Televoting Service


What is Televoting service?

  • Televoting is unique service used in collecting public opinion.
  • A user who wishes to vote, can dial the specific voting number to register his vote of choice.
  • Televoting is possible from STD barred phones also.
  • Televoting is a more cost-effective method of democratic deliberation as it does not require the participants/voter to meet in person.
  • Televoting numbers are 13 digit number :
  • 1803-424-ABCD-XY (no charge to voter, service subscriber to pay)
  • 1861-424-ABCD-XY (unit pulse charge to voter)
  • 1862-424-ABCD-XY (two pulse charge to voter)

Who can subscribe for Televoting service?

  • Media like TV and Press.
  • Policy making bodies, political party/activities
  • Quiz shows, contests, events, product choices, concepts, programmes, song and beauty contests etc.

What BSNL Offers to Televoting subscribers?

  • For each completed call to the dialed VOT number, the chosen vote number increases a counter related to that choice.
  • Validity Period/Time band for allowing voting
  • Partial results can be given to the service subscriber while Televoting is in progress, if desired.
  • Online viewing of results possible at customer premises
  • Specified nth winner's call routing possible to a number in studio
  • Service Provider (Subscriber) control of activation/ deactivation possible
  • Certain telephone numbers may be put in Black List/ Grey list
  • Origin Dependent Handling
  • Revenue sharing between the service provider(Subscribers) & network provider (BSNL

What is the tariff of Televoting Service?

A. 1803-424-ABCD-XY (Pollster Pays)
(no charge to voter, service subscriber to pay)
1. Processing charge for service (Nonrefundable) Rs.5000/- (Nonrefundable)
2. Security Deposit (Refundable)(Amount to be reviewed every 6 months) Initially Rs.10,000/- & >to be updated to 2 months average billing
3. Fixed Monthly charges for service Rs.1500 per week or Rs.4000 per month
4. Call Charges Landline/WLL

 

Cellular

 

(i) Charge from voter

 

N.A No Access
(ii) Charge from Called/IN subs. party

 

Rs.1.20 per vote No Access
5. Discount to televoting subscriber Votes polled/week Rate (Rs.) per vote
  Upto 1 lakh 0.2
  >1-5 lakhs 0.3
  >5-10 lakhs 0.4
  >10 lakhs 0.5
6. Any modification in service (on demand) Rs.100/-
7. Extension of monitoring facility to view the televoting results online Rs.500 per week. Nil in case weekly votes are >1 lakh
8. Vanity Numbers Charges (optional) One Time Monthly Payment
Super Premium (Category A) Rs.10000/- Rs.1000/-
Premium (Category B) Rs.7500/- Rs.750/-
Prime (Category C) Rs.5000/- Rs.500/-
 

B. 1861-424-ABCD-XY (unit pulse charge to voter)
C. 1862-424-ABCD-XY (two pulse charge to voter)
1. Processing charge for service (Nonrefundable) Rs.5000/- (Nonrefundable)
2. Security Deposit (Refundable)(Amount to be reviewed every 6 months) N.A
3. Fixed Monthly charges for service Rs.1500 per week or Rs.4000 per month
4. Call Charges Landline/WLL Cellular
(i) Charge from calling party B. 1 unit call per vote
C. 2 unit call per vote
No Access
(ii) Charge from Called/IN subs. party N.A No Access
5. Discount to televoting subscriber N.A N.A
6. Any modification in service (on demand) Rs.100/-
7. Extension of monitoring facility to view the televoting results online Rs.500 per week. Nil in case weekly votes are >1 lakh
8. Vanity Numbers Charges (optional) One Time Monthly Payment
Super Premium (Category A) Rs.10000/- Rs.1000/-
Premium (Category B) Rs.7500/- Rs.750/-
Prime (Category C) Rs.5000/- Rs.500/-
9. Revenue Share
S.No. 1861-424-ABCD-XY (unit pulse charge to voter) (Voter Pays)
1862-424-ABCD-XY(two pulse charge to voter) (Voter Pays)
  Televotes polled per week Revenue Share (In Rs.) On graded basis Televotes polled per week Revenue Share (In Rs.) On graded basis
1 Upto 1 lakh 0.2/Vote Upto 1 lakh Nil
2 >1-5 lakhs 0.3/Vote >1-5 lakhs 0.45/Vote
3 >5-10 lakhs 0.4/Vote >5-10 lakhs 0.60/Vote
4 >10 lakhs 0.5/Vote >10 lakhs 0.75/Vote
 

How do I subscribe for this service?

Customer service number 1800-345-1800 or any BSNL customer service centre in your locality.
Download forms from www.bsnl.co.in/forms.htm