Mobile Number Portability (MNP)


Efforts of service providers, DoT, TRAI in rolling out full-MNP should be appreciated: COAI

Implementation of pan-India mobile number portability (full MNP) has been a motto of National Telecom Policy 2012 and the industry has made it a reality by July 3, as to enhance customer satisfaction, according to Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI). COAI added that the efforts taken by the telecom operators to offer the service at the world’s lowest voice rates, by making a huge investment in terms of network… Read More


Indian Operators to finally deliver National Mobile Number Portability from July 3rd

The telecom players in the country are ready to roll out full-MNP from July 3, 2015. National Mobile Number Portability is a boon to subscribers who wish to sustain their mobile numbers during their relocations to different circles and states. Both pre-paid and post paid subscribers can avail full MNP services. For Vodafone, the National MNP is an extension of its intra-circle MNP that was rolled out in 2011. The… Read More


Full-MNP becoming a reality in India on 3rd July, says Telecom Secretary

Ending the speculations on rolling out full-MNP, Rakesh Garg, Chairman, Telecom Commission and Secretary, Department of Telecommunications revealed that the nationwide mobile number portability will commence from 3 July 2015. Mr. Garg revealed this in an interview to a national newspaper The Hindu. With pan-India MNP becoming a reality, the subscribers can maintain the same mobile phone numbers while shifting between circles and states. This will eradicate the need to… Read More


BSNL, MTNL request deadline extension for rolling out full MNP

Rolling out full MNP across India is once again under jeopardy as telecom operators BSNL and MTNL have raised a request with Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to extend the deadline for roll-out. 4 July 2015 is the proposed deadline given to operators to complete the technicalities required for full MNP.   BSNL and MTNL have informed DoT that they cannot complete the technical changes in national numbering plan (NNP) within… Read More


Full mobile number portability from July 2015, says Minister

Subscribers will be able to change their service provider in any part of the country while retaining the number from July 2015 onwards. The measure will allow the user to keep the number in any part of the country even when they change their operator or state. Earlier the mobile number portability is only allowed within the particular telecom circle. Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted… Read More


Now dial STD mobile numbers without 0 or +91, India one step closer to full MNP

Operators have started the process of implementing simplified dialing pattern that allow both STD and local numbers be dialed without any prefix. We are getting reports that many operators have implemented this . One step closer to full MNP One of the main technical problem of full MNP was STD dialing pattern. At present, STD numbers can only be dialed by adding either ‘0’ or ‘+91? as the prefix. But post full MNP STD… Read More

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More than 100 million have availed Mobile Number Portability in India: TRAI

More than 100 million mobile subscribers have availed Mobile Number Portability (MNP), according to a statement released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). This amounts to 11 percent of the total mobile subscribers. MNP allows subscribers to retain their mobile number when they shift from one telecom provider to another in the same service area, irrespective of the mobile technology or from one cellular mobile technology to another of… Read More


DoT grants two months extension for rolling out full MNP in the country

After all the conundrums of rolling out full Mobile Number Portability (MNP) throughout the country, Department of Telecommunications has extended the deadline for its implementation for another two months. The earlier deadline was 3rd May 2015. The deadline is extended on the grounds that the operators would require another two months to complete the final detailed testing of hardware and software necessary for rolling out full MNP. This final testing… Read More


In-depth Analysis: Trivial problems faced by users on MNP

MNP needs no formal introduction as its been in India for quite some time now. However to reiterate – Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is the facility which allows subscribers to retain their mobile number and switch to service provider of their choice and technology. Hence one can port a CDMA number to GSM and vice versa. Currently, in India this facility is available with in a telecom circle i.e. intra-circle… Read More


Full MNP: No deadline extension is decided yet, says Minister

In a response to Lok Sabha, Minister of Telecommunications Ravi Shankar Prasad reconfirmed that May 3 is still the deadline for rolling out full Mobile Number Portability (MNP) across the country. The request from Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) to set up a committee and to extend the date of implementing full MNP persists, however, the Government has not taken any decision on this regard. “In consideration of the… Read More


Full MNP will get delivered only by July: COAI

Nation-wide Mobile Number Portability (MNP) seems to get delayed further to July, with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) asking the operators to make some technical changes. “The changes could take about eight weeks to complete”, Cellular Operators Association of India (CAOI) said. COAI is planning to write to DoT on the same. DoT’s new amendment on National Numbering Plan (NNP) will allocate mobile numbers to telecom operators and telecom circles,… Read More


Subscribers need to submit a form of undertaking for MNP, says TRAI

In a move to strengthen the process of verification and to settle the existing disputes of ownership of the mobile numbers after MNPs, TRAI has directed the telecom operators to obtain an undertaking of ownership of the mobile numbers from subscribers, at the time of porting. The direction, which is published on the regulator’s website also says that the number has to be discontinued, in case the obtained information is… Read More

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