Do Not Disturb

I am  in the middle of an important  work or waiting for some call and I do get a call on my cell phone. Guessing it may be important, I lift only to hear a lady’s sweet voice trying to sell plots near the new Shamshabad airport, Hyderabad.
The plots are near the new airport sir. Life time opportunity sir. …..”
Arey Shamshabad ki amma, mujhe nahi chahiye plot airport ki paas, next I try to tell her this, she does not stop.
“It’s very near to the FabCity sir…. “ Tere FabCity jaaye Musi Mein
“You can pay in easy installments…” I am waiting for an interview call . If I get job I will pay your easy  installments. Still no stopping hmm
“First 100 buyers get east facing plot  plus ….” I can’t take it anymore
The bullet has been released and only to stop it is either shout or cut the call. You get frustrated and the caller too depressed. But still this continues…

Now these days the calls are automated and you even can’t shout at someone.

Is there any way to stop this  menace . yes to a large extent.
Register your mobile Number in the National Do Not Call (NDNC) Registry.

  1. SMS “START DND to 1909 from any mobile
  2. Call 1909

It does not cost anything for the message. and the service is also free. Please remember.

Do Not Disturb

OR For Airtel Mobiles and Landlines you can register  at this  web address

Idea Cellular click here

Hutch click here

To check whether your mobile or landline is registered in the NDNC , please check the following link

After getting registered in the NDNC Registry, you are missing these calls then you can SMS “STOP DND” to 1909 for de-registration

From the NDNC website:

The primary objective of the National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC Registry) is to curb Unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC). UCC has been defined as “any message, through telecommunications service, which is transmitted for the purpose of informing about,or soliciting or promoting any commercial transaction in relation to goods, investments or services which a subscriber opts not to receive, but, does not include, —-

(i) any message (other than promotional message) relating to a service or financial transaction under a specific contract between the parties to such contract;or

(ii) any messages relating to charities, national campaigns or natural calamities transmitted on the directions of the Government or agencies authorized by it for the said purpose;

(iii) messages transmitted, on the directions of the Government or any authority or agency authorized by it, in the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality.”

The NDNC Registry will be a data base having the list of all telephone numbers of the subscribers who do not want to receive UCC.After the establishment of NDNC registry, Telephone subscriber (Landline or mobile) who does not wish to receive UCC, can register their telephone number with their telecom service provider for inclusion in the NDNC. Telecom Service Provider shall upload the telephone number to the NDNC within 45 days of receipt. The Telemarketer will have to verify their calling telephone numbers list with the NDNC registry before making a call. To discourage the telemarketers who make calls to the numbers registered in Do Not Call List, a provision has been made whereby Rs.500/ – shall be payable by the telemarketer to the service provider for every first unsolicited commercial communication (UCC) and Rs.1000/- shall be payable for subsequent UCC. There is a provision for disconnection of the telemarketer telephone number / telecom resource if the UCC is sent even after levy of Rs.500/- & Rs.1000/- tariff. In case of non-compliance to the Telecom Unsolicited Commercial Communications Regulations, 2007, the Service Provider is also liable to pay an amount by way of financial disincentive, not exceeding Rs.5000/- for first non-compliance of the regulation and in case of second or subsequent such non-compliance, an amount not exceeding Rs.20,000/- for each such non-compliance.

Last week I received a call on the office extension( not leaving me even here) from a bank giving Lifetime Free Credit Cards. She started off in a flier before I could say  something.
“It’s a free Lifetime credit card sir” ….
I stopped her in the middle somehow and said I am a contract employee.
” No problem sir, we need your  payslips”
” I recently joined, even I did not get my access card”
” Then… I call you back after talking to our manager”
” Please do call ” (Don’t call again)


3 thoughts on “Do Not Disturb

  1. Haha! nice one ra. Informative. It quite shows your research on what the DND service is about. But alas this doesn’t work in many cases. I’ve registered on NDNC the very day the service was announced by TRAI. I still get at least one sales call/sms (mostly from unorganized/local sellers though)every day.

    The best way to keep these away is to avoid leaving your phone number/business card in malls, apparel showrooms etc. These guys might make you sign a privilege membership or sth of tat kind. The membership includes accepting to receive promotional messages/calls.

    ah! Please do not disturb!

    • Yeah, We should avoid giving the numbers at the malls and other events like the lucky draws. We end up getting repeated messages

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