How to stop Telemarketing Calls

By | May 3, 2010

I hope you have enjoyed my previous post on funny telemarketing calls.  This post will guide you on stopping telemarketing calls.   After I got the credit card, these annoying calls have increased in number. I was aware of “National Do Not Call Registry,” but never tried it. As the calls increased to 4-5 a day, I registered for NDNC and surprisingly never received a marketing call thereafter.

What is “National Do Not Call Registry” ?

The NDNC Registry is a database having the list of all telephone numbers of the subscribers who do not want to receive Unsolicited Commercial Communication (UCC). 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 or directly as mentioned below. Telecom Service Provider shall upload the telephone number to the NDNC within 45 days of receipt. The telemarketers will have to verify their calling telephone numbers list with the NDNC registry before making a call.

How to register for it?
Dial 1909 or SMS to 1909 with message ‘START DND‘ (remove quotes).

Register for it and get rid of annoying telemarketing calls.

Do Not call Registry of other countries:

Do Not Call Registry is also maintained by several other countries.  Below is a list of countries and their websites to help the international visitors/subscribes of my blog.

New Zealand:

3 thoughts on “How to stop Telemarketing Calls

  1. Manohar Kapoor

    Your write-up is very useful, indeed. For my mobile, I got registered for NDNC by contacting on 1909. You say that this facility is also available for landline phones. Howver, When I contacted BSNL on 1909 for this facility, they told that it was not available with them. Kindly enlighten.

    1. Naveen Post author

      In fact, I have never tried with a landline number. I learned it from the Do Not Call Registry website.

  2. Dave

    This is an interesting post Naveen; we do have something similar here in the UK (TPS – Telephone Preference Service); however it seems to be unregulated as people/businesses that are registered on it still get calls.

    Not sure what can be done?


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