Emtel Friends and family


EMTEL FRIENDS & FAMILY

At Emtel, we believe there is no substitute for a good old-fashioned chat. That’s why we have introduced ‘Emtel Friends and Family’ – a way to help you stay in touch with those who matter to you most.

With Emtel Friends and Family, you can call any 5 Emtel numbers at only Rs 0.5 per minute instead of Rs 1.2 per minute.

Benefits of Emtel Friends and Family:

  • Only 1 SMS is needed to register the 5 Emtel Friends and Family Numbers
  • Calls made towards those numbers are 58% cheaper
  • All calls made towards the Emtel Friends and Family will be billed at Rs 0.5 per minute instead of Rs 1.20 per minute
  • Tariff to check the Emtel Friends and Family is free of charge

How does it work?

To register all 5 Emtel Friends and Family Numbers
Send reg <space> number1 <space> number2 <space> number3 <space> number4 <space> number5 by SMS to 8500

Example: reg 5499xxxx 5721xxxx 5738xxxx 5723xxxx 5497xxxx by SMS to 8500

To change 1 Emtel Friends and Family Number
Send change <space> new number <space> old number<space> old number <space> old number <space> old number by SMS to 8500

Example: change 5498xxxx 5721xxxx 5738xxxx 5723xxxx 5497xxxx by SMS to 8500

To change 2 Emtel Friends and Family Numbers
Send change <space> new number <space> new number<space> old number <space> old number <space> old number by SMS to 8500

Example: change 5720xxxx 5722xxxx 5738xxxx 5723xxxx 5497xxxx to 8500

To check registered Emtel Friends and Family Numbers
Send status to 8500

Tariffs:
Monthly subscription fee: Rs 25 (VAT incl.)

Rates when calling Emtel Friends & Family: Rs 0.5/min (per second billing applies)

How do I register my Emtel Friends and Family Numbers?
Send reg <space> number1 <space> number2 <space> number3 <space> number4<space> number5 by SMS to 8500
Who is eligible to register numbers under Emtel Friends and Family Numbers?
Any Emtel mobile subscriber with an active prepaid number
Who can I register for Emtel Favorite Numbers?
You can register any Emtel number whether it is an Emtel prepaid number or an Emtel postpaid number.
How many numbers can I register under Emtel Friends and Family numbers?
You can register a maximum of 5 Emtel numbers
Can I register only 1 Emtel Prepaid number?
Yes, you can register only 1 Emtel number. E.g: send reg 5497xxxx by sms onto 8500 and you will be able to call that number at 58% discount
How much does it cost to register for this service?
You will be charged Rs 25 to register for Emtel Friends and Family and on a monthly basis Rs 25 will be deducted from your credit to benefit from the service.
What tariff will be charged when I call my Emtel Friends and Family Numbers?
You will benefit from 58% discount. The applicable tariff will be Rs 0.5 per minute instead of Rs 1.2 per minute
Can I register a friend/family as my Emtel Friends and Family Number if he/she has already added me as his/her Emtel Friends and Family Number?
Yes, you can register a friend/family as your Emtel Friends and Family number, even if that friend/family has registered you as his Emtel Friends and Family Number.
Can I change numbers that I have registered as my Emtel Friends and Family Numbers’?
Yes, you can change any of your Emtel Friends and Family numbers
How do I change 1 of my Emtel Friends and Family Numbers?
Just send change <first new number> <first previously registered number you want to keep> < second previously registered number you want to keep> <third previously registered number you want to keep> <fourth previously registered number you want to keep> by sms onto 8500. E.G send change 5497yyyy 5496xxxx 5495xxx 5721xxxx 5490xxxx. Therefore you have changed 5497xxxx to 5497yyyy
How much does it cost to change 1 of my Emtel Friends and Family Number?
You will not be billed for changing any of your Emtel Friends and Family number
How can I check which numbers I have registered as my Emtel Friends and Family Numbers?
Send status by SMS onto 8500 and you will receive via SMS the list of numbers you have registered as your Emtel Friends and Family numbers.
How much does it cost to check which numbers are my Emtel Friends and Family Numbers?
It is free of charge to check which numbers you have registered as your Emtel Friends and Family numbers.
What tariff will I be charged if I am roaming and I call my Emtel Friends and Family Numbers?
You will be charged normal roaming tariffs.
What tariff will I be charged if I call my Emtel Friends and Family Numbers while they are roaming?
Emtel Friends and Family number tariffs will apply, that is Rs 0.5 per minute
  • The subscription fee is Rs 25 (vat incl.) and is valid for 30 days as from date of subscription
  • Preferential tariffs for Emtel Friends and Family are applicable when calling only Emtel numbers
  • This tariff is applicable to prepaid mobile subscribers only.
  • SMS sent to short code 8500 is free
  • Subscribers cannot benefit from this tariff during International Roaming.
  • After 30 days, Emtel Friends and Family will be auto renewed