Thursday, March 6, 2014

Airtel : To Stop VAS ( Value Added Services) through USSD or SMS | Stop Facebook text notification

TRAI has implemented many strict rules in telecom industry which is applicable to all mobile networks including Airtel

One of the significant regulation is related to subscription and deactivation of VAS (Value Added Services) like monthly dialer tunes,sports news, astrology etc.

TRAI has strictly announced that VAS should be able to deactivated or stopped by the customer itself just by sending SMS or calling to an automated registered number.

For Airtel, the following steps should be done in-order to stop VAS.

Method 1 : Through USSD 
Step 1:
Dial *121*5# in your mobile phone with Airtel Simcard

Step 2:
Press Call Button.

Step 3:
You will get a list of VAS subscribed by you. You just need to choose the correct option that you have to stop.

Step 4:
After Choosing the correct option , you will get a notification that VAS is stopped.

Method 2:Through SMS

Step 1:
SMS  STOP to 121

Step 2:
You will receive the list of VAS subscribed by you.

Step 3:
Reply the appropriate number .For example 1 for Dialer tune , 2 for cricket score

Step 4:
You will get a notification message that the VAS is stopped.

To stop / deactivate / cancel facebook text notification to mobile phone :

For stopping Airtel Facebook text notification , send an sms STOP to 40405

It is our right to not to be disturbed unnecessarily be mobile networks. But we have to be little conscious that what we are doing with our mobile phone. Thats it.