Cheapest way to maintain a prepaid second phone number

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I want to get a 2nd mobile number. I am not looking for data / Internet on it. Just to have an active number with minimum balance for either emergency purpose or giving on websites when selling something or like FB which is forcing me to enter number to access marketplace and such.

What is the cheapest prepaid mobile service I can get? I have Vodafone currently, but for new number, I am open to any provider. It has to be cheapest to maintain.
I don’t want to pay every month and if there is a way to just pay like topup and such (don’t want to get those 1 year plans as they too cost thousands).

Edit: I am in Mumbai, so BSNL is not an option.

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Jio no plan required for active incoming or for incoming messages but for outgoing min plan is of ₹129.

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Choose any operator
Recharge for 48/49 per month

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nikhil9702 wrote:

Choose any operator
Recharge for 48/49 per month

The 365 offer from BSNL with 1 year validity is more convenient than having to recharge every 35 days just to keep the number active.

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LOL
Get a MTNL Dolphin sim and pray that the merger never happens smiling_imp

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DimeDime wrote:

LOL
Get a MTNL Dolphin sim and pray that the merger never happens smiling_imp

For that you need a NCR/Mumbai address proof

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panchabhut wrote:

For that you need a NCR/Mumbai address proof

Edit: I am in Mumbai, so BSNL is not an option.

Lastline smile

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BSNL is better choice if you have good network in your area.
50 rs topup is sufficient to keep sim active for 60 days as they deduct 2 rs for every 3 days.

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Ash-D wrote:

Jio no plan required for active incoming or for messages but for outgoing min plan is of ₹129.

jio requires that 129 recharge for sending even 1 sms cry

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adrishya wrote:

jio requires that 129 recharge for sending even 1 sms cry

75 is enough for sms but u required jio phone

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adrishya wrote:

jio requires that 129 recharge for sending even 1 sms cry

Yeah bro that’s what I meant for incoming messages and incoming calls it’s really good.

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adrishya wrote:

hmm.

need jio phone*

If u manage to do recharge 75
Then it works on smart phones only for SMS without requirement of jio phone

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I am planning to get Jio so when we take new prepaid sim, what is the minimum FRC (first recharge) they will tell me to do? Also after that, can I just do a topup on my number and keep that balance so that incoming text and calls will remain on?
Will it work that way?

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rak007 wrote:

I am planning to get Jio so when we take new prepaid sim, what is the minimum FRC (first recharge) they will tell me to do? Also after that, can I just do a topup on my number and keep that balance so that incoming text and calls will remain on?
Will it work that way?

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Emo_Telidhu wrote:

If u manage to do recharge 75
Then it works on smart phones only for SMS without requirement of jio phone

Really?

Didn’t know this. Thanks.

Kg+

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I am presently using Vi as secondary no. Do recharge of 95 every 56 days. If recharge is done on 55th day, unused secondary talktime and data balance gets carried forward.
Also got a MTNL Delhi no that gives for extension of validity by 90 days with 47 recharge (use it only as a backup in remote locations on BSNL network where all other networks fail)

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teriab33 wrote:

The 365 offer from BSNL with 1 year validity is more convenient than having to recharge every 35 days just to keep the number active.

Do they offer this plan for new sim card or new ported number?

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