What is GP1 & GP2 of BSNL Mobile and its Offers

Find the new updated time periods for BSNL GP1 and GP2, and which facilities you have at the time of Grace period on your prepaid mobile.

What is BSNL GP1

GP is Grace Period, and GP1 for subscribed BSNL prepaid plan starts from day 1 of expiry of the account under BSNL GSM mobile services, and the period of 7 days from the expiry date. In this time, all the available balances if any may add to next recharge, and with in GP1 time operator allows to get all incoming calls by barring the outgoing voice and data/sms services.

What is GP2 in BSNL Mobile

  • The Grace Period Two is a time for which subscribed BSNL prepaid plan starts from the 8th day of expiry date, and this GP2 applicable for all BSNL prepaid plans. If any existing balances available before expiry may not carry for GP2 period, and also all the VOICE / SMS / DATA services completely barred, and the time for BSNL GP2 is 165 days from GP1.
  • The total GP1 (7days) and GP2 (165 days) period is 172 days from the data of expiry for all BSNL prepaid plans.
  • Allowing the main validity extension of active/GP-I/GP-II by the recharge of STVs/Combo /Plan vouchers of MRP equal to or more than Rs.49.
  • GP-II and beyond GP-II customers have to do minimum recharge of Rs.107/- for returning to Active state.
  • Restrict/ curb the O/G SMS facility to chargeable short codes with all those prepaid vouchers whose MRP is less than the smallest voucher provide the unlimited voice facility for 30 days validity under GSM prepaid service.
  • With effect from 29.08.2020, The competent authority has decided to withdraw the Top up Recharge facility extended to GP-II customers on Pan-India basis. Also the lifetime customers who are under GP2 were automatically migrates to BSNL Premium Per Minute Plan (107) w.e.f. 01.12.2021.
  1. Can the validity will extend for BSNL STVs in GP1 and GP2 periods?

    Customers are allowed to recharge STVs/combo vouchers of MRP Rs.75 and above during GP I & GP II period and make the customers in active status under the base plan with a validity of the recharged STVs/Combo vouchers for all plans (Corporate & circle specific) of retail customers, and this is implemented from 14.02.2020.

  2. How & When this Grace Period start for a BSNL prepaid customer?

    The subscriber has to recharge with Plan voucher after every “plan/recharge validity” period or any applicable recharge to avail the benefits under this tariff plan, In case of recharge with applicable STV/Combo voucher, the validity of tariffs plan will be extended corresponding to validity of that STV/Combo voucher.

    In case of non-recharge with plan voucher or any applicable recharge at the end of validity period, BSNL reserves the right to provide the plan benefits in a curtailed manner during the grace period with GP-I of 7 days and GP-II of 165days, and in case this recharge condition is not met, post the grace period, the services will be suspended.”

  3. What will happen after GP2 expiry for BSNL Mobile number?

    After the completion of 172 days expiry, the mobile number will be deactivated completely, and release into market allowing to book online through Choose Your Mobile Number Portal for activation to any subscriber who comes first for activation.

  4. Why we are not getting the incoming calls after recharge in GP2 period?

    When a customer is in Grace Period 2 (deactive status) and recharged with any applicable plan voucher, he will be allowed to do outgoing calls immediately, but after 3 to 4 hours of time, all the incoming services will be restored by the mobile operator and becomes active.

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74 thoughts on “What is GP1 & GP2 of BSNL Mobile and its Offers”

  1. Bsnl I want change to another operator but sms is not happening it is telling failed, What shall I do
    15 days left in my plan

  2. I was not able to send any sms with my previous unlimited voice call plan. So, I have migrated my plan by recharged with special 365 days Annual plan on 9.12.21 wherein it was stated as unlimited voice call, 2 GB data/day with 100 sms /day.
    But today I am in receipt of an sms stating my plan expires on 20.12.21. what happened to the amount Rs.1499/- I have paid on 9.12.21
    M.Sugumaran, M.E., CE/TWAD

  3. எனது பிஎஸ்என்எல் GP1 . expired ஆயிருச்சு நான் 50 ரூபாய்க்கு ரீசாரஜ் செய்தேன் இருந்தும் Outgoing call போகவில்லை ஏன்

  4. In my bsnl mobile 8900910491 one year validity charges Rs.1199 paid on
    12th Nov neither phone calls were made nor sms messages received. GP2 customer.
    How much time it will take for activation and self can use the no for communication.

  5. Today is the last day of my BSNL gp2 and my BSNL plan is 105/, So if I recharge with 94/- will it accept or not?
    Guide me what amount of recharge is to be done

  6. My credit expires on 15/01/2021.account is GRACE 2.when I recharge my no. With Rs75, it was not done showing the message that “biller or service provider is currently not available. Please try later”. Now suggest to me what to do??

