Annoying sms popup messages

Jithin Emmanuel

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May 2, 2012
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Hi,
Ever since I started using a smart phone, I have been receiving popup like sms messages. My previous phone was not a smart phone and I was not.receiving these. Please refer this image



Sometimes 3-4 messages come in one shot and they are sent from number 50.
Can anyone please tell me who is sending these and how can I disable them?
 

Sushubh

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Oct 29, 2004
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are you subscribed to DND? :D i do not get these type of promotional popups from airtel on my phone.
 

sanke1

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Aug 1, 2005
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Send a SMS to 1909 by typing this: Start 0
 


Jithin Emmanuel

Newbie
[OP]
May 2, 2012
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are you subscribed to DND? :D

i do not get these type of promotional popups from airtel on my phone.
I am already subscribed to DND. SMS'ing START 0 to 1909 confirms this. Still I am getting this messages from number 50. So I called Airtel again and they registered a complaint. Supposed to be rectified by May 3rd.

I am trying to learn who is the source of these SMS
 

iChaitanya

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Nov 28, 2005
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I am trying to learn who is the source of these SMS
These are flash messages. airtel's dedicated spam team is the source.

I'm experiencing these kinds of messages on my dad's newly bought Idea no. on which DND is fully activated. These telecos think we're fools.
 

anilsethi04

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Jun 20, 2010
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after dnd register if u still get promotional sms.then don't tell anything to them.according to TRAI complain there. they will fine him about 10 lakh+ and u also get some money :)I got this from past adv, I forget.
 


Jithin Emmanuel

Newbie
[OP]
May 2, 2012
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after dnd register if u still get promotional sms.
then don't tell anything to them.
according to TRAI complain there. they will fine him about 10 lakh+
and u also get some money :)
I got this from past adv, I forget.

How do I complain? Also when I went to Airtel page to complain Untitled Document I am being asked my DND registration number which I lost.
In the same page when I gave a wrong number I was given this "In case you've forgotten your DND registration number, simply SMS My DND to 121 from your phone to retrieve it."
My send the SMS I got a reply that it is not a valid option. How else can I retrieve this number?
 

Jithin Emmanuel

Newbie
[OP]
May 2, 2012
11
0
after dnd register if u still get promotional sms.
then don't tell anything to them.
according to TRAI complain there. they will fine him about 10 lakh+
and u also get some money :)
I got this from past adv, I forget.

after dnd register if u still get promotional sms.
then don't tell anything to them.
according to TRAI complain there. they will fine him about 10 lakh+
and u also get some money :)
I got this from past adv, I forget.

How do I complain? Also when I went to Airtel page to complain Untitled Document I am being asked my DND registration number which I lost.
In the same page when I gave a wrong number I was given this "In case you've forgotten your DND registration number, simply SMS My DND to 121 from your phone to retrieve it."
My send the SMS I got a reply that it is not a valid option. How else can I retrieve this number?
 

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