BSNL which tested Choose Your own Mobile number in Andhra Pradesh has extended the scheme to other circles in India.
BSNL CellOne Mobile - How to Choose Your Own Number in Karnataka
Option - 1 use the Website http://sancharsoft.bsnl.co.in/auctio...gsm_choice.asp
Option -2 By SMS. Send the following SMS from your BSNL Phone to 94000 12345 from other mobiles to 53734,
NLIST KAR XXXXX where XXXXX is the desired last 5 digits of the mobile number. You will get list of 10 Number choices available or nearing the same
Confirm by sending the following SMS CONF Selected mobile Number
All fancy numbers such as 786, or containing 0000 are Gone..