BSNL People Finder Service (PFS) is a user-friendly service that lets the customer create a buddy list and see the location of their friends, relatives and co-workers around the corner or around the country; quickly and easily using their mobile phones/ Web / WAP / SMS. This is for mobile users to locate, monitor and communicate with their buddies.
It enables users to add location dimension and content to their personal communication
- Mobile users create buddy list and groups
- Locate, monitor and communicate among friends, family and employees
- Send SMS and MMS messages to buddies in a simple manner.
SMS Short Codes for
- PFS Service Registration & Deregistration – 3300
- PFS Service Invocation – 3320
For registering and using PFS through SMS the User has to follow the following steps.
1)Step 1. Subscriber needs to send the SMS “addalias vivek” to 3300.
By sending this SMS the subscriber is just creating an Alias/Nickname “vivek” for himself. And as it is clear from the WEB procedure that before registering to the PFS application the subscriber has to create the alias and the same is achieved through this SMS
In response to this the system will send the SMS saying that “Alias added successfully”
2)Step 2. Then he has to send SMS “register FriendFinder vivek” to 3300.
By sending this SMS the subscriber is just registering himself to the PFS application with the alias. The same can be cross checked from the Web Procedure.
In reply to this SMS the subscriber will receive an SMS saying that “you have successfully registered for FriendFinder and your password is xxxxx”.
Note: that this is a password that needs to be used with the subscriber portal not PFS portal.
3)Step 3. Now the subscribers need to send an SMS “register vivek” to 3320.
By sending this SMS the subscriber is registering his alias to PFS as the short code 3320 is a shortcode for PFS.
In response the System will send you reply sms saying “you have successfully registered to PFS with Vivek your Password is xxxxxx.
Note: This is a password that needs to be used with the PFS portal.
4)Step 4. Now the subscriber can use Keywords (given below) in his SMS to 3320 to use the PFS application.
|Register PFS||REGISTER [CODEWORD]|
|Search user with alias||SEARCH [ALIAS]|
|Search user with details (Age,gender,purpose)||DSEARCH [AGE] [GENDER] [PURPOSE]|
|Search user with less details (Age,gender)||DSEARCH [AGE] [GENDER]|
|Add buddy to user blacklist||ADDBL [ALIAS]|
|Remove buddy from user blacklist||REMOVEBL [ALIAS]|
|Query if the buddy is in user blacklist||ISBL [ALIAS]|
|Search for more results from the last query||SEARCHMORE|
|Set user profile with details (Age,gender,purpose)||SETPROFILE [AGE] [GENDER] [PURPOSE]|
|Set user profile with less details (Age,gender)||SETPROFILE [AGE] [GENDER]|
|Accept Invitation||OK [ALIAS]|
|Deny Invitation||NOK [ALIAS]|
|Retrieve map of buddy||MAP [ALIAS]|
|Retrieve map of nearest buddy in group||MAP NEAREST [GROUP]|
|Retrieve address of buddy||ADDRESS [GROUP]|
|Retrieve address of nearest buddy in group||ADDRESS NEAREST [GROUP]|
|Retrieve buddies who track me||WHO TRACKS ME|
|Retrieve PFS status||STATUS|
|Allow location queries within Pfs||PFS ALLOW|
|Disallow location queries within Pfs||PFS DISALLOW|
|Set fixed location for Pfs||PFS FIX [LOCATION]|
|Invite buddy||INVITE [ALIAS]|
|Invite buddy into group||INVITE [ALIAS] [GROUP]|
|Set User Mode To Online (Enable Receiving Messages)||PFS ON|
|Set User Mode To Offline (Disable Receiving Messages)||PFS OFF|
|Send SMS To Buddy||SMS [ALIAS] [MESSAGE]|
|Send SMS To Group||SMSGROUP [GROUP] [MESSAGE]|
|Get Buddy Profile||PROFILE [ALIAS]|
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