Fancy phone numbers are trending nowadays where people are spending a lot of numbers like 992000000 or 9123123123 (for instance). Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a state-owned telecom provider has an abundance of fancy numbers or VIP numbers or vanity, or premium numbers available. Carved out of special combinations of numbers or repeated combinations, these BSNL phone numbers can be used for both postpaid and prepaid connections in India. However, interested buyers are required to make a bid for the number they like via BSNL e-Auction website.
The e-Auctions are pretty simple where you have to bid on a number you like and wait for the bid to close. BSNL segregates bidders into three categories (H1, H2, H3) based on the amount bided and the opportunity to get hands on the fancy number is transferred every time the current category fails to pay the bid amount such as if H1 fails, the bid goes to H2 and so on.
Want to get your hands on a fancy number from BSNL? Check out the step-by-step instructions mentioned below to get your hands on it. Here’s how.
How To Get BSNL Fancy Number aka VIP Number Through Auction?
Let’s dive into the facts on how you can get your hands on a BSNL fancy number or VIP number or premium number using these step-by-step instructions mentioned below.
Step #1: First up, go to BSNL’s e-Auction website and select your state/circle from the list mentioned on the right. Note that when you select the circle here, you will get information related to the said circle only. There are three sections here – Ending Today, Ongoing States, and Upcoming States that you can select as per your will and wish.
Step #2: You will need to enter both an email ID and mobile number to register on BSNL’s e-Auction website. The latter will share all the login credentials via email that you can access.
Step #3: Tap on “Login/Register >> Login” and enter the details as asked to complete the login process.
Step #4: Next up, hover to “Available Numbers” on the sidebar and check for the fancy numbers that you might be interested in. The homepage already segregates auctions by the state which means you can get a Maharashtra or Gujarat number by going to the respective state if you are living in Mumbai or Ahmedabad, respectively.
Step #7: Once you have paid the registration fee, you can click on “My Bid Status” everytime you are online on BSNL e-Auction website to check its current status.
Additional Details For The BSNL e-Auction
According to BSNL guidelines, BSNL has three classes of bidders on each number that it segregates as H1, H2, and H3. The allocated number is first assigned to H1 if the bid is highest (and based on other factors). H1 has to pick the number and pay the amount within 7 days, both H2 and H3 will get their refund in 22 days. If H1 fails to pay the bid amount within a stipulated time, H2 gets the opportunity to own the number and has to pay within 7 days. Here, H1’s registration fee is forfeited while H3 gets the refund in 31 days.
If both H1 and H2 fail to pay the bid amount and own the fancy number in question, both of their registration fees are forfeited. The H3 gets the opportunity to own the number within 7 days (after H2 is forfeited) or else the registration fee of the trio is forfeited.