BSNL has come out with a really nice scheme – and opened up the choice of numbers to its existing / prospective subscribers.
One can choose number of mobile phone. Only one number can be reserved per mobile phone. The ‘reservation’ of number is valid for 72 hours (3 days).
After reserving the number, one gets a PIN that one has to confirm. And thereafter visit the nearest Customer Service Center (CSC) of BSNL to claim the SIM. The SIM comes Free !
The link can be accessed from:
The scheme is called “Choose Your Mobile Number”
In some circles like MP, now BSNL also provides “Fancy Numbers” and can be accessed from the above link. These are priced higher than the ordinary numbers. These are not VIP numbers, but akin to them.
The comment to this post is being closed as I find that there were recent comments of people who wanted to sell numbers (such comments have been deleted). It may kindly be noted that this is a private personal website, and not to act as proxy for such trade in any manner, and this website is also not meant to be a match maker for private trade of numbers.
(Readers may kindly note that mobile number should be obtained only from the operator directly. Any active number issued by the operator is not transferable.)