National telecom backbone - Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced the launch of yet another industry first offer - 'FREE TO HOME' service for its customers on PAN India basis.
'FREE TO HOME' service allows free call forwarding facility to BSNL landline numbers for its prepaid as well as postpaid mobile subscribers. This new service is available with effect from 30th May 2016 on wards in all telecom circles.
As per the latest information, BSNL Free to Home Service involves the following types of call forwarding cases from BSNL Mobile to BSNL Landline Numbers:
- Allowing call forwarding from both prepaid and postpaid BSNL mobile numbers of an LSA to any BSNL Landline Numbers of that LSA on free of cost basis i.e., no charges be levied on the Mobile Number originating the forwarding request.
- Allowing call forwarding from both prepaid and postpaid BSNL mobile numbers of an LSA to any BSNL Landline Numbers outside LSA on chargeable basis. The charges to be levied on the Mobile Number originating the forwarding request would be same as per its subscribed plan.
- The said call forwarding by BSNL Mobile Number to home LSA BSNL Landline Number should work even when the said mobile number is in national roaming to other than home LSA.
BSNL 'Free to Home' service allows all BSNL mobile subscribers (both prepaid and postpaid) to forward their mobile calls to any BSNL Landline number of his / her choice. The facility will be offered free of cost to calls forwarded to Landline numbers within LSA and will continue to be free even during roaming. However, calls forwarded to landline numbers outside the LSA will be charged according to the existing tariff.
How to Activate BSNL Call Forwarding 'Free to Home' Services
|BSNL Mobile Call Farwarding - Options||Dial Code for Activation||Dial Code To Check Status||Dial Code for Deactivation|
|Forward All incoming calls (Any Situation)||*21*number#||*#21#||#21# (Deactivate)
##21# (Erase only)
|Forward all voice calls, when busy (i.e., you are speaking to others)||**67* number #||--||##67#|
|Forward the calls, if Not responding / answered the incoming calls||**61*number #
(with out time)
##61# (Erase Only)
|Call forwarding when your BSNL Mobile is Switched Off or Out of Reach / Out of coverage area||**62*number #||*#62#||#62# (Deactivate)
##62# (Erase Only)
|To cancel all the above Call Forwarding conditions||Dial ##002#|
As we reported last year, BSNL launched Unlimited FREE Night Calling Scheme to all existing and new Landline customers in an attempt to arrest the declining strength of its landline customer base. The scheme already got tremendous response from customers and more customers are willing to take new landline connections to avail the FREE Night Calling Scheme which is available to Landline as well as Mobile Numbers of Any network in India. Free to Home service may give a big thrust to BSNL's Landline business in the coming days.
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