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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

How to activate Rs. 0.10 (10 paise) per call Friends and Family offer in BSNL Mobile

Most of you might not be aware of this plan from BSNL which allows you to call any two numbers (BSNL of course) for Re. 0.10 (US$0.0022) for 60seconds pulse.

The offer is as follows:

BSNL has decided to re-brand the prepaid cellular service EXCEL as EXCEL POWER to enhance value to the prepaid customers. Under this EXCEL POWER plan BSNL prepaid cellular subscribers can call any two BSNL phones (One land line number is mandatory) within circle/LSA at reduced rate of Rs.0.10 per minute with 60second pulse rate. The terms and conditions are as follows :

1. The call charges for the two selected numbers under this scheme is Rs. 0.10 per minute with 60 second pulse rate.
2. All other calls will be charged as per plan.
3. The number once selected can not be changed for a period of six months except for some technical reason.
4. The above facility is not applicable for subscriber under "Excel Anant" and "Excel One India".
5. This scheme is equally applicable to all postpaid plans.
6. This scheme is applicable with effect from 16.07.2006.
7. While roaming, normal roaming charges will apply and the reduced call charges will not apply.

Now How to activate this scheme :

Customers can give any two numbers within Karnataka(or any other State in India`)

The facility gets automatically revoked if the selected landline number is surrenderd, disconnected or ceases to exist due to any reason.

BSNL's Cellular customers should send an SMS to 3733 in the following format

(The landline and Cellone numbers given below are only illustrative. The customers should give the numbers to which they would like the FnF Talk)

1. If two landline numbers are chosen (the two BSNL landline numbers may be anywhere in the same state)

FFE <1st><2nd>

Example FFE 08024748580 04352443466

2. If one landline and one mobile number are chosen, the 1st number should be the landline chosen
(the two BSNL numbers may be anywhere in the same State)

FFE <1st>

Example FFE 08024748580 9444979767

Customers will be informed through SMS about the activation of their requests.


  1. Anonymous said,

    thanx for ur post
    can we activate only 1 landline number leaving the other empty

    on 5/13/2007 9:40 AM

  2. Jason S said,

    Yes you can.


    on 5/13/2007 2:35 PM

  3. chandrasingh said,

    Hi Jason,
    Thanks for the info. I did not know earlier that you can have both land lines. Any idea how to change the numbers after 6 months?

    on 5/26/2007 8:11 PM

  4. Jason S said,

    You will need to call up the BSNL customer care[ 1500 ] to change the number after 6 months.


    on 5/27/2007 11:13 AM

  5. Anonymous said,

    i tried the FFE thing but it didnt work out for me...few moments later i got a msg frm 3733 sayin that the code is EXLPOWER 1STNO. 2NDNO. for prepaid customers and for post-paid custOmers the code is CELLONE 1STNO. 2NDNO.
    Eg:- say for prepaid write - EXLPOWER 075677766 9468977888

    on 10/01/2007 12:54 PM

  6. Rakesh Kumar said,

    When I tried the same on 21st May 2008 the expected format as suggested by Custom Care person is as shown below

    FFE (Land Phone No.) (Mob. No.)

    FFE 04812506306 9496158771

    SMS should be sent to 53733. Please note that this is for Perpaid users. First number should be a Land Phone number. Second number can either be a Land phone number or a mob number. Giving two numbers is mandatory. Both number (Land phone number and Mobile number) must be BSNL connection. Soon after sending this SMS you will get back another SMS saying wait for confirmation SMS. It would take some time to receive the confirmation SMS. When you are registered for this feature then only the confirmation SMS shall be sent to you.

    on 5/21/2008 6:05 PM

  7. Anonymous said,

    Have you tried call forwarding from Cellone to the FnF landline. If so what are the charges - is it the same as the normal call forwarding charges

    on 7/03/2008 6:28 PM

  8. Anonymous said,

    the number 3733 has changed to 53733

    on 7/29/2008 5:47 PM

  9. Shanmughan B said,

    What is the method to activate Reduced call charges facility in BSNL Postpaid plan 'Plan-325' @ 20paise.

    on 10/19/2011 9:39 PM