Telecom department if India has taken care of us for avoiding such unwanted promotional and marketing SMS’s.
Do Not Disturb (DND)
This is the feature or terminology which help us to stop such unwanted SMS’s.
How to stop unwanted SMS in India ?
This unified numbers and process to stop such marketing-related messages is the same for all service providers (Jio, Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, Aircel etc.)
How to block specific Category or full Unwanted SMS.
Send SMS at START 0 to 1909
Category wise list of blocks which can be stopped (I.e if you want to stop banking or insurance related SMS just type START 1 and send to 1909)
SMS in this format STOP < space> < preference no > to 1909.
Block / Enable SMS from a specific group/category
- 1 for Banking, Insurance and all Financial Products, Credit Cards Insurance. i.e STOP 1 send SMS to 1909
- 2 for Real Estate. i.e STOP 2 send SMS to 1909
- 3 for Education related SMS. i.e STOP 3 send SMS to 1909
- 4 for Health. i.e STOP 4 send SMS to 1909
- 5 for Consumer Goods & Automobiles. STOP 5 send SMS to 1909
- 6 for Communication, Broadcasting and Entertainment. STOP 6 send SMS to 1909
- 7 for Tourism. STOP 7 send
If you are looking for specific categories SMS’S just type STOP 3 to 1909, if you want to receive messages only on EDUCATION.
If you want to allow again SMS which has been blocked after above process
Start and Stop such services can be just making a call to 1909 using any SIM.