29 November 2012

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BSNL SIM Card Charges for New Activation | Replacement

PAN India 3G Mobile Service operator, introduced BSNL SIM cards in various sizes like Normal SIM, 32K / 64K / 128K Micro SIM, NANO SIM, USIM ( 128K 256K ) and Smart SIM with 64K having Normal and BSNL Micro SIM Slot for using in Feature Phones, Smartphones, iPhones, Tablets, iPads etc., accordingly from to time as per market trend and customer requirements for new BSNL Prepaid & Postpaid Mobile connections as well as for BSNL Replacement SIM at cheapest rates never given by any operator in the market.
BSNL Mobile SIM Card New/Replacement Charges for 2G/3G Prepaid & Postpaid GSM Services
BSNL USIM(Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) is a tiny computer which is able to handle several mini applications, for instance a e-purse for the subway, a local service portal giving you access to many M2M (Machine to Machine) applications with a Public Phone Book Capacity having minimum of 1000.

BSNL USIM Card provides for its 3G Services having 128K / 256K memory. Most 2G SIM cards will have a memory of 32K, with some latest 2G SIM having 64 K memories. UMTS network is 3rd generation network which is responsible for providing high data rate luxury to customer, the video call facility and other special facilities along with security on UMTS network to be used at any / BSNL Dongles / Mobile Phones.

USIM(Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) or 256K SIM card is a tiny computer for 3rd generation (3G) network which is able to handle several mini applications for providing high data rate luxury to customer with video call facility.

BSNL Nano SIM cards are the cards of fourth version or 4th Form Factor(4FF) introduced early in 2012 and Nano SIM(64K) is the smallest SIM on the market components such as additional memory or larger batteries, where BSNL slashed these NANO SIM card rates by 40% from old rates and offered with new introduction.

Due to many variations in SIM cards, Telecom major introduced BSNL SIM Card rates at a flat rate at Rs.20 for Normal & Smart SIM, and Rs.59 for 32K, 64K, 128K, MICRO & NANO SIM cards and Rs.200 for 256K (USIM) as charges for New Activation & Replacement / Dummy activation of defective/lost BSNL SIM of any below mentioned subscribed mobile plans.
These BSNL SIM charges will be common in all the BSNL service areas across India under 2G & 3G BSNL Mobile Services upto the time if any offer announced, where these rates are inclusive of service tax at existing rates for various types of SIM cards as follows.
Particulars of SIM Card Normal / BSNL Micro SIM / Smart SIM (Repluggable) of 32K to 128K 64K Nano SIM 256K SIM
SIM Card Price in Rs. for New Prepaid Mobile Connections
Paired SIM (For New Connection)20 59 100
Unpaired Choose Your Mobile Number (CYMN)
MNP (Mobile Number Portability)
SIM Card Price in Rs. for Replacement / Duplicate / Dummy Prepaid SIM
Unpaired Replacement 20 59 100
SIM Card Price in Rs. for Replacement of Postpaid SIM
Postpaid Unpaired Replacement 20 59 100

BSNL SIM Card Replacement charges for CTopUp SIM of authorized BSNL Retailer / Franchisee will be fixed at Rs.20 with inclusive of service tax for all prepaid and postpaid connections, and the above mentioned charges shall be applicable for all GSM Mobile Plans including any of the following data cards plans.
At present BSNL didn't offers any online facility for replacement of BSNL SIM, So authorized BSNL Prepaid & Postpaid Mobile Connections customers shall approach BSNL Customer Service Center and submit Valid ID Proof (POI) + Valid Address Proof (POA) to get the Replacement SIM of Normal, Micro SIM and Nano from BSNL.

25 November 2012

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BSNL New Mobile Connection Acquisition Process in Simple

PAN India 3G Mobile Service Operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has issued a new procedure to be followed from 09-November-2012, for acquisition of New Mobile Connection as per new guidelines issued by DOT(Department of Telecom), which is to be followed by every mobile user to get New BSNL Mobile Connection with latest BSNL Mobile Plans at any BSNL Point of Sale (POS).

