BSNL BlackOut Days | Why discounts not available?

Every operator declares BlackOut days as per TRAI reporting requirement. BSNL Mobile Blackout Days in this 2017 also reprint for this calendar year. As per TRAI, these Black Out days shall not exceed a maximum of five (5) days in a calendar year.

Indian premiere telecom brand, BSNL has always followed a clear policy, enabled the mobile consumer to make an informed choice. In telecom, it means, the available Free or Concessional/ Discounted Voice Calls / SMS with or without STVs/ Rate cutters offered by the operator under any plan/package are not available to mobile customers in these days.

BSNL Mobile Blackout Days

PSU informs the BSNL Mobile Plan customer of prepaid and postpaid services about these days through SMS. It’s not earlier than seventy-two hours and not later than twenty-four hours before the commencement of that day, the occasion, and date of that day and the rate applicable for calls and SMS on such Black Out days.

In keeping with the guidelines issued by TRAI regarding ‘Black Out Days.’ BSNL has proposed the following five days as ‘BlackOut Days,’ accordingly, and brought to the notice of BSNL esteemed customers. These BSNL Mobile blackout days 2017 also adjusted in some circles according to with their local festivals, which will inform to mobile customers in earlier as follows.

BSNL Mobile BlackOut Days 2017 Circle Wise

State / Circle Day1 Day2 Day3 Day4 Day5
Assam New Year Day
(1st January 2016)


PreDiwali day Diwali New Year Eve(31st December)
Bihar Vijaya Dashmi
Jharkhand Vijayadashmi
Kolkata Pre Diwali day
North East I Dussera
30th Sep 2017
North East II Holi (13.03.2017) Pre Diwali day
Orissa Valentine day 14.02.2017 Christmas
Andaman Nicobar Holi


PreDiwali day
West Bengal
Madhya Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu Kashmir
UP(East) Id-ul-Fitr Christmas
UP (West) Pre Diwali day New Year Eve (31st December 2017)
AndhraPradesh (AP/Telangana)
Chennai Telephones

For all 2G and 3G BSNL Mobile plans, offered with initial freebies and monthly freebies on Voice and SMS. The concessions/discounts will not be applicable on these BSNL Mobile Blackout Days. They will charge as per their subscribed BSNL Mobile Plan. These BSNL Mobile blackout days are not applicable for data category.

The reduced tariff on Voice/SMS made available with STVs (Special Tariff Vouchers) also withdrawn during BSNL mobile blackout days. Discounted call facility for “Friends and Family” will also not available during these BSNL mobile blackout days. All the calls will charge as per parent plan. So mobile users, check your mobile tariff. Plan your prepaid bill in these above mentioned BSNL Mobile blackout days to avoid excess charging of your mobile bill.


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