BSNL is already conducting E-auction for vanity mobile numbers and now plans to introduce the same for vanity Landline number through its website.
To participate in the auction customers must access BSNL E-auction website and register by paying the registration fee. Once logged in customer must give his complete address and nearest landline number to identify the exchange code. Customers will get the list of available vanity number under his exchange and select a number to place his bid. through SMS, customer will be informed if other bidders have placed higher amount for the same number. At the end of the auction winners will be notified by Email/SMS and customer need to visit nearest customer service center with required documents to get the new connection.
The vanity numbers are uploaded by each circle to the website exchange/city wise with exchange code. Date of the auction, registration fee, and minimum bid amount will be announced by the circle. As per BSNL, this facility is already available in Chennai and Hyderabad circles and will be extended to other circles.