BSNL Bars ISD for Prepaid Connections

BSNL has officially announced that international callings will be pre-deactivated on all new prepaid connections as per TRAI directives. Existing prepaid customers will be informed via SMS regarding this.

But best part is those who like to continue enjoying ISD services, can easily activate ISD services by sending SMS. Just send ‘ACT ISD’ to 53733. To deactivate send ‘DEACT ISD’ to 53733

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  • TABARAK MOHAMMED - DUBAI December 18, 2014 1:47 pm

    What is the key word for activating ISD on prepaid mobile in Karnataka circle?

  • saurabh Saha - deoghar August 25, 2014 2:49 pm

    The write msg is HELP ACTISD. send it to 53733.

  • Vinay March 27, 2014 3:30 pm

    bsnl liar changed its ivrs, to activate Isd on bsnl prepaid pls type ISD Y and send that to 52271

    • JAI June 2, 2014 2:18 pm

      great. looks like 52271 works for ISD

    • Faizan August 4, 2014 1:16 pm

      Thnks vinay.. its 52271 wch wrks

  • MATHEW JOHN March 11, 2014 12:40 pm

    hi,
    I request to ‘ACT ISD’ to 53733 for several time in my prepaid mo-bail but information back to me invalid. If Customer care numbers are invalid, then why you have given such numbers, helpless people.

  • Sam September 14, 2013 11:00 am

    what is the SMS number for Bhubaneswar to activate ISD? Can somebody help?

  • Binod kumar Shrivastava March 27, 2013 11:23 am

    Dear sir,
    I request to ‘ACT ISD’ to 53733 for several time in my prepaid mo-bail but information back to me invalid. If Customer care numbers are invalid, then why you have given such numbers, helpless people.
    KINDLY RECEIVE OR RESPONDS TO OUR CALLS TO THE CUSTOMER CARE.
    WE ARE TRYING FOR ABOUT 8-10 DAYS CONTINUOUSLY BUT GETTING NO REPLY.
    B.K.Shrivastava, Ramgarh, Jarkhand

  • paulmarr February 5, 2013 3:12 pm

    thanks . great help for ISD activation.

  • Wangsuk Dapru January 2, 2013 10:00 am

    Is that the real solution…what about the customers who will activate ISD…will the miss call menace stop…how about the similar menace starting with STD/LOCAL Calls…what will they do do then de-active STD/Local calls also…
    real solution would have been barring these CLIs immediately and then identify the operator and country and highlight it to them and still if this dosen’t stop bar calls to that operator with specific problematic PLMNs only

  • Lolachan January 2, 2013 12:22 am

    Due to bulshit behaviour of illitrate staff of existing bsnl employess ,most of the customers in Kerala thrown away their sim and land line this is due to the unclutured bsnl employess ,they will know the real story after 2 yaer,surely it will get privatizd and the salary will be redied to 30%

  • pss January 1, 2013 9:49 pm

    problem with activation.ISD still not working.

  • BP Singh January 1, 2013 7:57 pm

    @ author, For Punjab the Number is 53333, send sms “ACT ISD”
    pls update accordingly.

  • Arun December 31, 2012 10:22 pm

    Every state has different keyword . In karnataka its “ISD Y” to 52271 .

  • Yogesh December 31, 2012 8:11 pm

    This is gud.
    Will prevent my Father(only elders use BSNL these days..lolz) from calling back to unknown numbers from Pakistan, Nigeria.:-)

    • Salmander January 1, 2013 9:01 am

      lol i’m not an elder. you use docomo? try using it in certain parts of Kallar.

      • Yogesh January 1, 2013 4:47 pm

        At least In UP ..I find all other better than BSNL.
        I dunno why elders have affinity towards those Sarkari things…

        I remember the days when people use to make 1 KM long queue outside Exchange for BSNL sim and even there had been instances if “lathicharge” in past for same

  • Nirakar Panda December 31, 2012 7:56 pm

    Better late than Never. Atleast BSNL has got up from a deep sleep after several innocent customers lost their money/Prepaid Balance just by giving call to the Missed ISD calls. Even after calling to customer care, they shown their inabilty to deactivate ISD calls. So BSNL must have made a little money atleast by this….

    Thanks BSNL.

  • anoop December 31, 2012 7:56 pm

    when a govt company like bsnl follows trai regulations, it becomes sensational and anti customer news… At the same time when private operators violate the rules in daylight, ”they r protecting the interests of customers..” incredible india…

  • Benoy December 31, 2012 7:19 pm

    hi, today i complaint Tata docomo regarding that we can only call customer care once in a day.
    its the reply i received from them.

    “And also note that as per TRAI rules you can connect to the customer
    care number only once in a day. I request you to check the same.”

    hello Sanjay / Srikapardhi / Rudradeep,
    can you please confirm me the same.

  • SKP December 31, 2012 6:08 pm

    Good. Bye Bye to cash looting fake ISD calls.

  • Tharun George December 31, 2012 6:01 pm

    You didn’t tell the reason of ISD bar by Trai.

    This is due to international miscall trap and sms trap. When customer calls back those numbers without knowing its ISD they loose all the balance in account. So trai told every operator to stop pre-activated ISD facility.

  • AsitPaul December 31, 2012 5:35 pm

    Invalid Key word.
    Sms

  • zeeshan December 31, 2012 5:05 pm

    Good. BSNL is always best.