MNP : BSNL Takes The lead In Kerala, Grabs 3,53,416 Subscribers From Private Operators

Loosing the ground to grab subscribers in Pan India Mobile Number Portability, India’s National Telecom backbone Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) finally getting some good news from its Kerala telecom Circle.

BSNL today announced that it was able to grab around 3,53,416 (net gain) customers from private operators via MNP  in Kerala.

According to A.S. Sukumaran, General Manager, BSNL – Kerala, “till 17th July 2012, total 4,63,661 subscribers moved over to BSNL, while 1,1,0245 connections were ported out from BSNL.”

He further added that ” Kannur SSA of Kerala circle tops with 1,09,379 mobile connections followed by Ernakulam and Kottayam where 93865 and 37964 GSM subscribers respectively, opted BSNL vai MNP. While Alappuzha SSA had the least with just 13283 mobile subscribers opting for the facility to join BSNL.”

Presently BSNL Kerala is 2nd largest mobile service provider with over 72 lakh GSM (2G/3G) mobile subscribers.

Top 10 – Mobile Operators in Kerala  (Subscriber base-wise)

Mobile Operators (GSM/CDMA)

Subscriber Base as on 31st May 2012

Idea Cellular (GSM)

75,40,664

BSNL (GSM)

72,62,335

Vodafone (GSM)

59,78,008

Reliance (CDMA+GSM)

56,02,243

Bharti Airtel  (GSM)

38,93,000

Tata Docomo (CDMA+GSM)

24,06,801

Aircel  (GSM)

18,52,675

Uninor (GSM)

7,42,113

MTS (CDMA)

6,11,582

Videocon (GSM)

150651

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  • Mithun.M December 11, 2013 7:36 pm

    BSNL MOBILE coverage is awesome,but offers are less.there is no attractive offers for tariff,SMS & INTERNET

  • Durai December 24, 2012 1:19 pm

    your comment is very correct,

  • Vishnu October 28, 2012 8:43 am

    @Jyothish
    me too………..

  • krishnan July 21, 2012 8:03 pm

    @sachin
    BSNL is the only operator which is having the plain 1paise/1second plan as pps.All others silently increased the tariff to 1.3 or 1.5 paise airtel started…idea,vodafone followed the path.There was no publicity for increased tariff.Still in bsnl it is 1ps/1sec.The situation as BSNL is here they cant drastically increase price publicly.

    Once the state owned BSNL and MTNL is gone,they can come to a concensus and incearse the telecom tariff as now it is seen in PETROL price hike.No body will be there to check the private players.Now customer is the king,but at one day these private operators will be the king.

    Private operators are not providing faclities for service sake.They are profit oriented companies.They are giving cheap offers not to make you happy,but to stay in competition.But BSNL and MTNL are service oriented companies.They are also giving services to rural areas also as service obligation.So have some obligation towards these state owned companies and our nation.

    • Prasanth July 11, 2013 11:38 pm

      Everybody should know BSNL is a great company,but the BSNL network always complaint.I have given many complaints against the network issue but the officers did not taken any action.so what i will do?Prasanth S.Bathery

  • sachin July 20, 2012 10:06 am

    please note that bsnl never introduced any new plan like idea,tata,vodafone or uninor they just copied after private operators introduced new plans and offers and started to gain more and more customers.pls think of 30 paise per minute plan ,1 paise per second plan who introduced it ?its operators like Tata and idea.and bsnl is the last to copy that once they started to loose more and more customes@SIVA SHANKARAN

  • sachin July 20, 2012 10:02 am

    ya what u said is correct bsnl is CLEAVER.they give offers at 5paise and 10 poaise without any rent but when we go to renew that after expiry that offer wont be there.once they attract customers from all around they withdraw or modify it,pls never trust bsnl.please note that bsnl never introduced any new plan like idea,tata,or uninor they just copied after private operators introduced new plans and offers and started to gain more and more customers.pls think Mr Krishnadas….. @Krishnaprasanth

  • Krishnaprasanth July 19, 2012 9:56 pm

    Dear Friends,
    Pls dont go with pvt operators. I am a victim . Now I am 36 yrs old. I had used voda,reliance,idea…. all other sims. All of them have hidden charges or plan exclusions. BSNL is CLEAVER. PLS TRUST ME. Now for the last 4 years I am using BSNL.We can depend it like our brother. May have some problems in network, but they will rectify if we complaint in proper manner. Dont call CC. Go to your nearest BSNL office and say the problem. It will be solved. Sure. All the best for BSNL

