MNP SMS Over Short Code 1900 Should Not Be Charged As Premium SMS

MNP-IndiaIn order to protect interests of the consumers of telecom sector, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued new directives to all the Mobile Operators (CMTS/UAS) regarding charges being levied on the subscriber for sending SMS to short code number 1900 for Mobile Number Portability (MNP).

According to the new guidelines by TRAI, The Cellular Mobile Telephone Service Providers and Unified Access Service Providers should treat the SMS sent to MNP short code number 1900 as ordinary SMS.

TRAI also clarified that for the purpose of charging and the rate for such SMS sent to 1900 shall not exceed the tariff applicable for ordinary SMS under the tariff plan opted by the subscriber.

It is significant to say that some Mobile Service Operators are charging the subscribers at higher rate/premium charges than the ordinary rate for the SMS sent by them to MNP short code number 1900.

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  • Anmol February 20, 2011 9:43 am

    MTNL Dolphin has blocked the sms service to 1900, everytime it gives error as” Message Not Sent” since last 2days!!

  • Dipak January 28, 2011 9:51 pm

    I am using myu Airtel no. I have tried to Portout from Airtel, but while creating an UPC code by sending sms to 1900, Airtel is charging me @ Rs.1/-sms,
    Please suggest to whom it needs to highlighted.

  • Vineet Bhatia January 25, 2011 12:45 pm

    SMS TO 1900 IS CHARGABLE ACCORDING TO AIRTEL

    I have Airtel No. 9958966254 and 9971821898 for which i tried PORT 9958966254 but the SMS was not able to reach its destination.
    Customer Care told me that 1900 is Chargable and you need to recharge your phone with Rs .20 in order to send Port sms to 1900.

  • LALIT January 21, 2011 3:33 pm

    @pratik
    go to the vodafone center in your area or near you and submit the proof of identity and photo and get a new sim with the same mobile no.
    It’s the way to transfer a mobile no. to other person…..

  • pratik January 8, 2011 7:31 am

    does any one has any idea how to do name transfer of a prepaid vodafone connection

  • vinay January 8, 2011 1:38 am

    @ANIRBAN
    it was reported that mnp by jan 20. so that means, by jan 2020, it vl be implemented?

  • PD January 7, 2011 11:51 pm

    ANIRBAN :
    Lagta hain hun logone galat pada tha MNP ka date,woh 20th jan,2012 hoga.aisha hi lagta hain.yeah India jo hain.

    Aap ke muh may shakkar DEEPAK ji ke muh may bhi, lekhin March 11 ke baad !

  • ANIRBAN January 7, 2011 11:18 pm

    Lagta hain hun logone galat pada tha MNP ka date,woh 20th jan,2012 hoga.aisha hi lagta hain.yeah India jo hain.

  • Kaushik Roy January 7, 2011 10:59 pm

    only 13 days to go for MNP
    but no sign of any advertisement except IDEA CELLULAR
    is some one seeing any advertisement of other operators ?

  • Vineet January 7, 2011 9:41 pm

    Saw on idea facebook page it is comning on time.ie,20jan

  • PD January 7, 2011 9:21 pm

    Jan.20, March 11, In “First 100 Days ? coming soon !

  • Benny January 7, 2011 9:04 pm

    @TT
    Dear TT bloggers do u have any latest updates on MNP? Im from TN and there are no signs of it here. I contacted Airtel and they are telling they have no info about it. is it on schedule???

  • Amit.g January 6, 2011 9:26 pm

    @Arjun
    But uninor s not havin single tower of its own. It s sharin tower wit Quippo of tata and indus towers ltd. So how can u say tat it s uninor by lookin at tower colour or the shape?? Even indus towers have conical shape.

  • Raghu January 6, 2011 8:24 pm
  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR January 6, 2011 8:14 pm

    @Amit.G
    It’s Depends On The Operators Infrastructure For Example Say Uninor It Will Not Paints it’s BTS, Which is Having a Closed Triangle Structure and an receiving antenna on Centre Of The Triangular Structure with Ericsson BSC Looking outside

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR January 6, 2011 8:06 pm

    @Raghu
    No Man You Are Wrong Again! Past 1 Year Back Aircel Was also one of The Seamless Service Provider in Bangalore But Rest Of Karnataka it was Very Bad. But Now It’s Good

  • Raghu January 5, 2011 3:54 pm

    @ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
    Aircel is bad in Karnataka also i know. i have been to Karnataka so many times but Aircel’s network is not that good compared to others.

  • Amit.G January 5, 2011 3:30 pm

    @ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
    Dude but how u get to know tat towers being installed are of Aircel or Airtel or uninor???

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR January 5, 2011 3:23 pm

    @Amit.G
    OK WE CAN WAIT FOR SOMETIME

  • Amit.G January 5, 2011 1:03 pm

    @ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
    How did u got to know tat its uninor BTS??? And may be uninor is deploying towers in cities but still Zero network in villages!!! Waiting for tat launch. Now in my Native vaillage IDEA, AIrtel,Docomo,Vodafone & Rgsm are present, only Uninor & Aircel are not ter

  • Vicky January 5, 2011 9:10 am

    and one more thing uninor has not covered many of cities also
    they are slow but seems to be steady

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR January 5, 2011 9:07 am

    @Amit.G
    Now Uninor is Improving it’s Coverage in Karnataka. Today I Saw One Uninor BTS Deploying Nearby Banashankari Bus Stand in Bangalore. Really All GSM Operators Of Karnataka rocks Karnataka’s Youths

  • Vicky January 5, 2011 9:06 am

    Raghu :
    @Vicky
    how is their network in villages Uninor,Docomo in TN.

