Smartphones have made our lives easier. At the same time, promotional messages or SMS from companies like Airtel, Vodafone, Safaricom, etc. (except those which tell us about discount codes) have cluttered our devices and become a nuisance. These messages not only occupy space on your phone but also waste a lot of time as we end up checking our phone whenever a message pops up. The need of the hour is to deactivate promotional messages and block these services immediately.
If you receive lots of spam messages on your smartphone, you are probably wondering how to stop those spam texts from flooding your inbox. These are some ways to unsubscribe from unwanted promotional and offers-related messages.
1. How to Stop Promotional Message from Airtel
2. How to Stop Promotional Message from Jio
3. How to Stop Promotional Message from Vodafone-Idea
4. How to Stop Promotional Message from Foodpanda
5. How to Stop Promotional Message from Domino's Pizza
6. How to Stop Promotional Message from Pizza Hut
7. How to Stop Promotional Message from Payback
8. How to Stop Promotional Message from BYJU'S
9. How to Stop Promotional Message from Uber
10. How to Stop Promotional Message from Ola Cabs
11. How to Stop Promotional Message from Box8
12. How to Stop Promotional Message from MakeMyTrip
13. How to Stop Promotional Message from Myntra
14. How to Stop Promotional Message from LifeStyle
15. How to Stop Promotional Message from Mobikwik
16. How to Stop Promotional Message from Lenskart
17. How to Stop Promotional Message from Policybazaar
18. How to Stop Promotional Message from Medlife
Block or Unsubscribe from Promotional Messages
How to Stop Promotional Message from Airtel
If you are an Airtel user, then you can go here and register your number for DND service. You may also send "START 0" to 1909 from your Airtel-registered mobile number. It takes at least 72 hours but be patient for 7 days. If you are still receiving those messages, file a complaint to TRAI.
How to Stop Promotional Message from Jio
With more affordable plans, Jio has become the first choice of the middle-class people. Even high-class families are using Jio's network for daily usage. If you are receiving too many frustrating messages from Jio, you can activate the DND service.
Activate DND using MyJio App as follows:
- Sign-in to MyJio.
- Select 'Settings' from the 'Menu’ option and tap on ‘Service Settings’.
- Select 'Do not Disturb' and choose your DND preference and tap on ‘Submit’ to activate the DND.
Activate DND from Jio.com:
- Log in to Jio.com.
- Click on 'Settings' on the home page.
- Under ‘Do not disturb’ section, select your DND preference and tap on ‘Submit’ to activate the DND.
How to Stop Promotional Message from Vodafone-Idea
Vodafone has been the first choice of many people from a long time. Many are emotionally attached with Vodafone. Now with its merger with Idea, the promotional messages have no end in sight. To activate DND for VI's promotional messages, you can click here. You can send "START 0" in an SMS to 1909 as well.
How to Stop Promotional Message from BYJU'S
BYJU'S is famous for its insistent marketing campaigns that are incomplete without non-stop texts and calls. If you are like everyone else and want to know how to stop marketing-related messages from BYJU'S, message "Optout" to 9220000119. You will immediately get a response from BYJU's team confirming your wish to not receive any more texts from the edtech venture.
How to Stop Promotional Message from Payback
Companies with a financial background tend to promote their services a lot. And Payback is one of them. Most of us are not even interested in these companies and their plans. To opt out of Payback’s SMS program, SMS ‘OPTOUT’ to 9773597735.
How to Stop Promotional Message from Foodpanda
Foodpanda is a famous food aggregator. And it has become even more popular after it was acquired by Ola. But Foodpanda's non-stop and unbelievable offers can be irritating at times. To unsubscribe from Foodpanda's messages, give a missed call at “08033509017” or type "LEAVE" and send an SMS to 9243000111.
How to Stop Promotional Message from Domino's Pizza
Too much junk food can make you unhealthy. And too many messages from Domino's Pizza can make your phone unhealthy. To unsubscribe from Domino's Pizza's promotional notifications, message "DOM UNSUB" to 5607 061.
