How To Activate/Deactivate DND Services in Vi

Do you want to enjoy Vi Do Not Disturb services? But, you don’t know to activate or deactivate Vodafone idea DND Services. Don’t worry, I will show you the full process to manage your Vi DND services.

There could be various methods to activate DND services in Vi like USSD Code, Short Code, online or using the official Vi mobile app. In this article, I will be covering up everything regarding the Vodafone idea do not disturb services.


You can also deactivate the DND service to stop receiving unwanted promotional or company offers calls and SMS on your Vi mobile number. Sometimes, the users get frustrated with the unwanted calls or other types of notifications such as messages, email, pop-up messages etc. So, it’s become important to block these unwanted calls.

How To Activate DND Service in Vi (Vodafone idea)

There are three ways to start Vi DND service which includes SMS, call and the Vi mobile app method. Here, I will be explaining all the methods. So, let’s get started.

Steps To Activate DND in Vi By Sending SMS

  • First, open your messaging app.
  • Create a new message and type in this format: START <Option Number>
  • After typing the SMS in the correct format, send it to 1909.
  • For example, START 1 to 1909.
  • For option number details, read the table given below.
  • Make you are sending the SMS from your Vi SIM.
  • At last, you will receive a confirmation message.
  • Done.

Kindly go through the table below to know what number you have to give in the message format. In short, the number starts from 0 (Zero) to 7 (Seven) for various categories or sectors for which we get promotional updates. See the table for full details:

Vi DND ServicesSMS Formats
Banking/Finance/Insurance/Credit CardsSTART 1
Real State/PropertySTART 2
EducationSTART 3
Health/Fitness/BodybuildingSTART 4
Consumer Goods or Products & AutomobileSTART 5
Vodafone idea Products & Services/IT/Broadcasting/EntertainmentSTART 6
Tourism & LeisureSTART 7
Block All The DND ServiceSTART 0

As you can see the numbers listing from 1 to 0 showing their respective DND categories or sectors. You have to select the desired sector and find the number associated with it. If you want to enable DND for several categories then send the message in this format, START <Option1 No.>, <Option2 No.>, <Option3 No.>. For example, START 1,2,3.

Activate Vodafone idea DND Using Vi Mobile App

  1. Download the Vi mobile app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Install and launch the Vi app.
  3. Log in to the app via your vi mobile number.
  4. After OTP verification, you will be logged in to your Vi account.
  5. Go to the “My Account” option and click on the DND option.
  6. Choose the category and hit the “Submit” option.
  7. Your DND service will start within 4 to 5 days.
  8. Done.

Start Vi DND Service By Calling IVRS Number

  1. Take your phone.
  2. Dial this vi dnd number 1909.
  3. Make sure that you are calling from your Vi number.
  4. Listen to the instructions said on the call.
  5. Follow the commands to activate DND via this IVRS call.
  6. That’s it, done.

This is an IVRS call so you don’t need to do any technical task, just listen to the instructions and reply to them by pressing the suitable number on the phone’s keypad.

How To Deactivate Vi DND Service

There are two ways through which you can deactivate DND Service in Vi. The first method is by sending an SMS and the seconds way is stopping all DND calls and messages online.

Steps To Deactivate DND in Vi

  1. Create a new message.
  2. Type “START 0” in the message field.
  3. Send the message to 1909.
  4. Now, all your promotional calls will be fully blocked.
  5. If you want to block a particular category like Health.
  6. For blocking Health-related calls, send STOP 4.
  7. Follow the same process to block other categories.
  8. To find the category number, see the table above.
  9. Done, enjoy.

Steps To Stop Vodafone idea (Vi) DND Online

  1. Visit this Vi portal URL:
  2. Enter your Vodafone Idea mobile number.
  3. Click on the “Send OTP” option.
  4. Enter the received OTP and submit it.
  5. Finally, confirm your DND deactivation proposal.
  6. That’s it, done.


So, these were the methods to manage your Vi DND service. You can easily either activate or deactivate the Do Not Disturb Service in Vi (Vodafone Idea). I have explained all the possible ways to manage DND calls or messages on your Vi number.

Note that you don’t need to pay any charge for starting do not service. It’s absolutely free and if you are not sure about, you can always check your Vi balance to make sure that the dnd service is free or not.

You can also file a complaint online through the Vi official site if you face any problem or issue related to DND calls or messages on your number. You can also call the Vi Customer Care Number for more details.

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