    Bro uninor is having coverage in some villages but has strong network it wont fluctuate
    uninor have covered some places but there they give a complete network

    Where as docomo has coverage in many places but not a proper network fluctuating always
    they have incomplete coverage but covered many places

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR January 5, 2011 8:59 am

    @Raghu
    Man, Might Be in Andhra Aircel is Very Bad. But in Karnataka it’s Very Good To Use it. We The Karnataka People are Lucky Ones All GSM Operators Working Fine. Even Uninor is also Improving it’s Coverage.

  • Amit.G January 5, 2011 7:08 am

    @Raghu
    Its true Tat Aircel is a weak network. Bcos its marketing is very very poor. here in karnataka most marketing is done by Airtel,Vodafone, Uninor & TATA.
    Airtel, Vodafone & Uninor paint entire buildings in villages with ter logos.
    Surprising part is Uninor paints in villages where its network is not present at all & even in cities u find Uninor marketing is very aggressive. Docomo is limited to only cities.

  • Raghu January 5, 2011 12:07 am

    @Manoj Abhigyan
    good story.

  • Manoj Abhigyan January 5, 2011 12:02 am

    Raghu :
    @Manoj Abhigyan
    Yes i too agree that he is a good guy. But the problem what u mentioned is true. He keeps on opposing and he wants everyone to appreciate Aircel.

    You are right Raghuji.
    Here is an interesting true story.
    Once a renowned lawyer of India was arguing on behalf of his client. He forgot for whom he was arguing. His arguements were going against his client for a long time. His colleague whispered that he was arguing against his client. Then he said, “These were the arguements which the opposite party can put before this court Your Honour!”. And then he started to argue in favour of his client. And the judgement was delivered in favour of his client.

  • Raghu January 4, 2011 11:49 pm

    @Vicky
    aircel has become 3rd class operator now in most parts of India. i think they are not taking steps to improve the coverage/voice clarity.

  • Raghu January 4, 2011 11:45 pm

    @Vicky
    how is their network in villages Uninor,Docomo in TN.

  • Vicky January 4, 2011 11:23 pm

    Raghu :
    @Vicky
    great to hear that vodafone is good. Aircel i thought the no.1 in TN but it is not .
    I think Uninor is improving the network slowly.so overall in TN i can say Vodafone , Airtel ….

    ya dude
    uninor is improving and has good indoor coverage
    User data wise aircel is number one
    but it has 3rd class clarity and much call drops
    so i dont want to use aircel

    Raghu :
    @Manoj Abhigyan
    Yes i too agree that he is a good guy. but the problem what u mentioned is true he keeps on opposing and he wants everyone to appreciate Aircel.

    Now Arjun has turned to idea from aircel
    i dont know what happened wit his aircel network lol

  • Vicky January 4, 2011 11:21 pm

    Raghu :
    @Vicky
    great to hear that vodafone is good. Aircel i thought the no.1 in TN but it is not .
    I think Uninor is improving the network slowly.so overall in TN i can say Vodafone , Airtel ….

    ya dude
    uninor is improving and has good indoor coverage
    User data wise aircel is number one
    but it has 3rd class clarity and much call drops
    so i dont want to use aircel

  • Raghu January 4, 2011 11:17 pm

    @Manoj Abhigyan
    Yes i too agree that he is a good guy. but the problem what u mentioned is true he keeps on opposing and he wants everyone to appreciate Aircel.

  • Raghu January 4, 2011 11:15 pm

    @Vicky
    great to hear that vodafone is good. Aircel i thought the no.1 in TN but it is not .
    I think Uninor is improving the network slowly.so overall in TN i can say Vodafone , Airtel ….

  • Manoj Abhigyan January 4, 2011 11:07 pm

    Raghu :
    @ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
    One day u will say Airtel is good and another day u will say Aircel is good. Please do not keep changing directions towards one operator to another as and when conversation is going on.

    Actually Arjun is a nice guy and without him Telecomtalk goes desolate. But sometimes he behaves like opposition parties of India who oppose only to oppose.

  • Vicky January 4, 2011 10:56 pm

    @Raghu
    1.No dude airtel dnt hv much coverage in tn compared to voda,bsnl nd aircel

    2.Both vodafone and aircel have best coverage in tn but aircel and bsnl no voice clarity
    Over all vodafone is superior in network and clarity
    Airtel has clarity as well as coverage but little bit less
    3.And idea is late commer in tn and they have worst gprs speed and worst coverage
    even docomo has better coverage than idea and uninor in tn

    So overall i can say airtel is best if they improve some coverage problems and proper edge network

  • Raghu January 4, 2011 10:41 pm

    @Vicky
    what abt Idea.how is their coverage.

