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Get Train PNR Status On Your Mobile For Free

Posted: November 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Tools/Service | 4 Comments »

If you live in India, chances are you know the pain of getting a confirmed train ticket to your destination on a desired date. If you book a ticket months in advance and you are lucky you can get a confirmed ticket, however, most of the time you get a ticket in waiting list. Going online every time (and wading through the pop-ups of Indian Railways website, even after pop-up blocker) to check the PNR status is such a pain.

Tada, enter myPNRstatus, just enter your PNR number along with your mobile number and forget about checking your PNR status every few days/hours. myPNRstatus will send you an SMS as soon as there is any change in your PNR status, did I mention it’s F.R.E.E. It will also keep you updated about train timings, if there is any delays or change in timings of your train.

No Internet? no problem, you can still use myPNRstatus service, send MYPNR <Your 10 DIGIT PNR NUMBER> to 9220092200 and you will start receiving your PNR status information SMS. The number is a non-premium number so you will pay your normal SMS charges. Remember, the service is still in Beta so you might expect some bugs.

While, there are free services which provide you PNR status for free, e.g. Google can send you PNR status on your mobile for free ( send your 10 digit PNR number to 9773300000) but you’ll have to send an SMS every time you want to know the status but if you are using myPNRstatus service you don’t have to do anything after submitting your PNR number and mobile number. The service will automatically send you SMS as soon as there is any change in your PNR status.

From usability point of view it’s a very good service, however, from business perspective I suspect how long it can sustain without revenue generation. Presently, the site has Google Ads which might generate some moolah but how much and for how long? If the service gets enough traction then SMS cost will rise and it would be interesting to see how myPNRstatus.com plan to generate revenues.

Go, give myPNRstatus a spin.

Thanks @shankargan


4 Comments on “Get Train PNR Status On Your Mobile For Free”

  1. 1 vandana said at 2:48 pm on November 22nd, 2010:

    THANKS…….. TO SHARE WITH US…..

    REALLY ITS A VERY GOOD SERVICE

    THANKS

  2. 2 viktor said at 7:58 am on February 9th, 2011:

    Really great thanks…….quick response in comparison to google

  3. 3 Rakesh Singh said at 1:26 pm on February 18th, 2011:

    Thank you for this service. Really very nice service..Thanks again….Rakesh from Gurgaon Mob.9811524737

  4. 4 krunal patel said at 10:56 pm on February 19th, 2011:

    it’s realy vry gud service…thanks


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