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Ok, here is the thing , i called up Airtel and asked them to add my prepaid number to the do not disturb list, which basically means i dont want the SMSes and the calls they keep spamming me with. I dont want to download a Salman Khan song on his birthday or a Priyanka Chopra Ringtone on hers. The funny stuff is that it says FREE everywhere and at the end it says call charges Rs.6 or Rs.12 per minute.
I just want to get rid of the ads that i get. 1 month ago i was told that prepaid customers would not opt for Do not disturb, but yesterday i was told the “Solution”.

SMS UNSUB to 170 (toll free) to get rid of Airtel Spam Messages and enrol yourself for DO NOT DISTURB.

The customer care guy told me it would take 5 days. He asked me if i would not like to receive the service promotions (LOL, what promotions, blatant and shameless advertising i said) , i said yes. Hopefully after 5 days i would be a much happier man :)

Airtel’s site’s stance on the Do Not Disturb thing :

Do not disturb :: Postpaid
If you are a Postpaid customer and you wish to register or unregister from our Do Not Disturb list, kindly register yourself on “My Account” on the home page. Your request will take 48 hours to be implemented.

:: Prepaid
If you are a Prepaid customer and you wish to register or unregister from our Do Not Disturb list, kindly call our 24 hour customer service at 121 from your Airtel mobile and place your request. Your request will take 48 hours to be implemented.

:: Landline
If you are a landline customer and you wish to register or unregister from our Do Not Disturb list, kindly call our 24 hour customer service at 121 from your Airtel landline and place your request. Your request will take 48 hours to be implemented.

But i can assure you, i as a Airtel Delhi prepaid customer was told to SMS UNSUB to 170.