Porting to BSNL cheapest method

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siddudeagarwal

i have 5 to 6 numbers of airtel/voda/idea on which havent recharged since 2 to 3 months I want to port them to bsnl so whats the cheapest option to generate port request.

PS recharge of rs 129 each just for being able to send sms is a costly affair

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Use VI20/AIR20 codes on freecharge for 20 cb and recharge with 128. Airtel sometimes gives 3-4 sms on 79 recharge(totally dependent on luck), but for vi 128 is the lowest. No other option.

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I think nothing can be done other than rc 129.. use it for 28 days..
Generate upc code on the last week so that porting is easy..
I personally did this for my family airtel numbers in September..
And I did bsnl 397 rc for 300 days Incoming validity and 2 months outgoing free

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sujith8786 wrote:

I think nothing can be done other than rc 129.. use it for 28 days..
Generate upc code on the last week so that porting is easy..
I personally did this for my family airtel numbers in September..
And I did bsnl 397 rc for 300 days Incoming validity and 2 months outgoing free

FRC how much?

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caks2006407 wrote:

FRC how much?

Bsnl FRC 397 for my circle.. please correlate with ur circle..
Or u can do FRC 197 for 150/180 days

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sujith8786 wrote:

Bsnl FRC 397 for my circle.. please correlate with ur circle..
Or u can do FRC 197 for 150/180 days

Tq for info; Overall porting has become costly affair for secondary numbers smile

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caks2006407 wrote:

Tq for info; Overall porting has become costly affair for secondary numbers smile

True that..
But we can be at peace atleast for an year..

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jennyllwilliams wrote:

@mastervijay @shraaj @LIMBO @androgame

If you are concerned about SMS then, I just want you to know that BSNL also started SMS Charges! now, you cant do SMS with 100Rs Recharges below to PORT OUT!

BSNL Says- "The O/G SMS facility to chargeable short codes is allowed only with prepaid vouchers whose MRP is equal or more than Rs.147 (the smallest voucher with “unlimited voice facility for 30 days validity” under GSM prepaid service )."

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shraaj wrote:

If you are concerned about SMS then, I just want you to know that BSNL also started SMS Charges! now, you cant do SMS with 100Rs Recharges below to PORT OUT!

BSNL Says- "The O/G SMS facility to chargeable short codes is allowed only with prepaid vouchers whose MRP is equal or more than Rs.147 (the smallest voucher with “unlimited voice facility for 30 days validity” under GSM prepaid service )."

Normal P2P SMS working Below 100 ?? Even with 10rs. Top-Up with active validity plan ??

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@sujith8786 What do you mean by 2 months outgoing free with 397 recharge on BSNL? What happens after 2 months? Outgoing services suspended? Also, does the 397 recharge give you any main balance?

@shraaj So for OG SMS on BSNL, 147 is mandatory or what? If I have main balance I can’t send any SMS?

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sujith8786 wrote:

I think nothing can be done other than rc 129.. use it for 28 days..
Generate upc code on the last week so that porting is easy..
I personally did this for my family airtel numbers in September..
And I did bsnl 397 rc for 300 days Incoming validity and 2 months outgoing free

I also have 3 vi numbers which are only used for incoming.
so is BSNL is the best option for incoming calls & sms ?

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ithehappy wrote:

@sujith8786 What do you mean by 2 months outgoing free with 397 recharge on BSNL? What happens after 2 months? Outgoing services suspended? Also, does the 397 recharge give you any main balance?

@shraaj So for OG SMS on BSNL, 147 is mandatory or what? If I have main balance I can’t send any SMS?

FRC 397 gives 60 days of unlimited outgoing and 2gb data per day.. incoming validity is for 300/395 days according to the circle..
There will be no main balance..and will get only incoming calls and messages after 60 days..

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akki.akki wrote:

I also have 3 vi numbers which are only used for incoming.
so is BSNL is the best option for incoming calls & sms ?

Yes according to me.. because u get 300 days of incoming for 397..

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No other option other than 128/129 plan.. Better stay with Vi as it’s giving atleast free OG for 7 days once in a month or two without any recharge where no other network is providing. So your number will be saved from disconnection.
Don’t think cheaper plans nowadays, make it useful the recharge which you do. Recharge for any 1month unlimited plan and utilize all its benefits upto 22 days, later proceed for porting process. (This is what my idea 💡)

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ithehappy wrote:

@sujith8786 What do you mean by 2 months outgoing free with 397 recharge on BSNL? What happens after 2 months? Outgoing services suspended? Also, does the 397 recharge give you any main balance?

@shraaj So for OG SMS on BSNL, 147 is mandatory or what? If I have main balance I can’t send any SMS?

Post 2 months, no unlimited outgoing, will be limited to main balance. You will still able to make outgoing calls. No idea if 397 gives you any main/seconday balance.

He meant for porting SMS (chargeable short codes). Normal/UPI registration related o/g sms will work.

@sujith8786 @shraaj correct me if I’m mistaken.

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shraaj wrote:

If you are concerned about SMS then, I just want you to know that BSNL also started SMS Charges! now, you cant do SMS with 100Rs Recharges below to PORT OUT!

BSNL Says- "The O/G SMS facility to chargeable short codes is allowed only with prepaid vouchers whose MRP is equal or more than Rs.147 (the smallest voucher with “unlimited voice facility for 30 days validity” under GSM prepaid service )."