  • Raghu January 4, 2011 10:39 pm

    @Vicky
    ok. so u will say Airtel,Vodafone,BSNL gives good coverage in most of the places

  • Vicky January 4, 2011 10:27 pm

    Amit.g
    i am using airtel for last 5 years
    and other telecoms for last 2 years
    i am sure that airtel has clarity and user friendly systems among all companies

    only things i dont like in airtel
    are
    1.some times indoor coverage problems
    2.edge speed is less in small cities in tn
    only in some big cities we can get good edge speed
    whereas vodafone and bsnl gives best speed even in rural villages in tn
    But user friendliness and clarity is best only in airtel
    @arjun

    No voice clarity in aircel who is big telecom in tn

  • Raghu January 4, 2011 10:26 pm

    @Amit.G
    thanks for the detailed explanation.

  • Manoj Abhigyan January 4, 2011 9:48 pm

    Amit.G :
    In fact Airtel is offering 64k SIM cards. I might agree with some 1 in 500 sims may be defective but not all. And now even Airtel customer care ppl speak very politely as Airtel became aware tat Customers will switch to other network if they are not Pampered. Idea cc executives are bit rude not Airtel…. I Used Idea for 1 month But i dont feel the quality like how Airtel,uninor & vodafone offers. even retailers say tat Idea distributors are very arrogant & bit lazy( Bcos they are employees of So called Spice telecom).
    IBM which handles IT syatems of Airtel,Idea & Vodafone is very much Happy only with Airtel not with Idea & Vodafone & Airtel’s management is the best management compared to ant telecom company in India.
    Just Imagine man, from 2005-2009 Airtel used to be the only operator in remotest villages & National highways, Think how did they maintain distribution network & did marketing ter??? Its not easy dude & also AIrtel was & is costly bcos it deployed its own towers in tat rural places where u need atleast 1.5years to breakeven in rural areas, & maintaining tat tower was also not easy. Now situation is changed, 4-5 operators on a singal tower & sharing the cost which is not a big work.
    Still inspite of having a huge base of 1.4crores in karnataka Airtel offers good clarity,Disturbance free conversations in karnataka….

    I agree with you Amit.G. You said it very well.

  • Raghu January 4, 2011 9:09 pm

    @ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
    one day u will say Airtel is good and another day u will say Airtel is good. Please do not keep changing directions towards one operator to another as and when conversation is going on.

  • Amit.G January 4, 2011 8:53 pm

    @ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
    Wat rubbish mr Arjun, U are doing technical course in Telecom man so talk sensibly. The problem might be with ur phone’s reception not in sim cards Bcos even i have used New Airtel sim & its perfectly alrite infact Airtel is offering 64k Sim cards. I might agree with some 1 in 500 sims may be defective but not all…And now even Airtel customer care ppl speak very politely as Airtel became aware tat Customers will switch to other network if they are not Pampered. Idea cc executives are bit rude not Airtel…. I Used Idea for 1 month But i dont feel the quality like how Airtel,uninor & vodafone offers. even retailers say tat Idea distributors are very arrogant & bit lazy( Bcos they are employees of So called Spice telecom).
    IBM which handles IT syatems of Airtel,Idea & Vodafone is very much Happy only with Airtel not with Idea & Vodafone & Airtel’s management is the best management compared to ant telecom company in India.
    Just Imagine man, from 2005-2009 Airtel used to be the only operator in remotest villages & National highways, Think how did they maintain distribution network & did marketing ter??? Its not easy dude & also AIrtel was & is costly bcos it deployed its own towers in tat rural places where u need atleast 1.5years to breakeven in rural areas, & maintaining tat tower was also not easy. Now situation is changed, 4-5 operators on a singal tower & sharing the cost which is not a big work.
    Still inspite of having a huge base of 1.4crores in karnataka Airtel offers good clarity,Disturbance free conversations in karnataka….

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR January 4, 2011 8:03 pm

    @Raghu
    Mr.Raghu, AirTel Is Having Excellent Coverage in Karnataka. Problem is That New AirTel Sim Cards Cannot Capable Of Holding Signals Stable

  • Raghu January 4, 2011 1:41 pm

    @Amit.G
    ok i know Airtel is good network in Karnataka too.hope Idea also improves the network in whole of Karnataka soon.

  • Raghu January 4, 2011 1:16 pm

    @ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
    i also know abt Tamil Nadu. i know the network is ok Tamilnadu but not as good as Aircel.

  • Amit.g January 4, 2011 12:31 pm

    @Manoj Abhigyan
    Ya also airtel network s not edge enabled in villages wher as docomo idea n reliance have edge networks even in villages

  • Manoj Abhigyan January 4, 2011 10:32 am

    Amit.G :
    @Raghu
    Hey Raghu & manoj.. let me tell u one thing, In karnataka also Airtel is considered as best network, It has got better Voice clarity than Idea & vodafone, Airtel is the only operator having ARPU of 230rs & Revenue/Quarter of 700crores in karnataka. I dont believe Arjun’s comments saying tat Airtel is worst.
    now im in Hubli from past 10days & roamed to few cities also, Wat i found is Idea’s voice clarity is not at all good in Hubli & other cities. Airtel is having good clarity than Idea. Idea is only good in Bangalore & surrouning cities.
    Final verdict: Airtel is best in karnataka & one cannot trust comments of a single user. I again switched from Idea to Airtel which iuse as secondary number & primary is Uninor.
    Also airtel offers best value tat is if we send STOP to 121 all our Activated VAS will be displayed & we can deactivate. but this is not available with Idea. I used Idea for 1 month & felt tat Airtel is better than Idea!!!

    Thanks Amit.G. I think Airtel is most user friendly. We can START or STOP any service at any time by 121. The only negative point with Airtel is that its too costly. They should consider it.

