Do Not Disturb Registry

For those you who haven’t heard of it, the DND (Do Not Disturb) registry service allows us register to opt out of all unsolicited promotional SMSs and calls.

If you want to register for the DND registry, just call 1909, or send an SMS with START 0 to 1909. It takes 7 days to be fully activated.

While the DND registry is great, and does a pretty good job of keeping the big marketers away… it was only a matter time before people started finding workarounds.. so now you have marketers (usually small-time agencies) who ignore the DND registry…

So how do you register a complaint against offenders of your DND rights? Just call 1909, or send an SMS to 1909 with the following format:

brief description of the call, Phone number of SMS header, dd/mm/yy
call related to selling land plots, 9792124000, 15/05/13
SMS for bank loan, LM-BANK, 15/05/13

After you send the SMS, you should get a reply saying that your complaint has been registered, you’ll soon get an SMS from your mobile operator with a complaint ID, and the date by which you’ll receive an update of the action taken (usually within 1 week)

And thats it… you’ve done your duty!

Quick Links:
Official Govt. website:
Check your registration status:
Check you complaint status:

And a bit of gossip, it seems that the DND really got a push for implementation after Pranab Mukherjee once received a call offering him a loan during a very important meeting… he was the Finance Minister of India then!

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4 thoughts on “Do Not Disturb Registry

  1. Krishnan Ev says:

    That is really good Deepak . I am straight into it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ignorance is bliss. Now I will procrastinate registering to this and feel guilty. Thank you!

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