Mobile Number Portability Launched in Haryana, Pan India by January 20

MNP-IndiaThe much awaited Mobile Number Portability (MNP) finally launched in Haryana. The MNP service inaugurate by the Union Minister of Communications & IT Mr. Kapil Sibal by making the inaugural call to Shri Bhupindrer Singh Hooda, the Chief Minister of Haryana from a ported mobile number in function held at Rohtak city.

Speaking on the launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Mr. Kapil Sibal said that first phase of the MNP has been launched today in Haryana and customers in the state now have the option of changing their service provider without changing their mobile numbers.He said the choice based services initiate healthy competition among service providers which ultimately benefits ‘Aam Aadmi’.

The mobile number portability (MNP) will be launched across India by January 20, 2011. For orderly technical migration of complex interconnected networks, each of the remaining service areas will be migrated one by one on alternate days. This will enable simultaneous validation of technical parameters and removal of any problems arising from migration activity to ensure successful and smooth migration of a service area. Migration activities will not take place during the festival season at the end of December, 2010.

The Union Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Shri Kapil Sibal launching the Mobile Number Portability for a Country wide roll out beginning from Haryana Circle, at Rohtak, Haryana on November 25, 2010

As earlier we shared on TelecomTalk, customer will have to pay a maximum of Rs 19 to the new operator to change network via MNP as Porting charges. However the new operator has the option to waive off the MNP fee or reduce it.

Presently BSNL and Tata Docomo announced their attractive MNP offers with freebies. Wherein subscribers can switch to BSNL at FREE of cost while Tata Docomo  charged Rs.19 for number portability service.

To avail the MNP service subscriber needs to send SMS PORT followed by 10 Digit Mobile Number to 1900 and they will get UPC porting code by SMS after that they need to submit CAF (application form) and MNP form with UPC to desired new service provider.

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Raghu
Raghu
April 14, 2011 2:35 pm 2:35 PM

@Rahul Gupta
is this true and applicable to Pan India- customer care calling to Airtel free

Rahul Gupta
Rahul Gupta
April 14, 2011 2:19 pm 2:19 PM

The primary and most important outcome that can happen out of MNP would be the King Size treatment that customers can get from their service providers.

Airtel used to charge for talking to their customer service representative when you call the Airtel Customer Care number. They have decided to roll that back ! Thanks to MNP !!

vijay
vijay
January 21, 2011 2:37 pm 2:37 PM

I am eager to know whether this facility available to change from CDMA reliance to another GSM network. I am sick of using CDMA sim and phone but i want the same number.

suresh.a
suresh.a
January 21, 2011 9:28 am 9:28 AM

I am eager to know whether this facility available to change from CDMA reliance to another GSM network. I am sick of using CDMA sim and phone but i want the same number.

raviraj
raviraj
January 20, 2011 5:31 pm 5:31 PM

@Venkat
yes u can change over to bsnl i.e. free of cost can enjoy 3g service

Rahul Chauhan
January 20, 2011 11:58 am 11:58 AM

Guy’s we have been waiting for this for last few years, when TRAI coined the term MNP (Mobile Number Portability). Recently telecom Minister of India Mr. Kapil Sibal has released Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in Haryana as part of initiative.

Cheers to the new era of Freedom from worthless operators. Its all started today.

Venkat
Venkat
January 20, 2011 11:37 am 11:37 AM

I am eager to know whether this facility available to change from CDMA tataindicom to GSM. I am sick of using CDMA sim and phone but i want the same number.

vijay
vijay
January 20, 2011 1:57 am 1:57 AM

Is this facility available to Change from CDMA to GSM

SAGAR SETHI
SAGAR SETHI
January 19, 2011 6:06 pm 6:06 PM

CAN WEGET THIS FACILITY WHEN WE ARE CHANGING OUR RESIDENCE FROM ONE CIRCLE TO ANOTHER? SUCH AS FROM DELHI TO ORISSA.

THANKS &REGARDS

SAGAR

Raghu
Raghu
January 19, 2011 3:56 pm 3:56 PM

@PRAVEEN
yes u can but u have to unlock if it is a Reliance phone.

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