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR January 4, 2011 9:06 am

    @Raghu
    Man,Whom Told That AirTel is Quite Ok in Tamilnadu? Basically I’m From Tamilnadu & I Can’t Able to Access AirTel Signals in Tamilnadu’s Small Towns and Villages. If I Go to Tiruvannamalai Village of Krishnagiri District I Won’t Get AirTel Signals Instead I’m able to Access Aircel and Vodafone Signals

  • Amit.G January 4, 2011 7:49 am

    @Raghu
    Hey Raghu & manoj.. let me tell u one thing, In karnataka also Airtel is considered as best network, It has got better Voice clarity than Idea & vodafone, Airtel is the only operator having ARPU of 230rs & Revenue/Quarter of 700crores in karnataka. I dont believe Arjun’s comments saying tat Airtel is worst.
    now im in Hubli from past 10days & roamed to few cities also, Wat i found is Idea’s voice clarity is not at all good in Hubli & other cities. Airtel is having good clarity than Idea. Idea is only good in Bangalore & surrouning cities.
    Final verdict: Airtel is best in karnataka & one cannot trust comments of a single user. I again switched from Idea to Airtel which iuse as secondary number & primary is Uninor.
    Also airtel offers best value tat is if we send STOP to 121 all our Activated VAS will be displayed & we can deactivate. but this is not available with Idea. I used Idea for 1 month & felt tat Airtel is better than Idea!!!

  • Raghu January 4, 2011 12:09 am

    @Manoj Abhigyan
    U are right that is why Airtel is AP’s No.1 network. Idea will also be able to provide network but i donot think it can provide in all places where Airtel do. But Idea is also good in network . That is why they are no.2 in AP.

  • Manoj Abhigyan January 3, 2011 11:06 pm

    ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR :
    @Raghu
    Man, are you crazy? Why are you prefering AirTel man? Are you thinking in all over South India AirTel is the best operator? 99%wrong, Because I’ve all the rights to say the AirTel is a worst operator because Coming to The part of Andhra you won’t get AirTel signals in Hilly Areas or Remotest Villages Where you will get Idea Signals, Coming to The Part of Tamilnadu AirTel is only Good in Chennai but very Worst in Tamilnadu Where you Can Access Aircel and Vodafone Signals, Coming To The Part of Kerala AirTel is Very Poor such that you can’t access AirTel only you can access Idea and Bsnl signals over there and Finally the Part of Karnataka all operators are better one Except AirTel

    Dear ARJUN, I found Airtel’s network almost everywhere while travelling from Srikakulam to Guntur on NH5, Vijayawada to Nalgonda on NH9. Even in the jungles of Andhra Pradesh I found Airtel’s network where my friend’s were used to talk with my Airtel number. Can’t say about !dea as that time I had no !dea.

  • Raghu January 3, 2011 10:46 pm

    @ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
    i too know that Airtel is not good in all South States. Kerala Airtel is not that good where as in TN its ok sort of network but not as good as in AP.

  • Raghu January 3, 2011 10:45 pm

    Aircel is very bad in AP.

  • Raghu January 3, 2011 10:44 pm

    @ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
    i think u are only crazy.u are wrong yaar. i am at Andhra so i know what signals Airtel provide in city and remotest area and i know what signals Idea is provide. In most of the Hilly Areas or Remotest Villages Airtel provides signals but not Idea.Idea is also good but not as good ad Airtel. Most of the peiple will agree with me on this.

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR January 3, 2011 9:59 pm

    @Raghu
    Man, are you crazy? Why are you prefering AirTel man? Are you thinking in all over South India AirTel is the best operator? 99%wrong, Because I’ve all the rights to say the AirTel is a worst operator because Coming to The part of Andhra you won’t get AirTel signals in Hilly Areas or Remotest Villages Where you will get Idea Signals, Coming to The Part of Tamilnadu AirTel is only Good in Chennai but very Worst in Tamilnadu Where you Can Access Aircel and Vodafone Signals, Coming To The Part of Kerala AirTel is Very Poor such that you can’t access AirTel only you can access Idea and Bsnl signals over there and Finally the Part of Karnataka all operators are better one Except AirTel

  • Raghu January 3, 2011 8:59 pm

    @Manoj Abhigyan
    yes Still Airtel is the best. Vodafone is also ok in my circle. but still needs improvement.

  • Manoj Abhigyan January 3, 2011 6:36 pm

    ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR :
    @Manoj Abhigyan
    Go With That Hell AirTel, Why Can’t You Go For Idea Man? COZ They are Having Better Service That Man When Compared To Idea Cellular AirTel is Nothing

    Dear ARJUN, I frequently roam thats why I prefer Airtel and BSNL. In my home circle i.e. UP East Aircel is better than Idea. In quality of network both are almost same but Aircel’s tariff is much better than any other service provider. Now I’m using Aircel’s Rs.498 unlimited calling voucher with a validity of 90 days which gives unlimited calling to local Aircel number, 30p/min for local other network. Unlimited local SMS to Aircel number, 10p/SMS for other local and STD numbers, 6 GB pocket internet.

  • Gourav January 3, 2011 3:37 pm

    In my city network of Airtel& Bsnl is best.

