How To block unwanted calls (Spam Calls ) on Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Jio and Other Networks: In this 21st century, spam calls still remain a popular method of scamming, pranking, and even scaring people. A spam call, like a spam email, is an unsolicited or unwanted call. These unwanted phone calls seem to come at all hours. They may interrupt your work or other else. Most of the spam calls are from telecom services, and from companies providing financial services. The spam calls from telecom services are used for advertising special offers, free data, unlimited calling packs, etc. Not only are spam calls annoying, but they are also very dangerous. They may steal our pieces of information like bank account related details etc.
Most of the Smartphone has a feature of blocking particular numbers in order to avoid calls from it. Many people use this feature to avoid annoys from spam calls. But there is another way to prevent such calls from the network provider irrespective of the network you are on be it Airtel, Idea-Vodafone, Reliance Jio or any other network. Most of the people are unaware of it. This article describes the methods provided by the network provider to avoid spam calls.
Mainly three types of spam calls are there:
- Robotic Calls – These are automated, prerecorded phone calls
- Telemarketing Calls – Calls from companies looking forward to selling some of their product or services
- Fraud/Spam Calls – An entity likely pretending to be someone they’re not with malicious intent.
As per TRAI’s rule, there is a way to block such calls by activating DND services on their number. DND means Do Not Disturb. This is an initiative by TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) to save consumers from unsolicited calls/SMS. If a person registers his/her mobile number, then it would be illegal for telemarketers to send any sort of unsolicited SMS or calls on those numbers.
Block Spam Calls – By Using Call
By the following steps, you have to block spam calls by a call
- Open the dial of your phone
- Dial 1909 and follow the instruction to activate the DND services
Block Spam Calls – By Using SMS
By the following steps, you have to block spam calls by SMS
- Go to the ‘Messaging app’ on your phone
- Create a new message and type START<space> 0
Send it to 1909