Cyclone Phailin : Government of India to Telcos, – Keep Mobile Network Running via Intra Circle Roaming & Infra Sharing in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh

In order to ensure seamless connectivity in cyclone hit areas, DOT has asked all telecom operators to share available infrastructure and offer intra circle roaming arrangements amongst service providers to provide Access Services (2G/3G or both as the case may be) in respective service areas of Andhra Pradesh & Odisha for fifteen days unless extended otherwise.

mobile-towerThis will allow operators to route calls if existing network goes down and the communication flow can be retained without any downtime.

Customers can use following helpline numbers to reach for information

1948 – Odisha
1949 – Andhra Pradesh

Helpline number of Odisha Central Control Room is 0674-2534177 (BSNL)

9777999888 – Operational Nationally
9704187187 – Operational Nationally

Control rooms of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)

011-26185912 (MTNL), 26187953 (MTNL), 9990549774, 9711077372.

As a precautionary measure almost all the telecom operators has built requisite back of fuel, all critical spares and fiber at all key locations to ensure faster response and minimum downtime. In addition, special vehicles to transport spares and technicians are on standby. Special helplines and backup capacity for call centres through microwave have set up.

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Robert Kumar
October 11, 2014 8:36 pm 8:36 PM

This is a rubbish service. I just called and was told by the operator that after 4 hours i will get sms of location of my relative. When asked I was told location means ONLY CITY OR AREA NO ADDRESS. This is useless. Lot can happen in 4 hours.

Ayusman Das (Hyderabad)
October 13, 2013 3:50 pm 3:50 PM

It would be better if they(Telecom Companies ) won’t consider BLACKOUT DAYS during these remaining Dussehra. Or else they will charge more rather than providing service

Sathish, Gobichettipalayam(TN)
October 13, 2013 2:27 pm 2:27 PM

@younus : It should not for entire state. These all temporary free offers/ facilities only for most damaged areas in cyclone. Sources told, More than 8 Lakh people evacuated in some parts of Odisha and AP and they are staying in shelters. In this condition, you need business from the affected peoples!

October 15, 2013 7:30 am 7:30 AM

Exactly. I was happy when I saw my calls on my Vodafone connection being routed via Reliance at times, but was super disappointed when (without pre-information) they started charging Re.1 per sms on dussehra :/