Now choose fancy BSNL Mobile Number online and via SMS
Fancy numbers have always been in demand and in past have raked big moolah for telecom operators. For those of you vying for such premium looking number, state owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited‘s latest offering might just entice you.
BSNL’s new feature allows prospective buyers to choose and reserve a number of their choice from a list of all available numbers in circle/state for free! The service was initially piloted in Andhra Pradesh in November and after a tremendous response is new being offered across India.
To select the number of your choice you need to follow some simple steps:
1. Go to the BSNL’s Page here and select your State/Circle.
2. Now select a number from the list of available numbers.
3. On selection, you will get a 7 digit PIN (valid for 72 hrs) via SMS that your will need to re-enter on the site to confirm.
4. Now you can go to your nearest BSNL Service Center or Franchisee and quote Mobile Number and PIN received to buy the number.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd has also launched its Choose your BSNL Mobile Number service over SMS in Tamil Nadu circle. One can choose BSNL Mobile Number by SMS over short code 53733.
Prospective subscribers can get the list of available prepaid mobile numbers by sending SMS NLIST free XXXXX or NLIST free to 53733.
In case of the earlier one, XXXXX can be any 3 to 5 digit. A list of 10 spare numbers matching XXXXX would be sent to the mobile number from where the request had initiated. In case of the later, any 10 spare random numbers will be sent. In both cases, the numbers would be reserved and allotted on First Come First Serve (FCFS) basis only.
For reservation of GSM Mobile numbers the Customer has to SMS CONF to 53733. On receipt of the SMS, the number will be RESERVED and a 7 digit PIN number would be send for the booked GSM number within 15 minutes.
The selection of the number will be reserved for the subscriber for 96 hours within which the customer has to activate the selected number by approaching the nearest CSR otherwise the reserved number will be cancelled.
If after getting the desired number you do not find BSNL’s network good enough, you may opt for MNP.