Applicant approaches to Point of Sale (POS) for new Mobile Connection along with following signed documents with date

  1. Completed Customer Acquisition Form (CAF) having Unique Number
  2. Photograph affixed on CAF
  3. Proof of Identity (POI)
  4. Proof of address (POA)
  • Note 1: In case of outstation customers (out of LSA / State) details of local reference i.e. Name, address, and contact Phone Number of local referee shall also be given with proof. 
  • Note 2: In case of foreign tourist Passport with Valid VISA stamp shall be treated as proof of identity. For poof of address, the address of local reference which may also be the tour operator shall be taken. In case there is no local reference, the address of stay (Hotel etc.) shall be taken. Connection shall be given upto the validity of VISA period or 3 months which ever is less. 
  • Note 3: The connection issued to the personnel deployed on Ships while at sea shore shall have validity only till the date they have the permit to stay at the port. 
  • Note 4: In case of illiterate person, CAF may be filled by a person at the POS and the thumb impression of the applicant may be taken on CAF, photo and document attached.
The applicant should provide alternate mobile number at in new Custome Application Form (CAF). The applicant shall be given receipt by POS with details of Mobile Number, CAF Number, POI, POA, issuing authority, date of issue and serial number of POI/POA with duly signed and stamp of POS.

For first activation with new Mobile Number booked via BSNL CYMN Online Scheme or Prepaid numbers available at Retailers will be allowed to make a call to 1507 only by the customer.

An automated SMS will be sent at his/ her alternative number (as mentioned at S. No. 18 in new CAF) prompting him to make call to 1507 for tele verification after entering the details by concerned Franchisee/CSC in BSNL database. The text of SMS will be as follows “Dear Customer, Kindly Dial 1507 from your new SIM for televerification of new mobile number XXXXXXXXXX to complete the activation - BSNL”.

Applicant shall call to BSNL call centre at 1507 for televerification. In case the final activation does not take place within the same day, for want of call to 1507, second SMS, as a reminder, will be sent by BSNL Database next day.

This new procedure on subscription with any of the BSNL Prepaid / Postpaid Plan has been strictly implemented by BSNL according with new guidelines of DOT(Department of Telecom) which is very easy for acquisition of new BSNL Mobile Connection.

23 November 2012

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BSNL SMS Services for Landline & Broadband Customers

India's Largest telecom service provider & PSU Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has launched BSNL SMS Services applicable for Fixed Line (landline) and Broadband customers for Fault Booking and Bill Enquiry as Free on any Mobile(any service provider).
BSNL SMS Services Landline and Broadband Customers for Fault Booking and Bill Enquiry
With the new service, BSNL Landline/Broadband subscriber can get Free SMS services on their BSNL or Non-BSNL Mobile numbers for Landline Invoice generated, Land line’s Fault booking, Fault clearance, Payment Reminder, 80% Broadband Usage alert for limited plans and Payment acknowledgements. BSNL subscribers can register their mobile number and email id at the time of request for service in the Customer Aquisition Form(CAF) applied to BSNL. This authorises BSNL to communicate with them and provide them a host of self care services on their registered mobile number or email address.

>> In order to enable customers to keep their contact information updated without visiting the CSC, mobile number and / or email id registrations (including changes) are to be now to be offered via SMS. BSNL CDR System a new billing system would then carry all correspondence from / to these mobile and email only.

Process for Registration (Mobile and/or Email ID) and Fault Booking 
Steps for Registering Only Mobile Number 
Send SMS to 53334 in the following format from the mobile number to be registered.
  REG<space><STD Code-Telephone No><space><Customer Id>    
 REG<space><STD Code-Telephone No><space><Billing Account Number>

Steps for Registering Only Email Id
Send SMS to 53334 in the following format from the registered mobile number.
   EMAIL<space><STD Code-Telephone No><space><Email Id>

Steps for Registering  Mobile Number and Email Id together
Send SMS to 53334 in the following format from the mobile number to be registered (Email ID is optional).
    REG<space><STD Code-Telephone No><space><Customer Id><space><Email Id>    
  REG<space><STD Code-Telephone No><space><Billing Account Number><space><Email Id>

>> Landline and Broadband Fault Booking
BSNL Customers can currently book their Landline and Broadband faults by calling the CSC or by dialling into the IVR System.  This functionality is now being enabled via the SMS channel as part of this initiative. Incoming SMS shall be sent from the customers registered cell phone and shall specify the landline number (associated with the broadband in case of a broadband fault) on which fault is to be booked.  A response message is then sent back to the customer on the customers registered mobile with the docket number created.
Process for Landline and Broadband Fault Booking
Steps for booking a Landline Related Complaint
Send SMS to 53334 in the following format from the registered mobile number.
    FLT<space><STD Code-Telephone No>

