After loosing the ground in Pan India MNP, India’s National Telecom backbone Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Andhra Pradesh telecom Circle today announced that it was able to grab around 14,000 Port IN customers.
While BSNL lost 4,000 customers to other networks in Andhra Pradesh circle.
Till 30th January 2011 there were tons and tons of pending port in request from prospective customers who want to switch to BSNL and in last 3 to 4 days the ground reality has changed it looks like BSNL will take a clear lead in coming days in its strong hold telecom circles.
Mr. Rajeev Aggarwal, CGMT , BSNL AP circle stated "Our special tariff packs like Bandham & Nestham plan are attractive and affordable for everyone and we hope more the benefit from the MNP due to our low tariff and widen network. Presently as many as 11,436 applications are pending or "Port in Progress" to join BSNL from other networks in AP, while 2,550 are opting out. So far 14,000 customers have already switched to BSNL while 4,000 customers have opted to go out.
With good services and better tariff plans being offered by BSNL compared to its competitors in Andhra Pradesh circle BSNL is likely tofurther grow," Aggarwal told.
He also reveled that initially there are few glitches as the process to PORT IN to the BSNL vai MNP tools takes about five days but now it would be overcome almost.
BSNL is not taking any MNP Port-in charges and offer Free SIM card (32K) to all “Port In” subscribers who Switch to BSNL. At the time of activation of all Port-in customers, will also get Additional FREE Talk Time of Rs. 100 in addition to the normal FREE talk value applicable with FRC. All Port-in customers will be offered GPRS Data Access up to 5 GB for one month free of charge.