Bharat Sanchar Niham Limited (BSNL), a public sector Telecom company has been India's Pride for over 150 years. Dr. William O’Shaughnessy who pioneered telegraph and telephone in India belonged to the Public Works Department. The Telegraph Department during 1854-57 comprised a Superintendent of Telegraphs, with three Deputy Superintendents at Bombay, Madras and Pegu in Burma.
For a complete history of India telephones click here.
BSNL had monopoly in Telecommunication industry until recently. It has huge network of exchanges, switching stations, towers and cabling. BSNL offers Landline Telephone, WLL (Wireless in Local Loop) services, BSNL Dialup internet (sancharnet card), BSNL BroadBand service (DataOne), ISDN services, Cellular services including cellone (postpaid) and excel (prepaid) and more.
BSNL's offers services at lowest prices comparing other operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Tata Indicom, Reliance and Hutch. OneIndia plan was introduced by Mr. Dayanidhi maran which offers customers to talk STD calls at 1 rupee per minute across India. BSNL offers Broadband Internet starting at rupees 250 per month. It offers internet on WLL phone for those who dont have landline or where feasibility of landline is NIL. Highspeed internet on WLL phone is offered at Rs.250/- per month.
For Details of BSNL WLL phone services click here.
For BSNL cellone postpaid details click here.
For BSNL excel prepaid mobile deatils click here.
For BSNL prepaid Tariff details click here
you can find recharges rates, topups and bonus card details
For Tariff Details of Broadband Dataone internet: click here.
BSNL website offers Online telephone Directory with name search, number search, exchange wise, SSA, district wise searches. It offers a handy India map in which you can click the area of interest. Search results includes Name, phone number, address.
For online BSNL directory with map click here
For statewise BSNL phone directory click here
For coimbatore SSA telephone directory click here.
For Pondichery directory click here
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