Jaipur: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has put 50 prepaid GSM numbers online which people can buy in Rajasthan telecom circle.
One can book a number of his choice from the BSNL’s website. The number will be activated on any BSNL SIM after the buyer submits necessary documents.
As per the process, a person can book only one GSM mobile number of his choice from the available numbers on BSNL’s website. After the selection of number, the person will get an SMS with a PIN code of seven digits.
This PIN would be valid for next 96 hours after registration. Then the person would need to enter the 7-digit PIN in BSNL’s website. Thereafter, the person can contact the nearest BSNL’s customer service centre or its franchisee and tell about the mobile number and PIN to get the selected mobile number.
The dealer will obtain the SIM card from the BSNL. After submitting the required documents, the person can fetch the SIM card from the dealer.
Ramesh Chand Bansal, assistant general manager, marketing, BSNL, said, “Now we have started offering GSM numbers online. Jaipur residents now need not visit a dealer or our office. They can simply book the numbers on our website.”
Rajesh Sharma, a local, said, “It is a good step as I can select my favourite number sitting in front of my laptop.”