Full mobile number portability from July 2015, says Minister

By June 2nd, 2015 AT 1:42 PM

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 on Tuesday, confirming the landmark change in the telecom sector.

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Following the recommendations by the Telecom Regulatory Authoeity of India (TRAI), it was in November last year, the department of telecom had issued amendments to the MNP license agreement stating that it has to be implemented across the country within a period of six months from the date of amendment of the licenses. However the full MNP roll out deadline on May 3 could not meet and the government extended two more months time.

Telecom operators across India have even implemented simplified dialing pattern that allow both STD and local numbers be dialed without any prefix.

The DoT said that the ‘full MNP’ is implementing after many rounds of talks. “Detailed discussions were held with stakeholders to address various technical complexities emerged while implementing the ‘full MNP’ in the networks,” the DoT said. “Various operators have already put in place hardware and software in their system required for implementation of full MNP,” the DoT added.

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ABDUL KARIM
ABDUL KARIM

One India One Rate should be first implemented. This should have been implemented first which would have helped the operator and government in thinking a lot. India is one country. There should be only one pricing pattern for voice calls. There should be no Local and STD call charges. Calls from Kashmir to Kanyakumari should be charged as local charge only. Telecom operators are looting the public in the name of Special Tariff Vouchers for voice calls. Only Reliance GSM is offering One India One Rate Plan Pan India. The telecom ministry should also take necessary steps in implementing One… Read more »

Sunny
Sunny

One India One Rate should be first implemented. This should have been implemented first which would have helped the operator and government in thinking a lot. India is one country. There should be only one pricing pattern for voice calls. There should be no Local and STD call charges. Calls from Kashmir to Kanyakumari should be charged as local charge only. Telecom operators are looting the public in the name of Special Tariff Vouchers for voice calls. Only Reliance GSM is offering One India One Rate Plan Pan India. The telecom ministry should also take necessary steps in implementing One… Read more »

RIHAN
RIHAN

I agree with you

DUANE
DUANE

I disagree. Full MNP is the need of the hour. One India can wait. For those who cannot take a plan with same rates for local and national calling.

Sudhakar
Sudhakar

You always keep supporting the services which people do not need as for now. RLH is what the people need. Understood?.

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