All of us need our smartphone daily, to perform a wide range of activities such as making phone calls, using data to surf the internet, book cabs, send WhatsApp messages, conduct video calls – the list is literally endless. It is easy to conclude that smartphones have made our lives easier than it had been before.
But, amidst so many helpful services and capabilities, there is one problem that all of us, or at least most of us have faced, often on a regular basis – spam calls. Ask anyone around you about how annoyed they get at spam calls, and you will surely hear a number of stories of why or when a spam call ended up affecting their concentration or peace of mind.
So, how can you get rid of these spam calls? Read on to find out.
Before we dig a bit deeper and avoid these spam calls effectively, you should understand which kind of phone calls can be flagged as spam calls.
Spam Calls from Salespersons
A spam call is a phone call where the person is making similar type of calls, with similar messages, in an attempt to gain information from you or just to use your contact number as a sales lead. These telemarketing platforms can also send SMS to get more visibility from you.
While spam calls can essentially help you, for example, if you wish to take a bank loan or get more information about an educational institution or an MBA course or a life insurance scheme that you had not heard of – they are still considered to be very disturbing, and most people would simply like to avoid them in the first place.
Spam Calls from Fraudsters
Spam calls can also be potentially harmful in nature, where the person can invariably steal your personal information, bank account, card details and more, and use them against you to siphon off money from your account, or just steal your data.
You should be careful whenever you encounter such calls, and always remember that your bank officials will never ask for your bank account details over the phone. If anyone does, then the person is probably a fraudster who is acting as a bank official.
How to Register your Airtel Mobile Number for DND Activation?
Here’s how you can register your postpaid or prepaid number as a DND number, which will give you a significantly better mobile phone experience.
To activate DND on your phone through the Airtel website, follow these few steps:
- Go to the Airtel DND website
- Scroll down to the big red tiled section which says ‘Click here’
- Enter your 10-digit Airtel phone number into the space provided, and click on ‘Get OTP’
- Now you will receive an OTP (one time password) on your phone, through an SMS
- In the new screen, select ‘Stop All’
To get DND on your mobile number, by sending an SMS or by making a call, you can avail the following steps:
- Through SMS – Send the message ‘START 0’ to the number 1909, which will enable DND
- Through phone call – Call 1909 from your registered 10-digit Airtel mobile number and follow the instructions that the automated voice recorder tells you.
Make a Complaint with your Prepaid/Postpaid Number
If you still keep receiving unverified SMS and spam calls all through the day, even after registering for a DND, then you can go to the complaint section of the Airtel DND website and register a complaint there.
Now with these spam calls out of the way you can finally experience your postpaid or prepaid plan facilities on your smartphone worry free.