The short code 155218 will be opened in all Local Exchanges, TDM Tax / IP Tax / Soft Switches / Mobile MSC / GMSC / WLL MSC of all Telecom circles. STD code + 155218 will also be opened for inter-circle calls.
As a Category-1 service, this service may also be introduced by other service providers in India. Aster Medcity Hospital Helpline Number ‘155218’, is available across all circles and the calls from other service providers may be routed to BSNL as per existing inter connect agreement charges.
- Category-l service ( i.e. mandatory service to be provided by at the Access providers )
- Accessibility: Un-restricted, i.e. available on STD also
- Metered Service: Called party pays.
Recently, BSNL opened the following new toll free short codes as per the directions of DOT in a similar manner.
This is really a good move by DOT & BSNL and we may hope these new helpline numbers will be very much helpful to ordinary people in India.