Steps for Booking a Broadband Related complaint
 Send SMS to 53334 in the following format from the registered mobile number.  
 BFT<space><STD Code-Telephone No>

>> Bill Enquiry: Incoming SMS shall be sent from the customers registered cell phone and shall specify the landline number or the billing account number.  Message will then be processed as above and bill details will be sent back to the registered mobile.
Process for Bill Enquiry
Steps for Checking the Outstanding Amount in the Latest Telephone Bill
Send SMS to 53334 in the following format from the mobile number to be registered
   BILL<space><STD Code-Telephone No>
    BILL<space><Billing Account Number>
>> HELP keyword Customers can get the format of a keyword by sending HELP to the designated short code. On receiving the request, the CSMS gateway will send the help text configured for the keyword to the mobile number.

>> LIST keyword Customers can get the list of enabled keywords in the CSMS gateway by sending LIST to the designated short code. On receiving the request, the CSMS gateway will send the list of enabled keywords to the mobile number.

Note: For Invalid Formats or Invalid Telephone Numbers, a Regret Message is sent back to the customer.

>> Internet Users can get SMS Services for Landline/Broadband services by registering through
http://selfcare.sdc.bsnl.co.in for South Zone ( Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Tamilnadu, Kerala) region
http://selfcare.ndc.bsnl.co.in for North Zone ( Haryana, Punjab, UP(West), UP(East), Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir) region
http://selfcare.wdc.bsnl.co.in for West Zone ( Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh & Gujarat ) region
http://selfcare.edc.bsnl.co.in  for East Zone ( Kolkata, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal, Adman Nicobar, Assam, Jharkhand, North East ) region.

All the above mentioned BSNL SMS Services for Landline & Broadband Customers are allowed as free of cost by telecom PSU to get the services at customer hands.

20 November 2012

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BSNL - SIS Internet Data Center, Hosted and Managed Services Plans and Tariff

BSNL has launched Internet Data Centers(IDC) at 10 locations across India, the locations are Ahmedabad, Faridabad, Mumbai, Ghaziabad, Ludhiana, Jaipur which are maintained by M/s Datacraft India Limited (Present as M/s Dimension Data) and Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cherthala, Ranchi are maintained by M/s Sai Infosystem India Limited (SIS) for implementing and selling of Data Center Services.

The Services will be offered mainly by M/s SIS from IDCs(Internet Data Centers) are
Different Services offered under Hosted and Managed Services by BSNL-SIS 
In Hosted Services, customers are having full control over the servers and has choice of operating system, system configuration etc. Customers have to pay according to their requirement about system configurations. It can provide less overhead and a larger Return on Investment (ROI). Different Services are as follows.
  • Hosted Compute Service. 
  • Dedicated Hosting Service. 
  • Hosted Exchange Service. 
  • Dedicated Hosting Exchange Service. 
  • Microsoft Lync Communication Service. 
  • Managed Services. 
  • Backup Services. 
A Compute Service shares hardware and network connections while providing dedicated privacy, performance and flexibility at a fraction of the cost. It provides a wide portfolio that can give the solution to seek, especially when combined with BSNL-SIS IDC managed services. BSNL allows the Hosted Compute Services at IDC in three categories namely, Silver, Gold, Platinum with the following tariff.
BSNL Hosted and Managed Services

18 November 2012

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BSNL launched Internet Data Centers and their Services

India’s Largest and Leading Telecom Service Provider Bharat Sanchar Nigham Limited(BSNL) has launched Internet Data Centres (BSNL IDC) on April 16, 2012. These data centres were inaugurated by Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and Information Technology.
IDC is a service brand name for the data center services provided by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited,. BSNL IDC is a state-of-the-art data center located at ten major locations across India at Ahmedabad, Bangalore , Cherthala , Faridabad , Ghaziabad , Hyderabad , Jaipur, Ludhiyana, Mumbai and Ranchi. who maintains most fault tolerant networks. Internet Data Center services comprises IT operations which is provided with the expertise well recognized worldwide.

