If you fancy nice premium looking numbers BSNL’s latest feature might just entice you. State owned telecom operator BSNL has launched a feature that allows you to select your favorite number online from the set of all numbers available in your state. The service was piloted in Andhra Pradesh back in November and after a tremendous response BSNL is now offering this service PAN India.

How To Select Your Own Number Online On BSNL’s Site:

1. Go to the BSNL’s Page here.
2. Select Your State and 1 number from the list of available numbers.
3. On selection, you will get a 7 digit PIN via SMS that your will need to re-enter on the site to confirm.
4. Now you can go to your nearest BSNL Service Center and quote the Number and PIN to buy the number.

The service is absolutely free. You just pay for the usual SIM charges.

Even if you don’t like BSNL’s network, you can get your number and then opt in for MNP. This is a cool little feature that other operators might wake up to soon.