  7. Hello! its working,
    My number was in Grace2, I wasn’t even getting any incoming calls, Full Deactivation of number – 03/06/2021 , I recharged with Validity Plan = Rs.75, Validity days 60 days, Now its working Properly.

  8. Hi all,
    My number was in Grace2, I wasn’t even getting any incoming messages or calls, Full Deactivation of number – 28-01-2021, I recharged with Validity Plan = Rs.75, Validity days 60 days, My SIM started working immediately 🙂
    Hope this helps Cheers!

  9. Carrier Info
    Bal Rs 0.0
    expiry 16/09/2020
    state Inactive2
    GP1: 23/09/2020
    GP2: 07/03/2021 Tariff Plan:Advance94

    How much recharge is necessary for barring incoming calls and outgoing calls.

  10. Sir,
    My account is in Grace 2 period, It shows outgoing bars on 22 August 2020 and credit was expired on 29 August 2020, and lastly disconnection date is 10 February 2020, Can I recharge it just before the disconnection date? to make it alive.

  11. My number is 9449162670. Currently in the GP1 plan which will expire on 20th September. Can you help me with the amount to be recharged to extend my sim validity?

  12. My mobile num is 7543031580, I used to check before doing recharge a top-up of 10Rs, my main BSNL is showing as 0.0000 outgoing bars on 10th Aug 2020 and credit expires on 17th Aug 2020. Account is GRACE 2. Account disconnection date is 2nd aug 2021. For this I recharged a top-up of 10 rs two time but the balance is not reflecting, I don’t know what is the exact reason, and today I recharged of 89 rs again it’s still not reflecting. Kindly help me regarding my query.

  13. Bal: Rs. 0.0000
    Expiry: 30/05/2020
    State: INACTIVE2
    Gp1: 06/06/2020
    Gp2: 18/11/2020
    Tariff Plan: ADVANCE95
    Can someone help me what should i do to extend my sim validity?

    • U won’t get incoming calls after GP2 activated i.e, gp1 date crossed. Recharge with an active plan for continuity of services.

  14. On 16 August 2020 I recharged my BSNL prepaid mobile phone number with INR 550.

    When I checked balance, following information popped up:

    Bal: Rs. 574.99
    Expiry: 16/08/2020
    State: INACTIVE
    Gp1: 22/08/2020
    Gp2: 03/02/2020
    Tariff Plan: MINUTE

    What does it mean?

    • Yes, you must recharge within GP1 period to get continue the services with balance carry forward facility.

  15. My BSNL Account had disconnected on 22/07/2020, I want to keep my BSNL number. please reply how can i recharge the same.

  16. My Sim got expired on 20.02.2020 and want renew the my SIM validity through recharge plan, Can i renew now?, What is the maximum sim validity period plan available now ?

  17. Sir, my GP1 03/01/2019, GP2 16/06/2020 which plan can I recharge, if recharge has not yet done, but I need this number

  18. Sir my mobile number is 9430944310 my outgoing bars on 05/05/2020, and credit expires on 20/05/2020 account is Grace, Don’t any call and massage from my this number.which recharge available for this situation.

  19. My number is in GP2 and I tried to recharge it from the BSNL website, The amount got debited from the account but the services were not restored, Can you assist.

  20. My gp 2 is running due to lockdown i could not recharge, my balance is also banish, how i recover my post balance….

  21. I am using BSNL Krishi card and 141 krishi plan, my account status is gp 2, plz suggest me recharge plan with minimum amount

    • Please confirm at call center or at nearest CSC, whether the number returns to vacant list or activates on recharge.

  22. I have forgotten Facebook password and I want to recover it, I have added Phone number and gmail but gmail is lost, I also tried to recharge my Mobile with patym but every time it fails maybe because of Quarantine, My account is on GP2, Help me please
    Thank you

    • Login to BSNL online recharge official portal or My BSNL App and choose plan migration to recharge with any plan for activation.

  23. my number has balance more than Rs 180, However, the plan BSNL 153 is getting expired tomorrow, How to retain the balance and extend the plan for another one year or so.

  24. Now my sim incoming ban now incase I am 108 (Karnataka) recharge what happened, What is the validity of incoming calls barring.

  25. My GP1 is expired now, I will recharge only 2GB/day of data at the rate of 98 will it work or only after valid extension.

  26. My international calls is barred, Outgoing, Despite having an active connection and adequate balance, How to call in international number from my mobile number with BSNL.

  27. I want to permanently keep my BSNL number permanently ON for incoming calls and messages, and I don’t need to do outgoing calls or messages, Suggest the best thing that I can do.

  28. My mobile no is 9494402225, and i would like to know what is the status of my connection, I am not able to do outgoing calls from my mobile, let me know what i am supposed to do to keep my BSNL mobile On for incoming calls permanently and outgoing calls are not mandatory, Suggest me what i have to do.


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