BSNL comes out with new data sharing facility for prepaid mobile customers

Following Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular’s footsteps to offer ‘Data Share’, BSNL has announced its new Data Sharing facility for prepaid mobile customers on PAN India basis.


With this facility, a BSNL prepaid customer would be able to share the data with maximum four prepaid mobile customers of the telecom firm selected by him. The sharing of data usage can be done through BSNL Web Selfcare Portal for prepaid mobile customers.

A subscriber can recharge with any of the data pack that is equal to or more than Rs 150 through BSNL Web Selfcare Portal, utilising the prepaid main account balance. However, the above facility will not be available on unlimited data STVs.

As per the latest information, BSNL South Zone users can get it first through logging in to South Zone portal–, from April 6, 2016. However, BSNL hasn’t announced portal for other zones.

  • Key points and terms of BSNL Data Sharing feature :
  • A prepaid BSNL customer (Parent) can subscribe a community Data pack (i.e., Data STVs of Rs 150 and above excluding unlimited STVs) and share it with other 4 prepaid customers.
  • Subscribing of community data pack and adding of Child accounts to share data – up to four numbers can be done only by Master/Parent Subscriber through the BSNL Web portal.
  • Parent subscriber can only activate Community Data pack through BSNL portal utilizing the balance in his prepaid main account. He cannot subscribe this data plan through other channels like SMS, USSD, IVR etc.
  • Parent subscriber must ensure availability of sufficient balance during the creation of group itself. During this process, minimum one member must be entered and a data pack must be selected. The group will be created only after deducting the corresponding amount from main account. Subsequent recharge of the data pack may be done by subscriber depending on the usage through recharge option.
  • Parent subscriber alone can have the control over the Group account activities through the Portal. Only Parent subscriber would have access to add or delete Child accounts from data sharing feature.
  • Both the parent subscriber and the Child subscriber can enjoy other services through recharging his account with other Top-Ups/STVs.
  • If a child is having any other Data STVs subscribed to his/her own account, the Group account will come into effect only after his/her own data STVs get exhausted.
  • No specific charges will be charged for adding/deleting Child beneficiaries.

BSNL has partnered with Alcatel Lucent for this service.

Dear readers, please share your view on this Data Sharing Facility by BSNL via comments with us.

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Sai Kumar
April 14, 2016 3:34 pm 3:34 PM

Finally got the link to create a group for data sharing.

April 11, 2016 5:21 pm 5:21 PM

Good offer by BSNL. Let it be extended to all the Zones. It will be very useful to all the BSNL customers in south zone.

Ann A
April 8, 2016 8:56 pm 8:56 PM

I coud not find the option. FNF View, FNF Add, FNF Modify, Pyari Jodi like this showing after pyari jodi cant find the option (create group)
I tried today (08/04/2016). Whats the problem, I dont know, Any body can help ?

April 14, 2016 8:55 pm 8:55 PM

Under Friends & Family option, click Group Account. There you will get three options – Create New Group, Existing Group, Recharge Group.
Remember, One subscriber can be a part of only one group. If one subscriber is registered in more than one group, only the first registered membership is valid.

Sai Kumar
April 14, 2016 11:55 am 11:55 AM

I have seen in few forums, only after subscribing to family data pack (Rs. 150.00 and above) then we will get the option, anyways I have to check tomorrow and confirm.

April 14, 2016 8:58 pm 8:58 PM

This option is now available for everyone, irrespective of the type or value of recharge.

April 8, 2016 10:57 pm 10:57 PM

It’s just that it’s not there. That’s why. Keep checking. One day it will come. That’s all.