Join Do Not Call Registry and stop telemarketing phone calls, SMS, and emails. Do pesky telemarketers call up you mobile phone to sell you car loans, credit cards or unbelievable deals for petty commissions. In a major initiative to stop telemarketing calls, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has started the National Do Not Call Registry of India. Any mobile or landline subscriber who does not wish to receive telemarketing calls, can request their telephone number be included in the NDNC Registry. Here are some ways to block unsolicited calls from top mobile operators and private banks in India.
Join the Do Not Call Registry
The primary objective of the National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC Registry) is to curb Unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC). The NDNC Registry will store a data base with all subscriber telephone numbers who opted for the service. The Telemarketer will have to verify their calling telephone numbers list with the NDNC registry before making a call or face a fine of Rs 500 per call/message and defaulter telemarketers might face disconnection of telecom service also.
Customers can make such requests free of cost. The telecom service provider will acknowledge the request within ten days. All promotional calls and messages to your phone will stop within 45 days from registration. Subscriber may confirm whether their number is included in the NDNC registry home page.
Airtel supports the Do Not Disturb registry. Airtel Postpaid or Prepaid Mobile customers can SMS “START DND” to 121. You will receive a Unique Reference Number by SMS, for your records. Airtel Broadband and Telephone Services customer can call Customer Care at 121 from your Airtel landline phone and place your request. You will receive a Unique Reference Number, for your records.
If you wish to stop receiving such communication and want to register yourself on the NDNC registry, simply send SMS “STOP 0” to 1909 or fill in the following form.
Should you desire to stop receiving such communication from Idea, all you need to do is to fill the form. The fine print say they require 30 working days to remove your number from the telemarketing lists.
The MTNL Delhi service takes you to fill a form on the Unified Call Center web Portal which asks for your LandLine / CDMA / GSM No. or Customer Account No.
If you do not wish to be informed about deals through telephone calls or by SMS, you can unsubscribe from such communication by filling up the form. They will stop call within 30 days from the date of submission.
If you do not wish to be disturbed by unsolicited calls from Tata Indicom, simply SMS START DND to 1909 (toll free) or go here
If you do not wish to be disturbed by unsolicited calls from ICICI Bank, they appreciate your privacy and you can please register your phone number(s) that you want excluded from the telemarketing list. Fill the Do Not Call form.
If you wish to block your contact details from their marketing list, fill the form and your request will be executed within 30 days from the date of submission.
Standard Chartered Bank
Use the Do Not Call form provided below and register your phone number(s) that you want excluded from our telemarketing list.
If you wish to block your contact details from their marketing list, fill the form.
You can inform Citibank that you do not wish to be contacted for any promotions or products. They run ‘You Choose’, an initiative that has been designed keeping in mind and you can choose the Do Not Disturb option so as not to receive any unsolicited e-mails or calls on your mobile.
If you wish to block your contact details from their marketing list, fill the Do Not Call Registration Form.
HDFC also offers a Do Not Call form. You will continue to receive your account statements and other important advices and information relating to transactions on your account. Only the phone / mobile no. / email-id provided above will be excluded from our marketing lists. The fine print reads that Office / Corporate Board Nos will not be registered for “Do Not Call”. Also, you may receive a call to reconfirm your registration request for “Do not call”.
ABN AMRO Bank
You can exclude yourself from the telemarketing services by filling in the Do Not Call form. They need 30 days to remove your details from telemarketing lists. To ensure privacy, the details provided by you on the form would be confidential.
I just sent an SMS to my mobile operator Airtel and instantly got a SMS with a reference number. Now I need to wait for 45 days while my phone number gets deleted from telemarketing lists. This is a great step by the government to stop these irritating calls and text messages.