  • SIVA SHANKARAN July 18, 2012 10:34 pm

    wow. BSNL CLARITY , QUALITY , SHARP AND CHEAPER COMPARED TO OTHER OPERATORS IN KERALA , IDEA /VODAFONE IS IS JUST ONLY CHEATING SUBCRIBERS VY HIDDEN CHARGES, WITH THIS HIDDEN CHARGES IDEA-STAR SINGER / VODAFONE COMODY STARS THE SHOWING IN TELEVISION , BSNL NOT REQUIRE THIS TYPE OF PUBLICITY IN THE RECEPTON ROOM OF EVERY HOSUE , BSNL IN THE HEART OF LIVING PEOPLES OF KERALA

  • avisek July 18, 2012 9:24 pm

    wow/bsnl carry on.In kolkATA bsnl have good voice quality than private players who are basically cheaters.

  • RR KUMAR July 18, 2012 8:42 pm

    in chennai, call connectivity is pathetic inspite of full signal strength…..can really put into deep trouble in time of need. mobile is meant to come to your help by providing immediate connectivity in times of need….and this basic task becomes nearly impossible at times if you use bsnl

  • Santhosh July 18, 2012 7:39 pm

    Bsnl particularly Mobile service is worst in Karnataka Telecom circle.Problems like Network Congestion has been never addressed till now.There is Poor Indoor Coverage in Metro Urban areas.Customer Care executive are Unable to understand the Customers requirement.

  • arun July 18, 2012 5:11 pm

    Within 4 or 5 month bsnl become the No.1 service provider in Kerala.Only Bsnl gain more than 1 lakh subscribers very month. Private operator got only less than 25000 subscribers very month.And Aircel loosing more than 50000 subscribers very month.

  • KOTESWARARAO.NERELLA July 18, 2012 4:50 pm

    Kerala BSNL Circle eventhough small in area was always in the forefront in checkmating the private operators and their gimmicks, but unfortunately most of the Northern Indian states are very badly faring when comparaed with the private operators as otherwise BSNL would have come back to No.2 position and should have been in good profit.

  • Riju July 18, 2012 3:42 pm

    sachin :
    i dont know why people in kannur are running behind bsnl mobile.i personnaly have used bsnl mobile and i have not found anything special in bsnl service is very bad and so i ported to tata docomo .now i am fully satisfied with tata’s service and its having the most cheapest rates

    ‘Tata docomo is a good operator’
    You only say this. I am also from kannur. TD has no proper coverage in so many places in kerala especially in kannur. Please try TD in heavy rainy seasons and high speed buses.
    I am a BSNL user for more than 4 years. I have no problems with BSNL. In kerala especially in kannur and kasragod BSNL is best….

  • Mahmood Junaid July 18, 2012 2:08 pm

    210.212.237.100/pagenew.asp
    this is the website address which gives 24*7 updated information of bsnl services in kerala…. the main domain kerala.bsnl.co.in will be unavailable most of the time…. the above mentioned site gives all the details and tariffs regarding mobile, broadband, evdo, 3g, cdma… the site is full of numbers… so i just bookmarked that page and nw that numbers are byheart for me… for all bsnl users in kerala i reccommend that site…

  • sachin July 18, 2012 12:04 pm

    hi hi good joke man .it will never happen tata is one of the best company @kishor

  • sachin July 18, 2012 12:01 pm

    never anish,i will never opt bsnl again while using bsnl many of my friends told me that they are unable to reach my number its always showing network error and network busy while calling me,and i have many incidents like that and missed many important calls.i have used an idea post paid connection also and i never had any issues like that i get coverage even in areas which bsnl does not have coverage.even though i make a lot of calls from that number my bill be less than 600 every month.i never had any issues with billing or network with my idea or tata docomo.in docomo i am getting cheap call rates ,fulltalk time through web recharge every time,fast and cheapest 2g ,good roaming offers,isd calls at per second pulse always,free miss call alert,good and fast customer care,and with all these why should i opt BSNL again?what am i getting extra out of that? i will never recomend bsnl to any one @Anish
    @Anish

  • Raghu July 18, 2012 11:50 am

    @Anish
    no one will fault BSNL In Kerala Excellent Service with Transparency as far as AP is concerned BSNL is quite bad in network coverage as far as the cities is concerned. but BSNL Broadband and Landline are the best.i am not at all happy with BSNL mobile services.

  • Anish July 18, 2012 10:36 am

    @sachin

    No Sachin you are wrong. Actually, people who have no importance in mobile no opting private operators like Docomo. Docomo have one of the worst service. All other operators are Tigers in paper. But BSNL is good one both paper and reality. Totally transparant. I am sure, shortly you will port in back to BSNL.