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR January 3, 2011 2:52 pm

    @Manoj Abhigyan
    Go With That Hell AirTel, Why Can’t You Go For Idea Man? COZ They are Having Better Service That Man When Compared To Idea Cellular AirTel is Nothing

  • Manoj Abhigyan January 3, 2011 11:59 am

    Amit.G :
    Read TRAI’s latest QOS report, In tat BSNL & AIrtel tops in network issues like call drop, clarity, network downtime etc. Vodafone & Aircel are ok ok. only Operator with highest QOS like zero call drop, less congestion, connectivity, less downtime is Uninor, next comes Docomo & Idea

    I just said that Airtel’s network is going poor day by day. Still their network is better than many others. And one more thing, QoS is not measured by only network quality. I know Airtel’s QoS is best, that is why I like Airtel.

  • Manoj Abhigyan January 3, 2011 11:52 am

    Amit.G :
    Read TRAI’s latest QOS report, In tat BSNL & AIrtel tops in network issues like call drop, clarity, network downtime etc. Vodafone & Aircel are ok ok. only Operator with highest QOS like zero call drop, less congestion, connectivity, less downtime is Uninor, next comes Docomo & Idea

    Thanks Amit.G for this useful info.

  • Amit.G January 3, 2011 11:36 am

    @Manoj Abhigyan

    @Abhijith
    Read TRAI’s latest QOS report, In tat BSNL & AIrtel tops in network issues like call drop, clarity, network downtime etc. Vodafone & Aircel are ok ok. only Operator with highest QOS like zero call drop, less congestion, connectivity, less downtime is Uninor, next comes Docomo & Idea

  • Manoj Abhigyan January 3, 2011 11:07 am

    Abhijith :
    You can change your airtel number its better choice. But dont go for Vodafone useless network in Tamil Nadu. No good offers. But network quality none as better than airtel in tamilnadu.

    You are right Abhijith. Your comment is right for everywhere except South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. But Airtel’s network quality was good untill 2009. Now their network is going poor day by day. And Vodafone is also here in India, this may be a fact to remember for counting the service providers list only otherwise they have nothing to offer except their advertisements on TV screen.

  • Abhijith January 3, 2011 10:39 am

    Nice to hear you velu . Am using airtel for 6years . Only i faced problem of little bit of coverage . No other problem with airtel network .am using bsnl and airtel so no need to look other networks no.1 airtel and no.1 bsnl ! No other network needed . Then i heard in tamilnadu airtel is started to slipping down. Now its time for other network @velu

  • Abhijith January 3, 2011 9:57 am

    Airtel starts falling down in tamilnadu

  • Abhijith January 3, 2011 9:55 am

    Benny you can change your airtel number its better choice . But dont go for vodafone useless network in tamilnadu no good offers . But network quality none as better than airtel in tamilnadu am assured@Benny

  • Bobby December 18, 2010 9:57 pm

    vincy :
    Number portability set to redefine telecom services in Rajasthan march11

  • Bobby December 18, 2010 9:55 pm

    Tarun Maheshwari :
    When MNP Lunch In UTTRAKHAND

    Tarun Maheshwari :
    When MNP Lunch In UTTRAKHAND

    march 11

  • Tarun Maheshwari December 18, 2010 7:45 pm

    When MNP Lunch In UTTRAKHAND

  • vincy December 15, 2010 11:54 am

    Number portability set to redefine telecom services in Rajasthan

  • Benny December 11, 2010 12:17 am

    @abhijith
    what if u get pop up msg telling last call charges is rs 5 one full day after making a call. I believe i’ve been double charged many at times. Cus care official says its some system error
    Once Airtel coolly removed 30 rs from my balance and i got no message whatsoever. When i called up they said a friend had recommended Friends chat and that i had clicked a link in my ohone to subscribe. I was then using a dumb Karbonn phone which dint have Airtel GPRS settings itself. After fighting with Airtel i got my Rs 30 refunded
    Now thats what i call looting. I had been stuck with Airtel for 7 years mainly cos i dint want to lose my precious number. Now im waiting for Jan 20, 2011

  • Amit.g December 9, 2010 11:57 pm

    @ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
    Ya dude docomo’s 2g has become worst

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR December 9, 2010 9:23 pm

    @Amit.g
    I Think DOCOMO Will Fall Down after MNP Because Nowadays DOCOMO is Giving Worst Gprs Speed. And Aircel’s Downloading Speed is Much Better Than Docomo it Will Give Upto 5.7KB/s to 11.3KB/s

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR December 9, 2010 9:18 pm

    @Amit.g
    Good Decision Man Go For Idea

  • RAGHU December 9, 2010 8:58 pm

    @Amit.g
    great to hear that Idea has also improved voice clarity. Yes i think u should change to Idea when mnp comes.

  • Amit.g December 9, 2010 8:52 pm

    Im thinking of porting my uninor number to idea in karnatka. Fed up with uninor’s poor coverage and fluctuating GPRS speed. For one week speed ll be good and for next 1month it ll go worse. Using idea from past few months as secondary number n i feel tat idea s better than all operators in terms of coverage n speed. Even now their voice clarity has become superb along with 900mhz advantage!!

