Your BSNL mobile number will be deactivated unless linked with Aadhaar by February 2018

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Friday urged its customers to link their mobile numbers with Aadhaar.Odisha circle, BSNL, CGM Satyananda Naik said on Friday, as per the Supreme Court order and TRAI guidelines, all existing post-paid and pre-paid mobile customers must link their phone numbers with their Aadhaar through E-KYC verification by February 6, 2018 failing which their numbers will get deactivated. The BSNL officials pointed that out of 56 lakh existing mobile customers, only three per cent have so far followed the guidelines.

Naik also said BSNL is going to instal its own tower in the Secretariat here in a fortnight.
A new landline plan, ‘Aseem’, which was introduced on July 18 with a charge of `99 per year, allows the BSNL customers to carry their own landline number everywhere. But, no outgoing calls can be made through this facility.
General Manager AK Pahi said, a customer can choose a land phone number of his choice, which will be a virtual number, where all his incoming calls will be forwarded to his mobile number of any network without any charges.

“Assem plan number can be connected with the mobile number of any network and also with BSNL land phone numbers. So far, when customers shifted from one city to another, their land phone numbers were changing, but with this facility they can connect their Aseem plan numbers with their new land phone numbers also,” he said.
BSNL officials also said, the customers will get free one month rental if they book a landline or broadband connection from its Facebook page or Twitter account.

Source: NewIndian Express