BSNL Data Center Solutions enable the clients to empower their business by outsourcing their IT operations in a smart and secure way and helps the clients to concentrate on their core business by taking their critical-manage required IT solutions' management responsibilities.

BSNL will offer the following Solutions and Services by these Internet Data Centers(IDCs)
  • Co-Location Services. 
  • Managed IT Services. 
  • Managed Host Services.  
  • Cloud Services.
BSNL Data Centers are the best to those who required IT infrastructure needed to grow the business further and thinking about maintenance of such IT infra on secure parameters and low-cost strategy with the best guardian for IT operations, there is no limit storage & tidy servers to cater the database and applications.

17 November 2012

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BSNL Web hosting Services through Web Servers - Latest Plans and Tariff

India's Telecom backbone Bharat Sanchar Nigham Limited(BSNL) has offered Web hosting services  to the consumer in multiple formats based on customer requirements.
These requirements are incumbent upon cost and infrastructure provided. Web hosting does not include authoring of a Web site or the development of database-driven components or code. It is incumbent upon the consumer of Web hosting services to develop this material or have it developed on his or her behalf.

By hosting the user pages through the Web servers of BSNL, the customer can save lot of access time. Where the server is available within safe hands of BSNL, any modifications required by the customer can be done immediately to suit the requirements.

 Details of Plans and Tariff of Web Hosting Services through BSNL Web Servers
Particulars Plan I Plan II Plan III Plan IV Plan V Plan VI
Web Sapce 50 MB 100 MB 250 MB 500 MB 750 MB 1000 MB
Email Space 300 MB 400 MB 400 MB 600 MB 600 MB 600 MB
Web Space Charge/Year in Rs. 500 800 2000 5000 7000 9000
Email Space Charge/Year in Rs. 800 1500 2000 5000 5500 6000
Free Data Transfer per Month 200 MB 500 MB 1 GB Unlim-ited Unlim-ited Unlim-ited
Free Email IDs 10 20 25 40 50 60
Charges for additional 5 email IDs (Min=0, Max=20)/year in Rs. NO 500 500 500 500 500
Charges for every 5 child FTP Users (Min=0, Max=4)/year in Rs. NO 500 1000 1500 2000 2000
Charges for additional 50 MB Web Space (Min=0, Max=10)/year in Rs. 600 600 600 600 600 600
Charges for additional 50 MB Email Space (Min=0, Max=10)/year in Rs. 600 600 600 600 600 600
IMAP Charges per year in Rs. No 500 1000 1000 2000 2000
SSL Charges per year in Rs. No 1000 2000 2000 4000 4000
Non-BSNL IP pool (Charges based on number of email IDs)/year in Rs. No 1000 2000 2000 4000 4000
DB Hosting Charge per year in Rs. 0 0 0 0 0 0

Important Notes:
>> Minimum commitment period is 1 Year and charges will be taken in advance.
>> One Domain shall be given. Domain hosting charge will be Rs. 500 per year.
>> New domain Registration will be charged as per actual and will be adjusted in next bill.
>> Charges in excess of free Data Transfer up to 2 GB : Rs 2000/-. and  up to 5 GB : Rs 4000/-.
>> Data Transfer over above slabs will be charged in slab of 5 GB Data Transfer.
>> Special customized plans to suite big corporate can also be offered with conditions.
>> Service Tax will be extra for all the above plans.

Additional Attributes of the Packageof Web hosting Services
Particulars Plan I Plan II Plan III Plan IV Plan V Plan VI
Platform Windows/ Unix Windows/ Unix Windows/ Unix Windows/ Unix Windows/ Unix Windows/ Unix
DB hosting N.A Oracle/ MySQL Oracle/ MySQL Oracle/ MySQL Oracle/ MySQL Oracle/ MySQL
Admin FTP user 1 1 1 1 1 1
HTTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMTP/POP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto-reply Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mail Forwarding Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
One Database and One DB user Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMS No No No No No No
WAP No No No No No No
Message data transfer per month No No No No No No

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BSNL WEB HOSTING Services through Web Servers at New Delhi and Bangalore

Today’s passion is "Anything and Everything on the Net" which becomes very essential to keep the information about the organization and self in the cyberspace. Web hosting is a service that allows users to post Web pages to the Internet. It allows users to publish their own information resources to any Internet user interested in accessing them. It is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for web sites to be viewed on the web. 

