Last updated: 31 January 2015
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BSNL Mobile ISD Call Activation Process

Do you think after going with BSNL Prepaid Mobile you will automatically get the ISD calling facility.. As per the directives given by Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India (TRAI), by default ISD may not be available on your mobile. You have to activate it. On BSNL Mobile, you can just send an SMS and activate ISD facility to enjoy the ISD calls at Cheapest rates with ISD Add-On Packs for Postpaid users and BSNL ISD STVs available in BSNL Online Recharge too.
BSNL Mobile ISD Activation Process - BSNL Online Recharge
Don’t bother that you can do it by yourself. It’s a matter of just sending a message. This happened 2012 after TRAI has received many complaints from many subscribers that they have received missed calls from international numbers, when called they used to charge heavily as they are premium numbers. For the same reason TRAI asked all telecom regulators to provide ISD facility explicitly after a request from the subscriber.

So, BSNL Mobile Customer can activate & deactivate ISD facility on BSNL Prepaid Mobile with simple SMS codes as follows
  • Type ACT  ISD and send it to 53733 from Mobile for Activation of BSNL ISD facility.
  • Type DEACT  ISD and send it to 53733 from Mobile for De-Activation of  BSNL ISD facility.
Furthermore when it comes to activation of ISD facility for BSNL Postpaid connection, It’s also a simple process. BSNL Mobile Customers has to pay a deposit Rs.2000 as a security deposit and apply for ISD facility on BSNL Post Paid Mobile Connection.

After activation of ISD facility on BSNL Prepaid & Postpaid Mobiles, customers allows to make International calls with best voice quality at Cheapest BSNL ISD Tariff by reducing 75% of normal ISD charges with BSNL ISD Rate Cutters for Prepaid Mobile Users and ISD Add-On Plans for Postpaid Mobile Users on par with other telecom service providers.

All the BSNL Mobile Plan Users of Andaman Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh,  Assam, Bangalore TD, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Chennai TD, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Hyderabad TD,  Jammu Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, NE I, NE II, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Telangana, UP East, UP West, Uttaranchal, West Bengal includes Kolkatta can use this Mobile ISD Call facility with simple activation steps.
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  1. bsnl is violating all the TRAI ruls, and there is proper rederesal system , that is why bsnl and mtnl which should have been the most popular with the customer are the most unpopular, is there any body who listens to this.

  2. This did not work, finally called up call center at 1503 and send "ISD Y" to 52271 and it worked.

  3. Yes, send "ISD Y" to 52271 worked for me too.

  4. Type ACT ISD and send it to 53733 from Mobile for Activation of BSNL ISD facility. This worked for me.

  5. Is it possible to activate ISD facility for post paid mobile via SMS?

    1. There is no facility for activation of ISD through sms for postpaid services of bsnl mobile, you must have to submit return request for bsnl for activation of ISD

  6. The BSNL customer service people is not for costumer service,Today i called the call centre and asked how can activate the ISD call.the lady immediately told my for pre-paid no international call

  7. 'ACT ISD' TO 53733 worked, thanks.

  8. step a) ISD Y to 52271
    step b)reply from BSNLKT that The request for retaining ISD facilities received and it will be processed shortly