  • Arun December 9, 2010 8:03 pm

    @velu
    you are right, i am an airtel user in kerala for last 5 years. I don’t feel any difficulties.They r operating on 1800 mhz but they provide good coverage. I like their gprs and sms offers

  • velu December 9, 2010 6:55 pm

    abhijith :@DEEPAK hey i dont feel airtel is looting from me . . am happy with it

    yes u are correct Abhijith. the coverage problem is due to 1800 Mhz.but in our district they have towers for every 2 kms. so there is no problem in our area. but in hills BSNL rocks.i have activated DND service so there is no problem. i have missed call alert and hello tune service.The best part on Airtel is they are sending sms for renewal.if i send STOP to 121 i can find what the service has been activated..

  • abhijith December 9, 2010 6:02 pm

    @DEEPAK
    hey i dont feel airtel is looting from me :) . . am happy with it

  • ashR December 9, 2010 4:17 pm

    Abhijith :@ashR THUMPS UP . . Airtel

    yeah…………..thumbs up to AIRTEL

  • DEEPAK December 9, 2010 2:55 pm

    Abhijith :
    @velu
    thumps UP . . Airtel . . Am using airtel and bsnl . . Both are great . . But oly worry in bsnl some times make network down . . But airtel little bit coverage problem . . But unmatched quality in service . . Am i correct velu

    unmatched quality in looting service also

  • Abhijith December 9, 2010 2:29 pm

    @velu
    thumps UP . . Airtel . . Am using airtel and bsnl . . Both are great . . But oly worry in bsnl some times make network down . . But airtel little bit coverage problem . . But unmatched quality in service . . Am i correct velu

  • velu December 9, 2010 9:51 am

    I am using Airtel QoS is excellent here in Arjun. Wventhough the offers may not be excellent the QoS is excellent.i dont know what u have the yard stick for QoS

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR December 9, 2010 9:06 am

    @Abhijith
    Thums Down For AirTel Because QoS Of AirTel Is Very Very Bad

  • swarnava December 8, 2010 11:57 pm
  • Abhijith December 8, 2010 11:33 pm

    @ashR
    THUMPS UP . . Airtel

  • Manjunatha December 8, 2010 11:04 pm

    I am bangalore and I am relocating to Hyderbad soon. Can i migrate my idea Karnataka mobile number to Idea AndraPradesh number.

  • Bobby December 8, 2010 7:53 pm

    PD :

    DEEPAK :

    PD :

    DEEPAK :
    implemented in Mumbai and Punjab ? any information?

    Not yet. I think we will have to wait till Jan. 20, 2011 for the NEXT DATE !

    March 11

    I ascertained the news (Jan 20) from the two zonal agencies who have been authorized for MNP. What is your source for such an odd date – March 11 ? airtel cc

  • PD December 8, 2010 5:45 pm

    DEEPAK :

    PD :

    DEEPAK :
    implemented in Mumbai and Punjab ? any information?

    Not yet. I think we will have to wait till Jan. 20, 2011 for the NEXT DATE !

    March 11

    I ascertained the news (Jan 20) from the two zonal agencies who have been authorized for MNP. What is your source for such an odd date – March 11 ?

  • DEEPAK December 8, 2010 4:25 pm

    PD :

    DEEPAK :
    implemented in Mumbai and Punjab ? any information?

    Not yet. I think we will have to wait till Jan. 20, 2011 for the NEXT DATE !

    March 11

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR December 8, 2010 4:18 pm

    @Murali Krishnan
    Even Same Case I’m Satisfied Customer Of Aircel Services

  • PD December 8, 2010 3:39 pm

    DEEPAK :
    implemented in Mumbai and Punjab ? any information?

    Not yet. I think we will have to wait till Jan. 20, 2011 for the NEXT DATE !

  • Murali Krishnan December 8, 2010 3:07 pm

    I wonder MNP would be useless for people like me, who are happy with the present connection, I am satisfied with my Aircel number.

  • hariprasad December 8, 2010 1:46 pm

    i think in tamilnadu mnp wil start only by jan…one of my frnds in wrkng in bsnl tamilnadu…he said me so…

  • APOORV December 8, 2010 1:42 pm

    @ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
    BHAI MUJHE TU TOH “AIRCEL” KA EXECUTIVE LAGTA HAI…TERI DUSHMANI HAI KYA “AIRTEL”…

  • DEEPAK December 8, 2010 1:22 pm

    implemented in Mumbai and Punjab ? any information?

  • DEEPAK December 8, 2010 11:16 am

    DB :
    @Bobby
    @MANISH, @BODDY
    march 11 is not the date when “MNP will implement in Gujarat” – it will be implemented across India on Jan 20, 2011…. Kapil Sibal will inaugurate this across the country.

    latest news is march 11

  • ashR December 8, 2010 10:25 am

    ashR :This comment for those who said that Airtel will be the biggest looser:Yestreday TRAI gives a report of active mobile users in the country and REsult is:Only 48% of TTSL connections out of 100% are active(Tata is in trouble)Only 68% of RCOM connections out of 100% are activeOnly 58% of BSNL connections out of 100% are active…..——————————–whereas AIRTEl and IDEA are winnersAirtel’s 89% connections out of 100% are active …AIRTEL is no. 1>>>>>>>>>>>..
    Source DAINIK BHASKAR

  • ashR December 8, 2010 10:18 am

    This comment for those who said that Airtel will be the biggest looser:
    Yestreday TRAI gives a report of active mobile users in the country and REsult is:
    Only 48% of TTSL connections out of 100% are active(Tata is in trouble)
    Only 68% of RCOM connections out of 100% are active
    Only 58% of BSNL connections out of 100% are active…..
    ——————————–
    whereas AIRTEl and IDEA are winners
    Airtel’s 89% connections out of 100% are active …
    AIRTEL is no. 1>>>>>>>>>>>..

