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BSNL Trick: How to activate BSNL Offers via SMS and save money up to 15% on all STVs?

Self-activation of BSNL offers saves money up to 15%.

Self-care is a method that BSNL offers for activating STVs and Plan Vouchers. It implies that BSNL users do not need to look for retail stores or online recharge websites every time they want to activate a specific BSNL offer.

BSNL Mobile customers having sufficient prepaid account balance can activate BSNL offers through SMS or USSD short code or Web selfcare portal. The most interesting thing in self activation of BSNL offers is that, customers may save their money up to 15% on all STVs. We are not sure how many BSNL customers are aware of this money saving trick.

Money Saving trick on Activating BSNL Offers & STVs

To activate an offer via SMS, the exact SMS code of the desired STV / Plan Voucher has to be sent to toll free number 123. Before sending SMS, we have to ensure sufficient balance in our prepaid account.

How much money can be saved on self-activation of BSNL Offers?

MRP of all BSNL prepaid STVs and Offers include 15% of service tax. While activating an offer through selfcare mode, BSNL will charge only the Face Value of that STV. It is because service tax is already collected while adding our prepaid account balance.

MRP of an STV = Face Value + 15% of Face Value
Face Value of an STV = (MRP x 100)/115

Money Saving on Self activation = MRP – Face Value = (MRP x 0.15) / 1.15

Example: Say one customer wishes to activate BSNL’s most popular offer 339 via SMS. SMS code for activating Unlimited Combo offer 339 is STV COMBO339. After sending STV COMBO339 to 123, an amount of Rs 294.78 only will be deducted from his / her balance.

Face Value of Combo STV 339 = (339 x 100)/115 = 294.78

Money Saving on Combo STV 339 = (339 x 0.15) / 1.15 = 44.22

Thus a customer can save Rs 44.22/- on activating 339 plans. Saving will be higher for higher denomination offers. On activating Unlimited 3G Data pack 1099 through SMS (STV DATA1099) we can save Rs 143.35/- i.e., Rs 955.65/- only will be deducted from main account. The same trick is applicable to all BSNL STVs and Plan Vouchers which are having SMS activation codes.

If you chose Full Talk Time / Extra Talk Time Offers to add the primary account balance to your BSNL prepaid connection, your savings will be greater. All prepaid mobile subscribers in all circles are always eligible for Full Talk Time for a Top Up of Rs 220 from BSNL. The equivalent talk values of Rs. 575 and Rs. 1200 will be provided for top-ups of Rs. 550 and Rs. 1100, respectively.

SMS Activation Codes of BSNL STVs & Offers are summarized below:

  • BSNL Prepaid 3G / 2G Data Offers
  • BSNL Unlimited 3G / 2G Data Offers
  • BSNL 3G / 2G Annual Data Offers
  • BSNL Local & STD Voice Calling Offers
  • BSNL Unlimited Voice Calling Offers
  • BSNL Prepaid Combo Offers
  • BSNL Prepaid SMS Offers
  • BSNL Prepaid ISD Offers
  • BSNL Prepaid Mobile Plans

Customers may also use Web Selfcare Portal or USSD short codes to activate offers & STVs. Same discount is applicable in both these methods (Web Selfcare & USSD) also. See its details below:

  • BSNL allows USSD based activation of prepaid mobile Data & Voice STVs through new short code *444#
  • BSNL launched USSD activation of Unlimited Combo STV 339, Now dial *444*339# to activate the offer @ just Rs 295
  • BSNL launches Web Selfcare Portal for South Zone GSM Prepaid Mobile Customers, Now activate STVs, get STV details etc Online

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Written by Shallu Srivastav

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