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.
How to stop unwanted SMS in India : This unified numbers and process to stop such marketing related messages is same for all service providers (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)
1. 1 for Banking, Insurance and all Financial Products, Credit Cards Insurance.
2. 2 for Real Estate
3. 3 for Education related SMS.
4. 4 for Health
5. 5 for Consumer Goods & Automobiles
6. 6 for Communication, Broadcasting and Entertainment
7. 7 for Tourism
If you want to allow again SMS which has been blocked after above process
Just type STOP 1 and send to 1909. You will get blocked categories SMS’s again.
Start and Stop such services can be just making a call to 1909 using any SIM.