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 take a new mobile number for the subscribers while they are relocating to another place.


Full MNP has been a topic of discussion for long among the subscribers and telecom operators. Initially, Government had asked telecom operators to roll out full MNP by March 31st. However, blaming TRAI’s delay in publishing the amended regulations and difficulties in removing the technical glitches, operators requested the Government to extend the date, which was announced on 3rd May 2015.

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) further delayed it to July 2015 on the grounds that the changes recommended by Department of Telecommunications will take eight weeks to complete. On May 18, country moved a step closer to full MNP when operators implemented simplified dialing patterns without 0/+91.

In between, BSNL and MTNL once again tried to gain extension in rolling out full-MNP. However, BSNL, as a part of its revival plan, announced the removal of roaming charges.

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Deepak Vasudevan
July 2, 2015 2:07 pm 2:07 PM

No update from BSNL yet?

Saurabh Yadav
July 2, 2015 12:25 pm 12:25 PM

Be aware of fan boys they are just scam

r r kumar
July 2, 2015 11:35 am 11:35 AM

good ! porting my vodafone maharashtra to vodafone west bengal, and bsnl chennai to airtel west bengal !

Madhan Kumar
July 2, 2015 11:44 am 11:44 AM

Already Duane is caught redhanded,I am damn sure that those who are cmnting gud abt FraudTel are the marketing executives of FraudTel.None of them are gonna believe your words.

July 2, 2015 5:59 pm 5:59 PM

Well said. True information. Where will duane keep hisugly face now?.

Rahul R Patil
July 2, 2015 12:35 pm 12:35 PM


July 2, 2015 12:29 pm 12:29 PM

Dude, you accept it or not Airtel and Vodafone are two of the best telecom operators out there in the country, reason why they have the largest subscriber base.

I have been using Airtel for past many years, there have been ups and downs with airtel but the ease of getting a resolution is unmatched.

FYI: I am not a marketing executive of airtel and no way related to it, except that I am a customer 🙂

July 2, 2015 6:00 pm 6:00 PM

You are a cloned guy of duane. Lol.

r r kumar
July 2, 2015 8:37 pm 8:37 PM

No, you are completely wrong ! I too was a bsnl and reliance fan till I understood how much loss is there because of substandard services ! I even used aircel once. But now I will stick with vodafone and airtel lifelong.

July 2, 2015 3:54 pm 3:54 PM

Don’t want to accept but unfortunately it is the truth. Airtel is really good in terms of quality, and Vodafone is the only operator who come that close to Airtel in matching that. Im not that happy user of bsnl but it is manageable with some technical glitches and some awesome value for money offers.

Saurabh Yadav
July 2, 2015 12:02 pm 12:02 PM

Exactly Madhan. That FarudTel is now using human psychology to fill their pocket.