How to Stop Promotional Message from Pizza Hut
As a rival to Dominos, you cannot expect Pizza Hut to not send you any promotional messages. To activate DND for Pizza Hut, give a missed call to 08067205785.
How to Stop Promotional Message from Uber
You may use Uber daily or occasionally but Uber does not discriminate. Uber frustrates everyone with its messages. It feels good when the cab-hailing service sends coupon codes for rides but many times, it's just plain, boring advertisement . To stop receiving such messages, send Uber a note on its contact page and someone will reach out to you. You may also reply STOP to any text message you have received from Uber. However, you will not receive discount coupons once you unsubscribe from Uber.
How to Stop Promotional Message from Ola Cabs
Just like Uber, Ola Cabs is also known for frequently sending promotional messages. To stop such messages from Ola Cabs, you can reach out to Ola via its Twitter handles: @ola_supports and @olacabs. The support team will ask your number in DM and then unsubscribe you. This can be difficult for people who don’t use Twitter, but this is the only way you can unsubscribe from Ola's messages.
How to Stop Promotional Message from Box8
Box8 is like FoodPanda and other food aggregators. This company serves in selected Indian cities only. Box8's promotional messages can get annoying at times. To stop receiving notifications from Box8, send a direct message to its Twitter profile with your contact number.
How to Stop Promotional Message from MakeMyTrip
If you have used MakeMyTrip, you must be aware of how irritating the travel aggregator's SMS strategy can get at times. To stop those messages from MakeMyTrip, send an SMS ‘MMTSTOP’ to 56161. You may be unsuccessful in sending the message in the first few attempts but keep trying.
How to Stop Promotional Message from Myntra
Myntra may provide return policy without asking any questions, but it also does not ask you before bombarding your phone with promotional messages. If you want to stop notifications from Myntra simply send ‘stopmyntrasms’ to 9902099020.
How to Stop Promotional Message from LifeStyle
Everyone likes the fashion accessories and sales LifeStyle holds every other day. But reminding shoppers of sales festivities consistently is a bit too much to handle. So to stop messages from LifeStyle, give a missed call to 080-39275834.
How to Stop Promotional Message from Mobikwik
Smartphone users tend to have at least one mobile wallet app installed on their device. Some people prefer Mobikwik. However, whether you switch to a new wallet or not, Mobikwik sends a lot of promotional messages once you subscribe to its app. If you don’t want to get irritated by such messages, visit Mobikwik's website, login, and then check the footer section for 'unsubscribe', The link is only visible to logged-in users.
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How to Stop Promotional Message from Lenskart
Lenskart is a great platform for all spectacles-related needs. It offers an astounding range of glasses and contact lens. Lenskart markets so many discount codes offline. But once you register to its discounts, the actual terms and conditions come to the fore. You will then be subjected to several promotional messages day and night. To stop such messages from Lenskart, send “LENS” to 567678.
How to Stop Promotional Message from Policybazaar
You can buy insurance from Policybazaar. And you will need such policies because once you sign up on Policybazaar's website, its promotional messages will irritate you to death. Jokes aside, you can manage your communication preference for Policybazaar on its website.
How to Stop Promotional Message from Medlife
To stop unwarranted messages from Medlife, all you need to do is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call/Whatsapp on 8884700000 to inform Medlife about your DND requirements as well as to block calls from Medlife.
If you are still receiving promotional messages despite trying out the solutions listed above, contact TRAI.
Take the help of TRAI
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) regulates the telecommunications sector in India. You can send a message to 1909 with the details of the telemarketer: number or sender ID, last date, and time you received the message and the message content. Wait for at least 7 days and if you still receive promotional messages from the telemarketer, you can file a complaint on TRAI’s website.
You can also call on 1909 to activate the 'Do Not Disturb' (or DND) service. If you want to do it in an easier way, just download TRAI’s app.
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There are many apps available for both Android and iOS platforms which help you block these messages. One of the best apps in this category is Truecaller. It is available for Android and iOS phones.
If you want to activate the DND service of any other company, let us know in the comments. We will try to help you out. Do comment if any of the methods discussed above doesn't work. There might have been some updates on the service provider's end.