Activate DND (Do Not Disturb), Check Status & Register complaint

DND

Few months ago, I moved from Airtel to Idea and suddenly I started getting a lot of telemarketing calls. It wasted a lot of my time as I was under the impression, DND was active on my account.

It turned out that Airtel removed me from DND when I decided to get away from them. Among telemarketing calls, there were calls from Airtel also.

Check Status

You may call 1909 to enquire current status and know your NDNC registration date.

I prefer the online way. You can check DND status online using this official link http://www.nccptrai.gov.in/nccpregistry/search.misc for any number!

Below is what I saw for my number:

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As you can see, DND was de-activated on my number on January 9, 2014. I switched from Airtel to Idea around same date.

Does it happen always? Do you expect DND to get deactivated when you switch from one provider to another provider? Not sure. I have one more number and when we switched it from BSNL to Idea, it’s DND remained active!

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If you are getting calls from number starting with 0140 then you may not be on DND or getting a call from somebody who doesn’t respect DND!

Activate DND (Do Not Disturb)

As I was removed from DND, I had to activate it again.

To Stop ALL Calls

Send SMS with the message Start 0 to 1909.

You can will get a reply by SMS asking for confirmation. Send another message with a letter Y to confirm.

If you don’t like typing, you can also call 1909 from your mobile and follow instructions.

To allow calls of particular category

Category selection 0 in Start 0 blocks all categories. If you wan’t to allow some categories only, below is a list of category numbers.

  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

To allow category specific calls, type Start 1 for Banking/Insurance, etc category.

You can specify multiple category as well by typing Start 1,2 in SMS.

Register a complaint

If DND is active on your number and you are still getting calls, you can register a complaint about calls to your service provider.I was under the impression that complaints need to be made directly to TRAI or some government authority.

By SMS

You can send a SMS to 1909 in following format to register your complain.

the unsolicited commercial communication, XXXXXXXXXX, dd/mm/yy

Or another format:

COMP TEL NO XXXXXXXXXX, dd/mm/yy, Time hh:mm

Replace XXXXXXXXXX by number from which you received call and dd/mm/yy and hh:mm with date & time, respectively.

Check complaint status

You will get a complaint number, whose status can be tracked online from http://www.nccptrai.gov.in/nccpregistry/UccSearch.misc

Android App

There is an Android App to register complains easily here. (thanks anantshri)

Important Notes

If you are moving from one service provider to another service provider, under MNP (mobile number portability) scheme. and you suddenly starts getting a lot of telemarketing calls, it’s better to check your number’s DND status online.

Links: Check DNS Status | Track Complaint Status

Source: Most info in this article can be found on official site – http://www.nccptrai.gov.in/nccpregistry/

[Status Scam] Girl expelled From school when she Updated her Status on Facebook

Do you see any update saying see this girl got expelled from school based on something she wrote as her status update ? Well, that is once again a scam.

Truth is nobody got expelled, nothing happened its just one more scam on Facebook these days. Have a look at the image below, you may recognize the image. 🙂

I clicked on that link, as promised it didn’t show anything similar to the status update. Instead it took me to another page where I was asked to fill some surveys. I didn’t click on any of them still it posted that message on my wall.

The number of scams are increasing every single day. The best solution is to never like or click on such messages and keep deleting useless applications from you application dashboard on Facebook.

Do share your views with me. What do you think? Any solution to such problems ?

BuddyPress Kaltura Media Component for BuddyPress version 1.1

Important: All information regarding this project is moved to new portal – mediabp.com. Comments are closed here. You can use this new support forum.


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This post is to announce a big update to BuddyPress Kaltura Media Plugin which makes it compatible with BuddyPress version 1.1.x.

This feature was in so much demand that we added support for it ahead of time. It was originally planned for release towards the end of this month.

This new release have widget support for:

  • Recently Added Pictures
  • Recently Added Videos

You can configure number of pictures/videos that will show.

You can see widget in action here – http://bp.rtcamp.in/bp1.1/

You can download new release from this page.  Look for highest version in 1.1.x series. As of now its 1.1.

Link: WordPress Repo Page | Download Page | Direct zip file link for v1.1