Annoyed by receiving unwanted phone calls and text messages? Here’s how you can opt-out of it by registering your phone number in national DND registry.

Before getting into the topic, here’s a small intro on how it works?

The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Portal is a data base containing a variety of information prescribed in “The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2010”. This regulation was issued by TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India). As a consumer, you register your preference in this portal and the telemarketers should communicate you based on your preference.

How to register for DND (Do Not Disturb)?

Send a SMS “Start 0” to 1909 to block telemarketing communications under all category. Simple… right? or call 1909. It’s Toll free 🙂

How to register in “partially blocked category”?

There are at present 7 preferences to choose from- Banking/Insurance/Financial Products/Credit Cards-1, Real Estate-2, Education-3, Health-4, Consumer goods and automobiles-5, Communication/Broadcasting/Entertainment/IT-6, Tourism-7.

For example: To receive messages relating to only Health products, then send SMS “START 4” to 1909. Similarly, for receiving messages relating to Real Estate and Education, send SMS “START 2,3” to 1909.

How to check the registration status?

To check your selected preference input your phone number here http://nccptrai.gov.in/nccpregistry/search.misc .

 

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Sakthitharan Subramanian

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