    Source DAINIK BHASKAR

  • DB December 8, 2010 10:11 am

    @Bobby

    @MANISH, @BODDY
    march 11 is not the date when “MNP will implement in Gujarat” – it will be implemented across India on Jan 20, 2011…. Kapil Sibal will inaugurate this across the country.

  • Amar Agrawal December 8, 2010 9:49 am

    when MNP service start in rajsthan.

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR December 8, 2010 7:49 am

    NEW AIRTEL SIM CARDS ARE A BIG WASTE IF WE GET A NEW ACTIVATED AIRTEL SIM CARD WE WILL FACE A LOT OF DISCONNECTIONS IN MOBILE NETWORK NOW I’M TRAVELLING TO HUBLI AND I FOUND THAT AIRTEL IS HAVING ZERO NETWORK CONNECTIVITY ON MY MOBILE EVEN IF THE TOWER IS NEAREST ON THE HIGHWAY AND AFTER SOME DISTANCE I CAN ABLE TO GET THE FARTHEST TOWER SIGNAL WITH POOR COVERAGE

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR December 8, 2010 7:02 am

    AirTel is Getting Worst Day By Day in Karnataka. Coz if You Check Between an Aircel and AirTel, Aircel Searches The Nearest Tower and Gives Good Signals and AirTel Searches the Farthest Tower With Poor Signals

  • Manoj Abhigyan December 7, 2010 7:57 pm

    Judging by the initial reaction to the introduction, in Haryana, of mobile number portability (MNP), most cellphone users have no pressing desire to shift.
    At this rate, operators expect less than 1.5% of the subscriber base to opt for MNP in the next two months. This is much lower than the monthly churn rate of the sector, of 5% per month. As for the belief that post-paid customers would be the first to churn, operators say just two to three per cent of the porting requests are coming from post-paid subscribers (who are only 3% of Haryana’s subscribers base). Some analysts say most of the shift is happening from CDMA to GSM operators.

    Tata Teleservices’ executives say they’ve got about 21% of the customers who’ve opted for MNP.
    Reliance Communications (RCom) has been concentrating on getting only high-paying post-paid customers. For, average revenue per user (ARPU) in this category is equivalent to 10 pre-paid subscribers.

  • Bobby December 7, 2010 7:51 pm

    Manish :
    When MNP will implement in Gujarat ?????

    march 11

  • Manish December 7, 2010 6:40 pm

    When MNP will implement in Gujarat ?????

  • minerva December 7, 2010 6:38 pm

    Benny :
    Heard from many dealers in Tamil Nadu that Airtel is going to the biggest loser with MNP and Docomo will be the biggest gainer
    Airtel gives u 39Rs Talk Time for 50rs RC and has formed a cartel with vodafone and Aircel. If u check their tariff and STVs its all the same….

    Ya U r very correct. Airtel and Vodafone are interlinked. Tariff and Bonus are same.In foreign countries airtel tie-up with Vodafone. Thats why they introducing the same plans.

  • Madhu.H December 7, 2010 6:19 pm

    Wen lunch karntk

  • Madhu.H December 7, 2010 6:17 pm

    I am waiting for Airtel MNP

  • Abhijit December 7, 2010 6:15 pm

    @Kaushik Roy
    “No latest news of MNP regarding porting from one number to another” … Porting from one number to another???

  • PD December 7, 2010 6:15 pm

    Manoj Abhigyan :

    PD :
    Few of the bloggers, I think Mr. Deepak and Mr. Manoj has given a schedule of launching MNP few days back in TT. According to them on 7th Dec. Mumbai circle should have MNP and Maharashtra on10th Dec. Nothing is heard about such launching in Mumbai ? From where these learned bloggers picked the information ?

    Dear PD,
    I never posted such details on this site. Anyway, it was posted on another site by me. But it went wrong. Everyone can be wrong on MNP as it has been delayed many times and postponed several times.
    We were much excited about MNP, and this mistake is possible by anyone in this situation.

    Yes.I know that too ! I just mentioned that’s all. OK, Manoj, by this we can keep up the excitements alive ! Even many of us are searching for news on MNP very eagerly. In fact from yesterday I am closely monitoring the media. Let us hope this time at least the concerned will keep their word. Many “stake holders” for obvious reasons still try to thwart the move !

  • Manoj Abhigyan December 7, 2010 6:04 pm

    TREMERIN DSOUZA :
    @Manoj Abhigyan
    In MUMBAI local dealer in my locality has got reliance mnp forms and is waiting for further information from reliance about mnp launch.

    Thanks Tremerin D’Souza for this MNP info.

  • prajwal December 7, 2010 5:15 pm

    march 11? but as far as the govt’s circular , mnp would be launched before january 25th

  • DEEPAK December 7, 2010 5:04 pm

    Mane :
    Telecom talk is requested to post about mnp launching date circle by circle
    Thanks

    march 11

  • Kartik December 7, 2010 4:55 pm

    @ TREMERIN DSOUZA

    Where do you stay in mumbai..
    I mean which areas loacl dealer is having reliance MNP forms..
    If the forms are out, MNP in mumbai will be just few days from now

  • Keshav Jha December 7, 2010 4:18 pm

    Airtel to janewalon ko bhi lootne se baaj nahin aa raha.