BSNL has been launched Web Hosting Services presently through web servers located at New Delhi and Bangalore.  BSNL has built up multi-terabyte storage for offering web hosting services to its customer. Web Hosting services are available for all users, ranging from home users who wish to establish their web presence to corporate houses with high-end hosting requirements.

The customer is assured of superior bandwidth infrastructure ensuring faster connections, high availability, Backup, round the clock monitoring, high level security such as firewall, IDS and Antivirus. Web hosting services are more advantageous, because the physical location of the web server does not reside at the consumer’s premises and the customer effectively transfers responsibility for maintaining his website to BSNL. The administrative control of the website remains with the customer though the website is in the BSNL server.

Main features of WEB HOSTING Services 
  • Domain name hosting 
  • Web Publishing : HTML pages with Browser supported MIME pages 
  • Server side scripting: Perl. Java Servlets , JSP 
  • Web Server: Apache, Tomcat. 
  • Data base : MYSQL 
  • SMTP (Exim) and POP3 (apop3d) service for each domain 
  • Multiple e-mail ids per domain with flexible mail quota possible 
  • FTP access for uploading /downloading files 
  • Centralized authentication for SMTP, POP3,FTP and for administration 
  • Multiple Web Hosting Plans to choose 
  • Multi user Admin- Administration Console for the management of services & usage reports. 
  • Multi User – User Administration Console for limited management of services and usage reports Data Transfer quota Exceeded Message Display. 
  • No hard limit on quota 
  • Round the clock Technical report support through Help Desk (1957)

05 November 2012

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BSNL Landline / WLL Dynamic Locking Facility with Procedure

India’s Largest Landline and Broadband Subscriber base telecom service provider has allowed BSNL Dynamic Locking facility for BSNL Landline / WLL customers to control the improper use of Landline/WLL telephone with out necessary authorization of telephone subscriber who has owned the Landline/WLL connection, which results do not control the telephone bill with simple blocking procedure for outgoing calls. 
BSNL Number Locking Release Procedure for Local STD ISD Calls
BSNL has issued the Dynamic (Number) Locking Facility which will locks the telephone electronically by dialing a password/secret code from that telephone to be chosen by the customer of Individual/Enterprise and Broadband Services, which is absolutely a FREE service from BSNL.

Procedure to follow for BSNL Dynamic Lock & Release Facility of Landline
First One Time Registration: 
Select a 4 digit secret code and Dial 123 followed by the secret code twice with out any delay. 
Example:- 123-XXXX-XXXX (where the code “X” may be any numeric no), and wait for an acceptance tone (busy tone with a long duration.) acknowledging the command and after then disconnect the call. Subscriber can remember this code and keep it a secret, do not share with anybody. 

Barring of types of calls: 
By dialing “1”,”2”,”3”,”4” after the secret code the subscriber can bar various types of calls on his telephone given below. 
Dial 124-XXXX-1 wait for the acceptance tone and disconnect to bar STD & ISD calls only. 
Dial 124-XXXX-2 and wait for acceptance tone and disconnect to bar 95, STD, ISD calls and this only local calls. 
Dial 124-XXXX-3 and wait for acceptance tone and disconnect to allow Local calls, STD calls & Special Services calls and ISD calls should be barred. 
Dial 124-XXXX-4 and wait for acceptance tone and disconnect to allow only Incoming calls and all types of out going calls should be barred. 

Reintroduction of Barred facility: 
Dial 124-XXXX-0 wait for acceptance tone and disconnect to allow all calls including STD & ISD calls. Dial 124-XXXX-5 wait for acceptance tone and disconnect to allow local and 9 level calls. 

If Subscriber wants to change the 4-Digit secret code, the procedure is as follows:
Dial 123 followed with present code followed by the newly chosen code. 
Example: Dial  123XXXXABCD ( XXXX-Old code, ABCD is new numeric secret code), and wait for the acceptance tone and then disconnect. Your code will now be “ABCD”. 

In order to ensure the security against unauthorized usage of BSNL Landline/WLL, the system will reject the command if the code has used as incorrect. If incorrect code is used 9 times, the telephone is permanently locked on the last status and the facilities will be resetted only by the exchange in-charge of BSNL by getting a written request from concerned Landline Customer. So every customer of Urban & Rural Landline Services will utilize these dynamic lock services and avoid the unauthorized usage.