BSNL launches mobile backup system in two states

October 5th, 2008 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, Oct 5 (IANS) State-run telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has launched “mobile backup system” in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, a top company official here said.The new system would help BSNL subscribers retrieve their contact numbers in case of losing the cell phone.

“More than the cost of the handset, what hurts a person the most on losing a mobile phone is the loss of his or her contacts. But they don’t have to bother any longer if they subscribe to our newly launched service, provided at a nominal cost of Re.1 a day,” BSNL general manager of Bhopal circle Mahesh Shukla told IANS.

“The loss in terms of the cost of handset may pinch you, but you don’t have to worry about your important contact numbers if you subscribe this service as it would help BSNL subscribers to retrieve their phone numbers,” he added.

Most of the mobile service providers are now focusing on value-added services to attract maximum number of customers, and this is one of them, he said.

“However, they would be able to retrieve only phone book numbers at present, and not the other things like music, photos and videos,” Shukla said.

To activate the service, GPRS subscribers would be required to send an SMS typing ‘SUB’ or ‘HELP’ to 58989 or they can also access it at “http//”.

BSNL has set a target of providing 80,000 new GSM mobile connections, 10,900 landline connections and 9,500 broadband connections by March 31, 2009.

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