Bharti Airtel Added Over 1.5 Million Aircel Customers in Tamil Nadu Via MNP

Aircel customers are leaving the network in massive numbers, all credit goes to the company’s financial issues. Airtel has confirmed that it added over 1.5 million Aircel customers in Tamil Nadu state alone. With this, the company now has over 20 million customers in the Tamil Nadu state alone as reported by PTI. It is also said that Airtel has got the highest share of close to 50% of port-ins from Aircel customers across the country. This news was confirmed by Manoj Murali, CEO-Tamil Nadu and Kerala Hub, Bharti Airtel.


“It is gratifying to see more Aircel customers choosing Airtel as their trusted network. We welcome them to the Airtel family and assure them of best-in-class services”, Murali said. Furthermore, he also confirmed that the deployment of over 13,000 new mobile broadband sites across the Tamil Nadu. With the new deployment, Airtel’s total number of mobile sites in the state stands at 33,000 and is said to cover 95% of the population.

Last week, Airtel said that it had added more than two million Aircel customers on to its network across the country to ET, which is the highest number produced by any operator until now.

Most of the Aircel customers in the Tamil Nadu and Chennai regions have already ported out to other networks such as Idea Cellular, Vodafone India and BSNL. Reliance Jio has been silent about the additions though, but the company must be welcoming a good number of Aircel customers though.

Vodafone India, last week confirmed that it has added over one million Aircel customers to its network and also has set up the retail touch points across the entire Tamil Nadu state. Through these touch points, Vodafone will be helping out the customers who’re looking out to port out from Aircel to Vodafone and these touch points will be open for seven days.

BSNL also claimed that it added over 1.2 million new customers in a week alone, adding that four lakh customers have joined the network through MNP. Idea Cellular did not reveal any number, but going by the subscriber addition report for the month of February 2018, it surely has gained some Aircel subscribers via MNP.

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March 21, 2018 4:36 pm 4:36 PM

repeated query
anywhere aircel tower working?
dont want MNP just OTP

March 22, 2018 1:46 pm 1:46 PM

@Vkvk Aircel network is available near marthahalli bridge Karthik nagar and mahadevapura Bangalore..!!
saket kewate
March 21, 2018 9:05 pm 9:05 PM

I am continuesly getting all sms on my aircel network .

I have selected Airtel 2G manually in Bangalore.

I dont think , you are interested to know Whether incoming calls are working or not.

Try ur or any other Strong circle of aircel, where, you can latch to AVOID network

March 22, 2018 11:47 am 11:47 AM

In Pune tried same for airtel,not getting signals

S Gopal
March 21, 2018 11:31 am 11:31 AM

Nice article!

Has Jio too shared its port-in numbers for Tamil Nadu?

It would be interesting to note where Jio stands amongst the ex-Aircel port-in customers.

Interesting to note that BSNL Mobile is preferred post-in operator over Vodafone and !dea, in Tamil Nadu.

Sathish, TN
March 21, 2018 5:08 pm 5:08 PM

Jio won’t disclose the AIRCEL MNP customers details as least preferred operator in rural areas of Tamil Nadu and existing users need to change their handset. As of now it’s not possible.

Jio will take more time to get rural customer base – mostly voice users (bottom of the pyramid).

Sathish, TN
March 21, 2018 4:46 pm 4:46 PM


Because Idea-Vodafone combined entity is not interested to reach out rural areas in Rest of Tamil Nadu.

Idea-Vodafone combined entity is best fit for metro, urban areas in Tamil Nadu.

But BSNL is now more concentrate on voice and data coverage in rural areas of Tamil Nadu.

BSNL’s phase 8.4 project executions is already started.

March 21, 2018 11:30 am 11:30 AM

Airtel is next Aircel in Tamil Nadu.
Now worst service in voice and data.

March 21, 2018 6:14 pm 6:14 PM

It’s true

Sathish, TN
March 21, 2018 5:24 pm 5:24 PM
Idea won’t disclose the AIRCEL TN MNP customers details because idea is completely not reachable in Rural areas of Tamil Nadu. In future, idea is fully depends on vodafone Tamil Nadu Network because idea doesn’t have own coverage wherever Aircel’s strong hold in Tamil Nadu. After integration of Idea-Vodafone network, it’s customers base may retain and possible to increase in rural areas, that too with help of vodafone Tamil Nadu network. Most of the Tamil Nadu mobile users doesn’t have any idea about idea network, thats why still idea is in last position in customer base in Tamil Nadu including… Read more »
Sathish, TN
March 21, 2018 5:14 pm 5:14 PM

I don’t think Airtel is next Aircel in Tamil Nadu.

Airtel have a some capacity to handle additional customers from AIRCEL.

Apart from airtel’s huge 2G/3G/4G spectrum in Tamil Nadu including Chennai, Additionally TATA’s 2G spectrum of 5 MHz in 1800 MHz band is there.

By using this, I hope Airtel can manage the network related issues in Tamil Nadu including Chennai.

Sathish, TN
March 21, 2018 5:03 pm 5:03 PM
Due to volumes of voice and data traffic is increased massively in Tamil Nadu including Chennai after Aircel collapsed. I think all network related issues will be back to normal in 1 or 2 month in rest of the operators networks – Airtel, BSNL and Idea-Vodafone combined entity. I have no idea about Jio and it’s network coverage in rural areas of Tamil Nadu. Most of the Aircel users in Tamil Nadu is now ready to join in so called AVOID network and even BSNL but not in Jio. BSNL is always reliable and trusted operator in rural areas of… Read more »
Kaushik kolkata
March 21, 2018 2:17 pm 2:17 PM

Airfail or airhell…