  • kishor July 18, 2012 9:42 am

    RAJA and KANI , the two MPs are now n jail for allowing spectrum for TATA DOCOMO and other services… now the license of DOCOMMO cancellation process is going on.

  • kishor July 18, 2012 9:38 am

    BSNL is the leading mobility serivice provider in kerala… all other network are listing fake suscriber number… they activate 100 sim per one custromer identity card… they need only increse the connection number…
    BSNL users are very high end users.

  • Jyothish July 18, 2012 9:34 am

    I’m one of the users ho ported from Airtel to BSNL last year. BSNL has very good coverage and service here. Also good offers and Internet Speed than Airtel.

  • Tharun George July 18, 2012 9:18 am

    Raghu :
    @novicefreak1
    i have been using other operators sim also i find no un-wanted calls and no Un-wanted deductions and now a days i find Fair Billing by Private Operators. Even if there is any fault in billing PGPortal is there to help us to get the balance back.I had problem with pvt operators 6 months now a days no issues. what do u say? as far as 3g and roaming support is concerned i agree BSNL is the best.

    Me too I used many private operators. If something goes wrong I contact the nodal officer and they refund me. But for BSNL they took 4 months to reply and told no refund even if it was their fault.

  • ARUN KUMAR July 18, 2012 8:55 am

    BSNL Kerala — no cheap call rates… but good gprs speed… very poor customer care

  • abhijith July 18, 2012 8:20 am

    I like Bsnl much . Simple network

  • sachin July 17, 2012 11:06 pm

    only low end customers recharging less than 50 rupees per months are the main people who have ported to bsnl from kerala.

  • sachin July 17, 2012 10:54 pm

    i dont know why people in kannur are running behind bsnl mobile.i personnaly have used bsnl mobile and i have not found anything special in bsnl service is very bad and so i ported to tata docomo .now i am fully satisfied with tata’s service and its having the most cheapest rates

  • Raghu July 17, 2012 10:38 pm

    @Lovegin
    but now also as per TT list Idea is the first but slowly in 3-6 months time BSNL will come first i am sure about it. I was really Happy seeing BSNL Service in Kerala but in AP I can say it has the worst network.

  • krishnan July 17, 2012 10:38 pm

    BSNL is having the simple pay per second plan.all others operators have to put a stv for that purpose.BSnL’s 3g gprs connectivity is very good delightful experience and cheaper data.They are having very good plans and cheaper plans,but their advertisements and publicity are very less.and moreover for anything we can approach their exchanges for any complaints,but for other operators no responsible office for hearing complaints.they will become the no:1 operator in kerala.as leftists are more in kerala they are against other corporate companies,another advantage to bsnl.

  • Raghu July 17, 2012 10:36 pm

    @novicefreak1
    i have been using other operators sim also i find no un-wanted calls and no Un-wanted deductions and now a days i find Fair Billing by Private Operators. Even if there is any fault in billing PGPortal is there to help us to get the balance back.I had problem with pvt operators 6 months now a days no issues. what do u say? as far as 3g and roaming support is concerned i agree BSNL is the best.

  • Lovegin July 17, 2012 10:22 pm

    bsnl have good back bone of land line customers in kerala and people of kerala do not have faith in private operators even if the coverage is better than bsnl.their billing seems to be not transperent and tariif also very bad

  • abhijith July 17, 2012 10:06 pm

    @Jay
    ya Bsnl Chennai is worst . . AlwaYS network problem . . network is worst comparing to other operator .
    Bsnl is helping private operators in Chennai metro .

  • Jay July 17, 2012 9:09 pm

    I’m from Chennai, and I’m having a BSNL prepaid mob, just for Roaming, as BSNL provides roaming at PPS without any boosters… I’m having very bad indoor coverage & I complained through every possible means, from C.care to nearest exchange.. Infact, one BSNL officer, who came to check a broadband issue, was unable to speak inside my home & he had to rush outside.. I’m facing almost similar issues in most places I visit in the City.. I face N/W problems, mostly at Ground floors !!! Am I the only one facing the problem in Chennai city ???

    But, I must say BSNL is the BEST in rural areas… Only BSNL has full coverage through the Nilgiri Mountain train route, Aircel & Vodafone had pretty decent coverage.. But Airtel was too bad in that route… No question about the other new entrants in TN !!!! (All these are based on my friends’ & my mobile phone reception, when I travelled in that route very recently)

  • abhijith July 17, 2012 7:28 pm

    Always Bsnl . . A head ..

