BSNL’s choose your mobile number scheme, which allows prospective customers to choose the mobile number online or through SMS will very soon be available across all the circles. So far, the service is available only in Andhra Pradesh circle where it was launched last month.
With choose your mobile number scheme, customers can choose the numbers through BSNL website or SMS or from any retailer from the pool of numbers. At BSNL AP circle website there is the list of close to 2 lakh numbers on display for customers to choose from.
This scheme adds value to customers by enabling them to choose from a huge list of numbers which can be done at their own leisure time without any human involvement. Now seeing the response of the scheme,BSNL has decided to launch it on PAN India basis. Pan India launch will happen on 16th December.
The procedure for choosing mobile number online or through SMS:
1. THROUGH INTERNET: – Visit www.bsnl.co.in or respective Circle Site like http://www.ap.bsnl.co.in for AP and select the numbers of choice to get 7 digit PIN number on his mobile. One need to input the PIN in the website , confirming the selection . On completion of this, the PIN will be valid for 72 hours. Now one is free to approach the nearest CSC or Franchisee or Retailer and inform him the mobile number and PIN received to get the selected choice number across the counter by submitting required documents.
2. Through SMS:
Send a SMS through his mobile to designated short code
<SPACE><abbreviate circle code><SPACE><1 – 5 digits> —– i.e. ending with choice digits 1 to 5.
One will get upto 10 numbers for his choice and allowed to select one among them within 30 minutes. To reserve the number by sending the following SMS
CONF<SPACE><Selected GSM NUMBER>
The selected number will be made available for Seventy Two (72) hours, so that one can approach the Nearest CSC/Franchisee along with documents to complete the formalities.
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