BSNL?

For BSNL mobile users, the activation of DND service on their mobile number is similar to Airtel users. Mentioned below are two methods through which BSNL users can start ‘do not disturb’ on their mobile phones.

  • Method 1:
  • Dial 1909
  • You will automatically register your BSNL number as a DND number
  • Method 2:
  • Type ‘BLOCK 0’ and send an SMS to 1909 from your BSNL number

DND Service: Customize DND Number

All the mobile operators provide their users with a facility where they can customize the ‘Do not Disturb’ services.

Mentioned below is the list that you can follow to customize and activate your DND service.

DND codeParticulars or Benefits
SMS ‘FULLY BLOCK to 1909Block completely.
SMS ‘BLOCK 1’ to 1909Stop getting calls and SMS of Banking, Insurance
SMS ‘BLOCK 2’ to 1909Stop getting calls and SMS of Real Estate
SMS ‘BLOCK 3’ to 1909Stop getting calls and SMS of Educational
SMS ‘BLOCK 4’ to 1909Stop getting calls and SMS from Health
SMS ‘BLOCK 5’ to 1909Stop getting calls and SMS of Consumer Goods
SMS ‘BLOCK 6’ to 1909Stop getting calls and SMS of Communication, Broadcasting
SMS ‘BLOCK 7’ to 1909Stop getting calls and SMS from Tourism

Apart from all the above methods, you can always call the customer service centre by dialling up 198 from your mobile number except Reliance Jio mobility. For jio subscribers, you can call the toll-free number 1800 889 9999.

DND Activate: Frequently Asked Questions

What is DND service?

DND is nothing but a service by which you can control or block your notifications, advertisement, and calls from different third-party companies. Activating the DND service is very easy. Check the various methods mentioned above of every service provider.

Is the DND service enabled by default?

No. If you want to activate the DND service, you have to start with registering your number by sending SMS ‘START 0’ to 1909.

Can the customer care executive help to activate the DND service on my mobile number?

The customer service executives have permission to activate or deactivate the DND service on your number.

Is DND service Free?

Yes. The DND service is completely free. You do not have to pay a single penny for activating the DND service to register your number.

Can I deactivate my DND service once I have activated it?

Yes. You can always change your DND service activation status on your mobile number. It is effortless to deactivate the DND service on your existing mobile number belonging to any Indian operator.

How to deactivate the DND service?

Type ‘STOP 0’ and send this text SMS to 1909 from your registered mobile number, or you can call 1909 to start or stop the DND service. You can always contact customer care from your number as well.

How long will it take to activate the DND service?

It entirely depends on your mobile network service operator. It will be immediately activated in some networks, and in some networks, it takes four days to seven days to start the DND service on your mobile number.

Can I activate Do Not Disturb service online?

Yes. You can. Visit your mobile operator’s official website and select the Do not disturb service from the settings or menu option. Choose your category of the DND service and hit submit to complete your requests.

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