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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Know Your BSNL Prepaid: New USSD Short Codes for Account Balance, Data Balance, STV Balance for BSNL Kerala Circle

After commissioning a New IN (Intelligent Network) by BSNL Kerala Telecom Circle, the existing USSD short codes  for prepaid balance enquiry, STV balance enquiry etc. were changed. BSNL has upgraded it's network elements to the latest version through the GSM Phase VII expansion project. 


BSNL has also introduced new USSD Selfcare Option for it's Prepaid Mobile customers which enables them to activate STVs, Change Tariff Plans, Change Friend & Family (FFE) Numbers etc. through USSD commands.

Prepaid Mobile customers of BSNL Kerala telecom circle may easily know the details of Main Account balance, Voice STV balance, Data balance, Friends and Family Numbers, SMS balance enquiry etc. by dialing these short codes.

The major changes are in the prepaid stv balance enquiry short code, SMS Key words (SMS short codes) and the SMS number for the activation of STVs through SMS. 
  • The current number 53733 has changed to 123 for SMS activation of STVs. 
  • Prepaid STV balance enquiry short code will be *124*2#  for all STVs (ie. for VOICE, SMS, DATA & ISD STVs). 
  • STV balance details can also be obtained through SMS . To get all details regarding currently activated STVs, send sms STVENQ to 123.
  • However, the SMS Activation procedure for ISD facility has not changed. To activate ISD facility, send sms ACT space ISD to 53733
  • Accumulation of Data STVs of different denominations is not possible. Only STVs of same MRP will be accumulated.
  • Cumulative topup facility for validity extension is not available for New Mithram Plan. Now validity is given along with Top Up vouchers. See it's details here.

BSNL Kerala Circle GSM Prepaid Mobile Balance Enquiry Short Codes
Short Code to Dial
(USSD Code)
Information Displayed
*123# Main Account Balance, Expiry Date, Account Status & Plan Name
*124*2# Details of Activated STVs ( Includes VOICE, DATA, SMS, ISD STVs etc)
*124*6# Displays Registered Friends & Family (FFE) Numbers
*888# OR *1# Displays Mobile Number
*124# Displays USSD Selfcare Menu with options

Latest SMS Activation Keywords for STVs
Prepaid Plan Vouchers MRP (Rs) Validity (Days) Old STV Code New STV Code
Per Second Plan 36 180 PV36 PLAN SEC
Per Minute Plan 37 180 PV37 PLAN MIN
Mithram Plan 49 180 PV49 PLAN MITHRAM
Pyari Jodi Plan 75 180 PV75 PLAN PYARI
Roam Free Plan 199 180 PV199 PLAN RTPFR199
Roaming Plan 46 180 PV46 PLAN RTP46
Jai Jawan Plan 99 30 PV99 PLAN JAWAN
Annual Data Plan 1251 1251 365 PV1251 PLAN DATA1251
Annual Data Plan 2299 2299 365 PV2299 PLAN DATA2299
Annual Data Plan 3299 3299 365 PV3299 PLAN DATA3299

The new IN offers USSD selfcare service (through *124#) which enables a prepaid customers to check their balance, activate STVs, change the current prepaid mobile plan, Friends & Family number change etc. USSD selfcare service can be accessed by dialling *124#.

New USSD Selfcare Services for BSNL Prepaid Mobile Customers of Kerala Circle
USSD Selfcare Menu :   Dial *124#
Press 1 for balance
Main A/c balance Rs.10.0000  Exp: Date: 31/12/2014 Plan: Pyari Jodi, Press 9 to go back to Main Menu or 0 to exit
Press 2 for Recharge Press 1 for Voucher Recharge
Pls enter your 18 digit secret code followed by #
Press 2 for Third party recharge Dial the target mobile No & secret code in <10 digit number>*<18 digit secret code># format
Press 9  to go back Returns to previous menu 
Press 0  to exit Exit 
Press 3 for STV Press 1 for STV enquiry Displays STV details 
Press 2 for STV subscribe Please choose STV type 1 GPRS 2 Voice 3 SMS 4 ROAM 5 COMBO 6 ISD.  Enter your choice
Press 9  to go back to main menu Returns to previous menu 
Press 0  to exit Exit  
Press 4  for Plan Change Please Choose new tariff plan name:1.  New Mithram  2 Per Sec etc.
Press 5 for FNF Press 1 for FNF view On your FNF list you have: 9443100123.  Press 9 to go back to main menu or 0 to exit
Press 2 for FNF add Enter the 10 digit number followed by #
Press 3 for FNF Modify Enter the old and new number in <old number>*<new number>#
Press 9  to go back to main menu Returns to previous menu  
Press 0  to exit Exit  

Now Prepaid Mobile Customers can also know their last CDR (Call Detailed Record) by sending the SMS key word to 123. This facility is very much helpful to individual customers to know the details about their account balance deductions.

New SMS keywords for CDR / FNF Change / Balance Enquiry...
Other SMS KEY Words
Description SMS Keyword
For Last 5 CDR LAST5
For FNF Add FFE<10 digit number>
For Pyari Jodi Landline Add FFL<11 digit number>
For Jai Jawan (Para Military) Add PMF<10 digit number>
To list registered FNF FNFLIST
To list eligible plan for migration PLANLIST
For balance enquiry BAL
For Voucher Recharge RC<18 digit secret code>

Dear Readers, how many of you are familiar with these new USSD short codes? Please share your experiences with us via comments.

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  1. how to know the karnataka bsnl prepaid mobile balance - free recharge

  2. My balance enquiry for STV worked. *124*2# . From kerala :)