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR July 17, 2012 6:41 pm

    @Raghu
    I think only metropolitan cities of Andhra is facing issues with BSNL where as in Rural areas of Andhra it is excellent coz once I went to Nallamalla Hills (Where your state former CM Rajashekar reddy is died) I Found BSNL is better than any operators in Coverage

  • novicefreak1 July 17, 2012 6:08 pm

    Raghu :
    @novicefreak1
    agree with you on this. I do not know whether BSNL employees is reading comments on TT or not daily. they have to see how many of the BSNL customers are suffering becoz of bad network.

    Yes true, many are not happy with the QoS. I even lodged complaint in PGPORTAL. But BSNL ppl simply close it but giving some justification and there is no ground improvement, in the end customers like u n I are totally dissatisfied. Even spoke to Tech team at BSNL but of no use. Hope something drastic happens in few days ahead. Reason still in BSNL is because of reasonable tarrif(not cheap), fair billing and no unwanted calls, roaming support, 3G in most places even outside cities…

  • Mahmood Junaid July 17, 2012 6:06 pm

    proud to be a bsnl kerala customer for last 6yrs… they are giving good offers and coverage….

  • Rajive Borde July 17, 2012 6:04 pm

    BSNL Kerala people really very hard working people so they turn out BSNL in preferred mobile service operator, but in north and east BSNL employee most of kaamchor taking kick-bags from private operators.

  • Raghu July 17, 2012 5:31 pm

    @novicefreak1
    i feel Vodafone,Airtel,Idea and Also Reliance CDMA. but i think Idea,Airtel are not good at giving good offers

  • Raghu July 17, 2012 5:28 pm

    @novicefreak1
    agree with you on this. I do not know whether BSNL employees is reading comments on TT or not daily. they have to see how many of the BSNL customers are suffering becoz of bad network.

  • Raghu July 17, 2012 5:26 pm

    @ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
    in Karnataka yes it may be. But not in Andhra Pradesh. U can see most of the customers are not happy with BSNL as far Hyderabad/Secunderabad is concerned.

  • Tharun George July 17, 2012 5:16 pm

    In kerala, Idea, vodafone and others offer 1p/3sec ownnet and 1p/2sec offnet for free for port in subscribers. While BSNL offers only normal tariff to subscribers.

    Idea has also very good coverage in kerala now and has many full talktime offer starting from Rs 32.

    I think BSNL is selling its pyari jody to get MNP subscribers.

  • novicefreak1 July 17, 2012 5:02 pm

    Raghu :
    @Pratik
    hopefully it happens as u said. But i have been the real sufferer of BSNL network for the past 2 years. Really lost faith in them i can say.

    I guess every one in Hyd is having lot of network issues with BSNL. Even I am having lots of network related issues in my locality, its been a year n not solved yet. Dry offers…no n/w quality…hopefully as someone said earlier ZTE may bring some QoS.

  • Sandeep July 17, 2012 4:50 pm

    @Raghu
    idk about you but I’ve always received brilliant coverage even in the very interiors.

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR July 17, 2012 4:21 pm

    @Raghu
    Well BSNL is excellent in coverage and Quality in Karnataka too

  • cva July 17, 2012 3:26 pm

    What abt AP Circle?
    any news?? if telecomtalk would publish circle wise/state wise customer’s Vs Market share of providers that would be great. Thanks.

  • Raghu July 17, 2012 3:06 pm

    @Pratik
    hopefully it happens as u said. But i have been the real sufferer of BSNL network for the past 2 years. Really lost faith in them i can say.

  • amarrdiip kumaarr July 17, 2012 2:51 pm

    bsnl kerala setting its benchmark,

    congrats! A.S. Sukumaran

  • JS July 17, 2012 2:16 pm

    BSNL service is very good in kerala compared to any state. It is very good compared to any private operator. The billing is very perfect and the coverage is ultimate. BSNL is the best in India, but the brand name which does not sound good compared to Airtel or Vodafone is finding difficult in attracting young blood

  • Sandeep July 17, 2012 1:52 pm

    About time. One thing worth mentioning is their transparent billing unlike the private players.

  • Pratik July 17, 2012 1:11 pm

    Raghu :
    BSNL is taking the lead in Kerala Circle. AP Circle they are not bothered at all abt bad network at so many places. Everyone is keeping faith in BSNL but they are not reposing the faith back in the customer.

    Just wait for some times. BSNL has just sign deal with ZTE for managing their network.

  • Raghu July 17, 2012 12:57 pm

    BSNL is taking the lead in Kerala Circle. AP Circle they are not bothered at all abt bad network at so many places. Everyone is keeping faith in BSNL but they are not reposing the faith back in the customer.

  • i45 July 17, 2012 12:51 pm

    what abt AP circle,it was also leading in net gains