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AUCTION OF VIP/VANITY CELLULAR NUMBERS
OF MAHARASHTRA TELECOM CIRCLE

Bidding procedure & Other Terms and conditions

 

Eligibility of customer for participating in the auction:

  1. 1.  Participants shall be Residents of the MH circle and shall possess the Address proof.
  2. 2.  All the existing BSNL Mobile Post-paid & Pre-paid customers.
  3. 3.   Any new customers who possess resident address proof in the state can bid through their family / friends BSNL Mobile number. However in such cases the liability to pay the amount, if declared highest shall remain with BSNL subscriber from whom the bid is made.
  4. 4.   New customers can also take a new BSNL Mobile connection on usual procedure through any of the BSNL POS and bid through the same Mobile Number. Once the vanity/Premium number is awarded being highest bidder, the change of number can be done.

    Terms and Conditions:

  5. 1.   Bidding shall commence at 00:00 Hrs on 07th September 2021 and shall continue till 00:00 Hrs on 15th September 2021.
  6. 2.   Only cellular (both post-paid & pre-paid) subscribers of BSNL can participate in the auction. If you are not an existing BSNL cellular subscriber then you can bid through your friend's/relative's BSNL cellular number. However in such cases the liability to pay the amount, if declared highest, shall remain with the BSNL cellular subscriber.
  7. 3.   Existing Post-paid customer can also bid for change of his/her existing number.
  8. 4.   It is mandatory that all serious bidders should first get registered for being eligible for bidding.
  9. 5.   Customer can bid for vanity number either through SMS OR through WEB site.
  10. 6.   A) The procedure for Bidding through SMS is given below:
  11. 6.1   1. REGISTRATION:- Send SMS REGVAN for normal Registration. Send SMS REGVAN to 56666. Normal Registration will be charged @Rs.2/-.
  12. 6.2.   2. VANITY NUMBER LIST:- To know the VANITY numbers list, send SMS :VLIST<SPACE><MH> <SPACE>< PATTERN> to 56666. Eg: VLIST AP 12345 TO 56666: Rs.2/- will be charged for the above MS.
  13. 6.3   3. BIDDING:-
  14. 6.3a   To know the highest bid available for your choice number send SMS : CHOICE<SPACE>10 digit mobile number to 56666. Eg: CHOICE 9400000000 to 56666. Rs.2/- will be charged for the above SMS.
  15. 6.3b   3.2 To participate in bidding for a vanity/premium number send SMS: CHOICE<SPACE><10 digit mobile number><SPACE>Y to 56666. Eg: CHOICE 9400000000 Y to 56666 (Rs.150/- will be charged for the above SMS. Now customer can be able to participate in bidding for the above registered number.)
  16. 6.3c   To bid for a Vanity number send SMS: CHOICE<SPACE>10 digit mobile number<SPACE>AMOUNT to 56666. Eg:- CHOICE 9400000000 20000 to 56666. (To bid for the mobile number 9400000000 at an amount Rs.20000/-) Rs.2/- will be charged for the above SMS
  17. 7.   For auction through WEB, the customer shall register on http://eauction.bsnl.co.in portal for participating in bidding. The registration is free on portal. Available premium mobile numbers and their status of bidding at the time of his login is available on web site.
  18. 8.   The customer need to select the premium number of his choice and proceed for registration for that number by paying the Rs.150/- fixed charges (Registration charges-Non Refundable) through online payment (by credit card/debit card or online banking).customer can bid for one or more numbers of choice but each number must be registered for bidding.
  19. 9.    After successful registration for a number by paying the registration charges for that number the customer is eligible to participate in the bidding for that number(s).
  20. 10.   The customer can participate in bidding of his selected premium number through web or through SMS from his registered mobile number. The bidding process will take the first come first server method to accept the bidding and in return will update all the remaining bidders.
  21. 11.   There will be 3 bidder for same number. In case the first bidder fails to accept the offer within 5 working days, the same will be passed on to the next highest bidder i.e second highest bidder or third highest bidder.
  22. 12.   If no one is interested in taking the number the same will be released for next auction process.
  23. 13.   For prepaid customer ,minimum balance in their account should be Rs 200/-.
  24. 14.  Bid below the minimum reserve base price shall not be accepted.
  25. 15.  At the end of auction, top three (H1,H2,H3) bidders shall be informed by BSNL, about their status and request them to provide Name, Address and details of ID(to ensure that number is allotted to selected customer only). These details shall be used to contact the selected bidder. Therefore it is very essential that bidders are always available on the mobile phone.
  26. 16.  For bided amount applicable taxes shall be extra.
  27. 17.  Selected bidder can have his/her choice number under any existing mobile plan (prepaid or postpaid) of BSNL. However the normal SIM/Activation charges, Security Deposit (in case of Postpaid plan) etc., shall be charged extra on actual basis.
  28. 18.   Amount paid for the vanity number taken in auction is non-refundable.
  29. 19.   Entire bid amount shall have to be paid in single installment before obtaining the choice vanity number.
  30. 20.   The registration charges will be adjusted in the bid amount of those successful bidders who ultimately purchase the number, irrespective of the bid value.
  31. 21.   Bid shall be acceptable in multiples of Rs. 100.00 only. For example, if the current bid for your choice number is Rs 1500.00, then you can bid any amount above Rs 1500.00 in multiple of 100 i.e. Rs 1600.00, Rs 1700.00 etc.
  32. 22.   In case the highest bidder(s), when contacted to deposit the bid amount refuses, his/her BSNL Mobile number shall be debarred from next round of auction (Only one auction). However if the same subscriber has been offered multiple Vanity/VIP numbers and he/she ultimately purchases at least three numbers, then his/her number shall not be debarred.
  33. 23.   The highest bidder has to deposit the bid amount with nearest CSCs of concerned SSA within 5 working days of intimation.
  34. 24.  Selected bidder can have his/her choice number under any existing cellular plan, Post-paid or Pre-paid, of BSNL. However the normal SIM/Activation Charges, Security (in case of Post-paid plan) etc shall be charged extra on actual basis.
  35. 25.  No extra charges are payable in case of the selected number is to be changed for a post-paid connection.
  36. 26.  The successful bidder can approach the nearby CSC by showing the SMS intimation for vanity / premium number. The CSC in-charge will generate the invoice for payment of bidding amount / the balance of BID amount after deduction of registration charge which are already paid through Auction portal. After payment of bidding amount along with the CAF should be submitted to the CSC.
  37. 27.  BSNL Maharashtra Circle reserves the right to cancel allocation of any vanity/VIP number at any time without assigning any reason.