How to Activate or Deactivate Partial DND?

My yesterday’s blog post on what is National Do Not Disturb and how to register/deregister received a good response and I decided to do a follow up post of Partial-DND.

As mentioned in the earlier post, with the activation of DND you will stop getting any kind of telecommunication from various companies.
Now if you registered for this service, then you will also not receive sms for  Travel Notifications from yatra or Delivery Status from Flipkart.

To ensure you keep getting messages from companies you desire to be connected with, you can activate partial-DND.

Partial DND will ensure that you get calls from your preferred categories only and that too only between 9am to 9pm.

There are seven categories into which the message senders are divided into:

  1. Banking / Insurance / Financial Products
  2. Real Estate
  3. Education
  4. Health
  5. Consumer Goods / Automobiles
  6. Communication / Broadcasting / Entertainment / IT
  7. Tourism & Leisure

Update – List has been updated as pointed out by Amit. Thanks.

So if you would like to activate Partial DND for Flipkart then you will have to do the following:

Send SMS to 1909 – START 5

You can deactivate for a particular category by doing the following:

Send SMS to 1909 – STOP <Category Number>

Hope you find this helpful. If not do let me know…

Written by Piyush Agarwal

Piyush Agarwal is a part-time freelance webdesigner who loves to play with design and the web around. You can check out his designs on Technix Designs. He is also into Theatre and Photography.

14 Responses to How to Activate or Deactivate Partial DND?

  1. shriram says:

    hi, thanks for a useful article. My question is, as someone who sends information via bulk sms to a select number of registered users, how can i make my sms as coming from the education channel, so my users can choose the partial category for education and recieve the sms?

    please respond to my email id, thanks!@

    • Piyush Agarwal says:

      @Shriram – Glad you found the article helpful. I understand your concern but I am not sure. If I am not wrong most businesses have to be registered under one these categories that caters to their business. If you are a business enterprise then this should not be difficult. But if you are just an individual who sends such SMS then I do not think you can avail the Partial DND service. Your subscribers will have to be deregister from DND service to get your messages. Would dig more as I am not so sure right now.

      • shriram says:

        okay, thanks! let me know if something comes up

        • Piyush Agarwal says:

          sure…will drop you a mail in case I come across something.

          • VSS Rajan says:

            Dear Sir,

            Good Afternoon.
            It seems you have lot of knowledge over Way2sms as well as LARGE heart to help others.

            Sir,. I am not ale to get the Msgs sent through by my fiends.
            I have talked to my Mobile provider, Airtel .. He says, no issue from their side. DND is activated except for No. 6.

            I wrote REPEATED mails to way2sms, but no response at all.

            Can yu pl. suggst any remedy ?? I will be so………. THANKFUL to you sir . My mobile is [Number Removed] regd at New Delhi

            With very Kind Regards,

  2. amit says:


    Is your classification correct?

    As per vodafone site (, the classifications are different

    1. Banking / Insurance / Financial Products /Credit cards 2. Real Estate 3. Education 4. Health 5. Consumer goods and automobiles 6. Communication / Broadcasting / Entertainment / IT 7. Tourism and Leisure

    Can you check and confirm

  3. Suvinay says:

    Hi, Thanks for the info. Is it possible for friends and relatives to selectively disable the DND so that they can receive messages sent by me from free sms sites such as indyarocks, 160by2 or way2sms? As of now I am unable to use these services to send msgs to folks who have DND activated.

  4. Parshva says:

    what should i do to get sms from way2sms site and other site like facebook and also from google…

    pls reply to my email id

  5. prateek says:

    what should i do that i start getting sms from way2sms site on my DND ACTIVATED NUMBER. reply on my email….

  6. fasi says:

    i have sent many times to START DND to 1909 but im getting msg as YOU HAVE ENTERED THE WRONG WORD. PLEASE ENTER THE CORRECT KEY WORD AND SEND IT TO 1909.. Ple solve my Problm.

  7. abhinesh says:

    sir …
    im not getting alerts from the mail to mobile…how can i get sir..pls send me mail to my mail id

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