BSNL decides to disconnect Free Landline connections provided against FLPP General and FLPP PCO accounts

The largest fixed-line operator, BSNL, has decided to disconnect all Free Landline connections provided against FLPP (Fixed Line Pre-Paid) General and FLPP (Fixed Line Pre-Paid) PCO accounts across India with immediate effect. As the telco has already closed all fixed-line Prepaid IN services with effect from the 1st of July 2015 across all telecom circles.


Now, BSNL authorities has given instructions to its field units to disconnect all free landlines and to recover the landline instruments provided to them besides activating their FLPP accounts. An official instruction regarding the withdrawal of Free Landline connections to FLPP General and FLPP PCO customers reads as follows:

FLPP is a Pre-Paid fixed line IN service with two categories viz, FLPP General and FLPP PCO. A Free landline connection with incoming facility is provided to customers against each FLPP General / FLPP PCO account. Consequence of closure of prepaid IN services, field units have to disconnect all such FLPP Landline connections and recover instruments besides deactivating FLPP accounts.

Earlier, BSNL was offering special Virtual Calling Card services branded as Universal India Telephone Card (Universal ITC or UITC). With Universal ITC, customers were able to make calls to foreign countries at per second billing from any landline or mobile, which lacked ISD facility. BSNL discontinued this service with effect from 01-07-2015 on across the whole country.

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October 31, 2015 1:45 pm 1:45 PM
GOOD MOVE by BSNL – this culture of “freebies” needs to be reduced, if not stopped all together. Look at AIRTEL … IDEA … VODAFONE … how many freebies do they give? On the flip side, look at TATA DOCOMO, AIRCEL or UNINOR … they are full of freebies. All the so-called market leaders (both in terms of revenue and subs) do not encourage/promote the freebie culture. I am exhilarated to see BSNL on the same path. Lose customers if required, nothing to worry about: these would be the low-cost RC10 customers who are like parasites: sucking network resources, paying… Read more »
Sathish Kumar
October 31, 2015 10:25 am 10:25 AM
Off topic : TT missed out it to publish. Digital India : Facebook, BSNL come together to set up 100 WiFi hotspots in rural India! Facebook is investing Rs 5 crore per annum for buying bandwidth from BSNL in this joint initiative that also includes IT infrastructure services providers. Facebook has chosen 100 villages to provide Wi-Fi hotspots on a revenuesharing model,” BSNL chairman and managing director Anupam Shrivastava said, adding it will spend Rs 5 lakh per site a year for buying bandwidth from BSNL for a period of three years. Nearly 25 villages have been covered under the… Read more »
October 31, 2015 6:36 pm 6:36 PM

Great information.Dont know why TT didnt publish it.