  • TREMERIN DSOUZA December 7, 2010 4:11 pm

    @Manoj Abhigyan
    In MUMBAI local dealer in my locality has got reliance mnp forms and is waiting for further information from reliance about mnp launch.

  • Mane December 7, 2010 3:33 pm

    Telecom talk is requested to post about mnp launching date circle by circle
    Thanks

  • DEEPAK December 7, 2010 3:31 pm

    prajwal :
    wen is launchin in karnataka?

    march 11

  • Benny December 7, 2010 3:29 pm

    Heard from many dealers in Tamil Nadu that Airtel is going to the biggest loser with MNP and Docomo will be the biggest gainer
    Airtel gives u 39Rs Talk Time for 50rs RC and has formed a cartel with vodafone and Aircel. If u check their tariff and STVs its all the same….

  • Chandan December 7, 2010 3:22 pm

    When MNP will implement in kolkata?

  • prajwal December 7, 2010 3:10 pm

    wen is launchin in karnataka?

  • Manoj Abhigyan December 7, 2010 2:54 pm

    PD :
    Few of the bloggers, I think Mr. Deepak and Mr. Manoj has given a schedule of launching MNP few days back in TT. According to them on 7th Dec. Mumbai circle should have MNP and Maharashtra on10th Dec. Nothing is heard about such launching in Mumbai ? From where these learned bloggers picked the information ?

    Dear PD,
    I never posted such details on this site. Anyway, it was posted on another site by me. But it went wrong. Everyone can be wrong on MNP as it has been delayed many times and postponed several times.
    We were much excited about MNP, and this mistake is possible by anyone in this situation.

  • DEEPAK December 7, 2010 2:35 pm

    Mikey :
    Madhya prdesh mey ‘MNP’ kab start hoga? Any info

    march 11

  • Praveen singh December 7, 2010 2:33 pm

    what is the date for uttar pradesh.

  • Kartik December 7, 2010 2:32 pm

    Can anyone confirm the dates for mumbai with source

  • Kaushik Roy December 7, 2010 2:28 pm

    No latest news of MNP regarding porting from one number to another

  • Mikey December 7, 2010 2:09 pm

    Madhya prdesh mey ‘MNP’ kab start hoga? Any info

  • Yogesh December 7, 2010 2:03 pm

    @Sanjay R and Pankaj they going to start MNP in Mumbai on exactly on 7th Dec and in mah on 10th.Reply fast.

  • Yogesh December 7, 2010 2:03 pm

    @Sanjay R they going to start MNP in Mumbai on exactly on 7th Dec and in mah on 10th.Reply fast.

  • Webly December 7, 2010 1:49 pm

    good.

  • DEEPAK December 7, 2010 1:48 pm

    PD :
    Pankaj Sharma
    Chandigarh, November 29th, 2010 at 19:50 | #5 Reply | Quote
    Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Launch Dates State wise
    MNP Launch Date in Punjab : 5th December 2010
    MNP Launch Date in Mumbai : 7th December 2010
    MNP Launch Date in Maharshtra : 10th December 2010
    MNP Launch Date in Delhi : 11th December 2010
    MNP Launch Date in Andhra Pradesh : 17th December 2010
    MNP Launch Date in Bihar & Jharkhand : 19th December 2010

    it is Mr Pankaj Sharma posted the news about mnp LAUNGING

    Have they launched in punjab by 5th?

  • RoBiN December 7, 2010 1:48 pm

    when will mnp start in kerala

  • RoBiN December 7, 2010 1:47 pm

    when will mnp start in kerala…plz tell me the date….

  • Amit Deb Biswas December 7, 2010 1:36 pm

    Ishhh.. Bad luck airtel.. Rs.10 loss per customer.. So sad..

  • PD December 7, 2010 1:31 pm

    Pankaj Sharma
    Chandigarh, November 29th, 2010 at 19:50 | #5 Reply | Quote
    Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Launch Dates State wise
    MNP Launch Date in Punjab : 5th December 2010
    MNP Launch Date in Mumbai : 7th December 2010
    MNP Launch Date in Maharshtra : 10th December 2010
    MNP Launch Date in Delhi : 11th December 2010
    MNP Launch Date in Andhra Pradesh : 17th December 2010
    MNP Launch Date in Bihar & Jharkhand : 19th December 2010

    it is Mr Pankaj Sharma posted the news about mnp LAUNGING

  • PD December 7, 2010 1:23 pm

    Few of the bloggers, I think Mr. Deepak, and MR Manoj has given a schedule of launching MNP few days back in TT. According to them on 7th Dec. Mumbai circle should have MNP and Maharashtra on10th Dec. Nothing is heard about such launching in Mumbai ? From where these learned bloggers picked the information ?

  • Amit.G December 7, 2010 1:20 pm

    Ha ha ha this rule axed the trick tat was being played by operators like airtel who use to charge 10rs per sms

  • Steve December 7, 2010 1:19 pm

    airtel used to charge 10 rupees

  • RAGHU December 7, 2010 1:16 pm

    @Sanjay Bafna
    but people like Uninor,Reliance are giving it for free. so are they also going to charge as per sms plan of the customer

  • dskushwaha December 7, 2010 12:59 pm

    Very Good move….