Hmm is this the reason I am unable to send SMS to special numbers?

I am currently on the 106 plan for 90 days. So if I take the 397 plan for 300 days, will I be able to send SMS to special nos.?

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andromeda wrote:

Post 2 months, no unlimited outgoing, will be limited to main balance. You will still able to make outgoing calls. No idea if 397 gives you any main/seconday balance.

He meant for porting SMS (chargeable short codes). Normal/UPI registration related o/g sms will work.

@sujith8786 @shraaj correct me if I’m mistaken.

No Balance is there as I can see zero balance..
Outgoing calls should work with top-up recharge.. as the plan validity is 300 days..
I ported only on September 20th 2021.. should wait and see what will happen after 2 months…

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sujith8786 wrote:

No Balance is there as I can see zero balance..
Outgoing calls should work with top-up recharge.. as the plan validity is 300 days..
I ported only on September 20th 2021.. should wait and see what will happen after 2 months…

@ithehappy

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ithehappy wrote:

@sujith8786 What do you mean by 2 months outgoing free with 397 recharge on BSNL? What happens after 2 months? Outgoing services suspended? Also, does the 397 recharge give you any main balance?

@shraaj So for OG SMS on BSNL, 147 is mandatory or what? If I have main balance I can’t send any SMS?

Yes,for O/G SMS on BSNL,147 Plan is mandatory but if you send normal SMS like person to person then top up also can do the work,I guess

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1cooldesidd wrote:

Hmm is this the reason I am unable to send SMS to special numbers?

I am currently on the 106 plan for 90 days. So if I take the 397 plan for 300 days, will I be able to send SMS to special nos.?

I dont know that! I am on the same plan as you are

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andromeda wrote:

Post 2 months, no unlimited outgoing, will be limited to main balance. You will still able to make outgoing calls. No idea if 397 gives you any main/seconday balance.

He meant for porting SMS (chargeable short codes). Normal/UPI registration related o/g sms will work.

@sujith8786 @shraaj correct me if I’m mistaken.

You are correct sir!

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with vi it is easy. no need to recharge. they give you 2 days special validity or 5/7 days pack free when ur no. is not recharged for 30-45 days. keep checking your number validity at *141# or *199#. When you get it just send port sms. But rememeber to keep Rs.1-2 in main balance so as to send port sms.

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desiviru wrote:

with vi it is easy. no need to recharge. they give you 2 days special validity or 5/7 days pack free when ur no. is not recharged for 30-45 days. keep checking your number validity at *141# or *199#. When you get it just send port sms. But rememeber to keep Rs.1-2 in main balance so as to send port sms.

Thanks

Have 2 Voda and 1 Idea will wait for such and send port request immediatelly. I guess even icnoming msg comes in Idea without recharge

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desiviru wrote:

with vi it is easy. no need to recharge. they give you 2 days special validity or 5/7 days pack free when ur no. is not recharged for 30-45 days. keep checking your number validity at *141# or *199#. When you get it just send port sms. But rememeber to keep Rs.1-2 in main balance so as to send port sms.

Hi, I forgot to recharge my Vi SIM for 1 day, and they disabled signals for my number… Forget about incoming, there was no signal on my number. I had to recharge with an unlimited pack to get signals and you are saying 45 days free incoming flushed

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smartnsh wrote:

Hi, I forgot to recharge my Vi SIM for 1 day, and they disabled signals for my number… Forget about incoming, there was no signal on my number. I had to recharge with an unlimited pack to get signals and you are saying 45 days free incoming flushed

I went into comma reading your comment. Now came back. stuck_out_tongue How come it is possible for them to take away signal without recharge? Never heard such a thing before. Which circle are you from? I will drag Vi to court for such a nonsense.

I’ve an active number not recharged from 30 months. But it is in phone. Whenever they deduct balance, I bash them from another Vi active number and they give balance back.

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siddudeagarwal wrote:

Thanks

Have 2 Voda and 1 Idea will wait for such and send port request immediatelly. I guess even icnoming msg comes in Idea without recharge

yeah both Idea and Vodafone numbers allow incoming sms without any packs. I am keeping them for freecharge offers else who needs when Jio is best and BSNL Har Waqt Aapke Saath.

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desiviru wrote:

with vi it is easy. no need to recharge. they give you 2 days special validity or 5/7 days pack free when ur no. is not recharged for 30-45 days. keep checking your number validity at *141# or *199#. When you get it just send port sms. But rememeber to keep Rs.1-2 in main balance so as to send port sms.

I guess OG SMS is circle specific bonus as in my case it doesn’t work. Not even in those special nos. where service validity has been in force for years without any recharge after the recent change when OG SMS was deemed a privilege.

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Those months rather a year of free jio are haunting us now.
There are big holes in the bsnl network. Mobile shows full signal but dialing it. You are out if network coverage area. The otp sms just don’t come.

Its a bad idea to move to bsnl. Any ways you will be back on jio after modiji gifts it his friend.

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desiviru wrote:

I went into comma reading your comment. Now came back. stuck_out_tongue How come it is possible for them to take away signal without recharge? Never heard such a thing before. Which circle are you from? I will drag Vi to court for such a nonsense.

I’ve an active number not recharged from 30 months. But it is in phone. Whenever they deduct balance, I bash them from another Vi active number and they give balance back.

Yes, as soon as I recharged with 449 they enabled signals. I sent port out message 1 day before my plan expiry date, that could be the reason?

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