BSNL Trick to Gift Prepaid Balance Instantly to Your Friend

BSNL had recently added this feature of gifting prepaid balance. But not everyone knows that this feature exists or knows how to gift balance. In fact, even the BSNL website doesn’t have any mention of this feature. This guide shows you how to gift balance instantly via sms and also mentions the limits and charges associated.


Before, we tell you how to gift balance let’s discuss who can you gift and how much.

Any BSNL prepaid customer who has a balance of over 200 can gift talktime balance to another BSNL prepaid customer via SMS using this feature. The person you are gifting balance to can be your friend or family member or anyone else. Here are the conditions:

  • Person who is gifting should have more than 200 balance after subtracting gift amount
  • The cost of gifting is Re. 1 for every transaction
  • Only one transaction can be made per day
  • Person you are gifting to must be in same circle/state
  • You can gift any amount above 10 and less than 100

How to Gift Balance?

Type an SMS Message GIFT <space> ten digit Phone number which will receive gift <space> Gift Amount

Send the SMS to 53738. For example, GIFT 9432112345 50


This works for most of the states I tried in.

In case you are unable to do the transaction, try it again the other day. The BSNL servers do get inactive at times causing people to panic and believe it won’t work ever.

It’s a great feature allowing you to gift balance to your friend who might have run out of balance and urgently needs a recharge.

Article by Rajat

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