How to Get Free Talktime / SMS / Special Call Rates on Airtel for Free

by Keshav Gupta · 30 comments

in Hacks, Tips and Tricks

If you are an Indian Telecom user (Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Tata Indicom, Docomo, Reliance etc.), Then you are in luck for some free offers. With the launch of MNP – Mobile Number portability, these telecom companies are doing everything to retain their customer base.
I thought of checking with one of the service provider(Airtel) , if I want to switch around to other company.
And it came as no surprise, upon asking them to switch to other operator, Airtel gave me a “Airtel Surprise Offer”. They offered me 10p/minute for one month!
To send the magic SMS

Send “PORT <your-mobile-number>” TO 1900

and in sometime you will get a SMS with some transfer code(ignore it, if you are fine with your provider).
I researched a little bit and found that your Airtel Surprise can be free talktime, special call rates, free sms etc.
I am not too sure about other operators but if you also got such offer on Vodafone, Idea, Tata Docomo etc. Tell Us in comments below.

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suhel March 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I got 2gb worth mobile connect in 99 Rs/- from Vodafone….


2 mayank March 10, 2011 at 2:48 am

i m a bit cnfused. I send tat sms n i got 30 rs talk time on docomo carier but wn i trid on my frind’s cel tn nthing hapend. Nt only 1 but i trid on many docomo nmbrs. Tn y only i ws rewarded!


3 Keshav Gupta March 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

Its because you are a more valued customer to them.
And secondly mobile number portability is only allowed on numbers older than 3 months – make sure those numbers were old enough!


4 CA Karan Batra April 20, 2011 at 12:53 am

Hey, it worked Keshav. I mssged Airtel yesterday and today got a call wherein they are now offering me 10p/min at a nominal rate of Rs. 30/ month. Thanks yar.


5 ananth July 12, 2011 at 11:04 am

hey buddies,,,,,,once i tried this in docomo….they gave me a recharge offr….recharge 50…and get a talk time of 100……and i hav tried it with ma anthr frnd…he got recharge offr 100 and a talktime of 200


6 Bhaskar Saha July 12, 2011 at 7:13 pm

hi all, i got the same offer but free till 10 days and after that it will deduct rs 1 everyday from my acc. but still a good offer. thanx to MNP.. :)


7 chowdon vikhari July 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm

hi! i send a sms for mnp & i get a offer a2a@10p/min&a2o@30p/min for 60 days,i used 6o day after then i follow same proses,at present my call rate@10p/min.THANK U PAPAI.


8 prakash August 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm

i got mnp offer that is a2a@10p/min & a2o@15p/min for 90 day at kolkata.thaks my friends to solve my problem.


9 Sid August 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm

can this be done multiple times or just once?


10 Keshav Gupta August 24, 2011 at 12:59 pm

It can be done whenever you run out of the offer period..


11 Dileep September 25, 2011 at 10:43 am

i send that msg to that number.but i didn’t got any balance


12 Keshav Gupta September 25, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Dileep, you won’t get any balance.. but a call from your operator and they’ll try to persuade you to not leave their network. And will give you some offers as mentioned!


13 Sweetz May 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Hi friends, I got a call from them . They told me that they will offer a-a 20ps/ othr mob 40ps , its been two days nearly i dint get any offers from them. what should i have to do next?


14 Satheesh May 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Thanks yar, I also got the offer…30p/min for 90days to any mobile.


15 shubham April 28, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Is this trick still valid because I tried but nothing happened


16 Derrick Boadi-Sarpong May 25, 2013 at 10:55 pm

I want the code for the promotion package airtel to airtel talk time for a month.


17 dkp July 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm

i got 30paise/min std for 3 months airtel gave me..


18 Anubhav October 8, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Please tell me that in which condition i Get Free Talktime / SMS / Special Call Rates on Tata Docomo for Free.


19 Meraj khan December 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm



20 Kunal May 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm

what will i do after give a unique porting code ???????
plzzz tell me………


21 Keshav Gupta May 23, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Just wait, your operator will call you asking why you want to leave their network? Tell them that plan is costly and you are switching to a competitor. After that they will ask you about plan you are getting (tell them 1paisa/2sec no rent) and they will offer theirs to you (ask them if they have any more plans, and select the best one).


22 sreerag e August 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

i have tried it 12 months ago. now i am happy because i am getting 1gb 2g data for everymonth.


23 Akansha September 13, 2014 at 12:10 am

Latest freecharge trick. download mobile app recharge ur mobile
by app (any amount even 10 rs) and on
payment page click on promocode option. and
use promocode FCREFVSYXLHJD u will get an
instant cashback of rs50 in ur account. njoy.


24 Amitava Saha September 21, 2014 at 12:18 pm

i got nothing..


25 Keshav Gupta September 29, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Please see my reply to garry.


26 garry September 23, 2014 at 1:31 pm

sirf transfer code hi aa reha


27 Keshav Gupta September 29, 2014 at 10:47 pm

You will get a call from your mobile operator in about 24 hours, to ask you not to switch. And in turn they’ll give you a better plan


28 Kanishk October 12, 2014 at 1:14 pm

it can also be used in airtel postpaid


29 adnan November 26, 2014 at 9:09 am

code has came but still no benefit to me. why ?


30 nitin January 2, 2015 at 10:51 am

Hayi i got an offer of 40 pese /min local + std thainkx bt i want more cheapest rate like others does this work again naw??


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