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How to Activate Idea DND (Do Not Disturb) By SMS

The idea Cellular has millions of users, that allow the subscribers to talk with their loved ones. Most of us who are using Mobile Phones usually get irritated with an incessant flow of Short Messaging Services (SMS) or unwanted calls from commercial and advertising companies. Are you surfing on Google for How to Activate Idea DND? Then you have landed in the right place.

To solve this problem, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a new service called DO NOT DISTURB (DND) registry.

Here we are providing the simple steps to activate Idea DND to get relief from unwanted calls and SMS from commercial and advertising companies. Also, Check out How to Transfer Balance from Idea to Idea.

How to Activate Idea DND (Do Not Disturb)

The idea Cellular is an Indian mobile network operator which offers services like voice calling, 2G, 3G, 4G data, broadband services for postpaid and prepaid users.

The company provides the Idea DND Number which can be used for Do Not Disturb Activation or De-Activation to stop promotional messages and calls to the subscriber. Users can make use of the Idea DND Number to stop all the unwanted calls and messages from the company also.

Fully Blocked Registration:

If you subscribe for fully blocked services then no commercial calls or SMS will disturb your communication.

Partially DND Blocked Category:

Partially blocked category helps you to block all commercial voice calls and SMS. In this category, you have a choice of receiving calls & SMS of your preference such as Movie updates, online portals, shopping options etc.

How to Activate Idea DND Do Not Disturb

You can also go through How to Check Idea 2G/3G/4G Internet Balance and Idea Talktime Loan articles which we have shared a few days ago.

To subscribe for the partial block, you need to follow some simple steps:

Idea DND Number for One Preference Service:

Send SMS as “START X” to 1909 

Replace X with the preference No. or call to 1909

Idea DND Number for More Than One Preference Services:

Send SMS as “START X, X” to 1909

Replace X with the preference No. or call to 1909.

Idea DND Number for Change in Current Preference:

Send SMS as Stop X or X, X to 1909 or call 1909

How to Deactivate Idea DND Service

Customers need to SMS or call 1909 for deactivation of DND service. Users need to send SMS as

STOP to 1909

Given below are the code words one can use to register/deregister full or partial DND.

DND Category DND Description Registration Deregistration
Fully Blocked Full Block Of All Categories START 0 to 1909 STOP 0 to 1909
Partial Blocked 1 – SMS relating to Banking/Insurance/Financial Products/Credit Cards START 1 to 1909 STOP 1 to 1909
2 – SMS relating to Real Estate START 2 to 1909 STOP 2 to 1909
3 – SMS relating to Education START 3 to 1909 STOP 3 to 1909
4 – SMS relating to Health START 4 to 1909 STOP 4 to 1909
5 – SMS relating to Consumer goods and automobiles START 5 to 1909 STOP 5 to 1909
6 – SMS relating to Communication/Broadcasting/ Entertainment/IT START 6 to 1909 STOP 6 to 1909
7 – SMS relating to Tourism and Leisure START 7 to 1909 STOP 7 to 1909

Here ‘START’ keyword would mean that excepting the specified category, all other categories would be stopped. Similarly, the keyword ‘STOP’ would denote that you would not receive SMS in regard to that category only.


  • DND (now NCPR), will never block Bank alerts SMS, Bank communications, Tickets/online booking confirmations, etc.
  • It will take approximately 7 business days to process each DND (now NCPR) request but you will get a confirmation SMS within 24 hours.
  • You should maintain a minimum of 7 days gap between previous DND request and for a new request.
  • You won’t be charged when you call to 1909 as it is a Toll-free number.

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