BSNL offers fancy number free of cost to new Postpaid subscribers

By March 25th, 2016 AT 2:44 PM

BSNL the largest PSU operator by subscriber base has in an attempt to woo high ARPU postpaid subscribers launched a scheme to offer fancy numbers to new postpaid GSM subscribers free of cost. The offer is valid in all 20 circles where BSNL operates.


BSNL which has for the first time in years projected a positive operating profit, is trying every trick in the book to ensure its graph continues its upward ascend. Knowing that a large chunk of the revenue comes from postpaid subscribers in the largely prepaid driven Indian telecom market, BSNL is offering its new GSM postpaid subscribers the luxury of picking a fancy mobile number of their choice free of cost.

The only condition that BSNL has laid for the above offer is that the new subscriber would have to promise to stick with BSNL for at least 6 months for the service to be offered free of cost. In case the subscriber ports out or terminates service before the completion of 6 months, the charge of Rs.750 will be deducted from his security deposit to defray the cost of the fancy number.

Esmail is our very own in-house spectrum specialist. He is passionate about Telecom, DTH and OTT video streaming apps. When not writing an article, you can find him binge watching shows on Netflix while sipping on a cup of coffee.

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BSNL plans are all rubbish and they charge huge amount for security deposit whereas in airtel and vodafone even in idea they are not charging a single rupee as security deposit and their plans are also very good in comparison to BSNL for ISD activation you need to pay them 2000 RS as security bloody they need to understand that we are not applying for International Visa its just International calling LOL in such terms and conditions i dont think BSNL will make any success in the coming time


One funny thing about BSNL Postpaid mobile, I have 525 Plan which comes with free 500 Mb of data, however since i have opted for 1GB addon data on my postpaid connection, I can use only 1GB of data after that BSNL will cut your data connection till next bill cycle. Ideally i should get 1GB + 500 Mb (1.5 GB) of data. Customer care has no clue about that, hence complained to PG Portal lets see what happens.

S Gopal

A similar issue has been observed on a Vodafone postpaid plan with monthly rental of 149. The freebies include free roaming calls upto 100 minutes incoming and outgoing and these 100 minutes can also be used while in ones home network. If a subscriber opts for a free incoming call add-on for a monthly additional fee, one would expect that the 100 minutes would no longer be adjusted for incoming calls while on roaming and will be adjusted for calls made while in the home circle or while on roaming. Unfortunately, this free incoming pack kicks-in after the 100 minutes… Read more »

S Gopal

So in both BSNL and Vodafone, the plans and the add-on packs will work only in the way that is firstly beneficial to the telecom company and then for the customer. While BSNL negates usage of the complimentary 500 MB freebie, Vodafone ensures that the freebie is consumed before the add-on pack kicks-in.

Both of us would be happy if BSNL did what Vodafone does and Vodafone did what BSNL does.


kindly contact to nearest SDCA/SSA csc for correction . seems 500mb data freebies not attahed with ur plan. secondaly opt for 2gb+60% free offer in just 225 Rs. only. which is much lucrative.

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