Home > Mobile > Blackout Days in Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL, Reliance

Blackout Days in Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL, Reliance

I have already explained about the Airtel Blackout Days long back. Now it was time to explore about the blackout days in other Telecommunications Service Providers (TSPs). Before reading further, a word of caution, many TSPs have custom blackout days for each telecom circle and year. So the blackout days that I am going to list out is most accurate w.r.t Karnataka Telecom Circle and for the year 2009.

What are blackout days ?
These are selected special days (usually festivals) during which no free or discounted SMS will be available to customers who have subscribed to SMS packs/Bonus cards/free or promotional SMS etc. On these days, between 00:00 hours to 24:00 hours, customers will be charged at base price i.e at regular normal tariff.

Vodafone Blackout Days
Akshaya Trithiya, New Year, Republic Day, Valentine Day, Holi, Ugadi, Vishu, Friendship Day, Independence Day, Mahasaptami, Dassera, Naraka Chturdashi , Diwali, Christmas, New Year and New Year Eve.

BSNL Blackout Days
New Year Eve, New Year, Valentine day, Diwali and Christmas.

Aircel Blackout Days
New Year, Ugadi, Friendship Day, Diwali, New Year.

Idea Blackout Days
New Year, Friendship Day, Diwali (Eve), Diwali, New Years (Eve).

Reliance Blackout Days
National Holidays, New Year, Ugadi, Friendship Day, Naraka Chturdashi, Diwali and New Year Eve.

In TSPs like Reliance, all National Holidays are blackout days. For those who flunked in Social Studies, National Holidays comprises of

  • Republic Day – January 26th
  • Independence Day – August 15th
  • Gandhi Jayanti – October 2nd

So be careful on these days. Don’t end up being cheated by your TSPs. They do not send any prior notification regarding these blackout days. It’s only after you are charged, you come to know about these. Why don’t they notify ? It’s because as of now, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has not made it mandatory to inform customers about the Blackout Days.

Be Sociable, Share!
  1. ranjan
    July 5th, 2009 at 22:13 | #1

    thanks a lot for d info :)

  2. sethu
    July 12th, 2009 at 17:10 | #2

    And for Airtel?

  3. July 14th, 2009 at 13:11 | #3
  4. February 27th, 2010 at 14:58 | #4

    thanks for the idea…info…… blackoutdays….

  5. Ankur sharma
    March 21st, 2010 at 10:45 | #5

    Thanx for information to save money

    ranjan :
    thanks a lot for d info

  6. aanvi
    December 29th, 2010 at 16:26 | #6

    MTNL has NO Black out Days. u can enjoy free/ subsidised SMS rates each & every day as per ur plan.

  7. chaitanya
    December 30th, 2010 at 21:13 | #7

    pls tell me the black out days for bsnl

  8. December 31st, 2010 at 12:16 | #8


  9. neha
    March 19th, 2011 at 21:57 | #9

    even valentine’s day is black-out day for aircel

    i am an aircel user

  10. prince
    May 8th, 2011 at 17:52 | #10

    can u please tell me 8 may, 2011 is a blackout day or not for vodafone users of rajasthan circle…………….

  11. October 6th, 2011 at 07:05 | #11

    Thanks for information about blackout day of vodafone……….====..

  12. swarna
    December 25th, 2011 at 08:53 | #12

    and for docomo?

  1. No trackbacks yet.