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How to activate Do Not Disturb (DND) on your Airtel SIM without going to Airtel shop

Airtel has made everything easy for their users to activate DND feature without going to nearest Airtel shops or store. DND is a service that allow Airtel customers to opt out of recieving promotional messges from theird party services such as Bulk SMS, VAS promos etc. 


Do Not Disturb is not only available on Airtel network, if you are friend to your phone you'll notice DND feature, WhatsApp also has the same DND feature. Whenever you enable DND on WhatsApp you won't be able to receive message, the same thing goes to your phone.

Now if you feel uncomfortable with messages tht you receive this days then you can quickly opt in for DND which is going to put restriction on them.

We have two DND features;
  • Fully Blocked mode: that allows Airtel customers to opt-out of receiving promotional messages via SMS
  • Partial Block Mode: this service gives customers the option to choose specific promotional messages they want to receive. Any category not selected is blocked.

How to activate DND

Note: You aren't moving a step all will be done via SMS and you'll be able to perform the following.

Simply SMS "HELP" to the short code 2442 to find out more
  • View Status
  • Activate full blocking
  • Activate partial blocking
  • Opt out of DND

>> To activate Full DND, Text STOP to 2442.
>> To receive all messages, Text ALLOW to 2442.
>> Check DND status, Text STATUS to 2442.

Note: Customers on Full DND will only receive service message from Airtel. 

For partial DND text any of the following options 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

How to Deactivate DND
To opt out of the service, you will need to SMS the word "ALLOW" to the short code 2442. Once this is done you will now receive all promotional messages. To opt-out is free.