Finally, India will see nation wide introduction of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) — which allows a mobile phone users to change his service provider while retaining his existing mobile number from tomorrow i.e. 20th January 2011.
According to our exclusive sources, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will flag off the Pan-India roll-out of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) from tomorrow.
India's telecom watchdog Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), today issued official notification for the implementation of the Pan India Mobile Number Portability (MNP) which would come into force all over the country from January 20. However MNP was launched in Haryana Telecom circle on 25th November 2010.
In a bid to encash the up-coming pan India Mobile Number Portability launch, all the leading mobile service operators already kicked off their MNP Campaign over Electronic & Print media as well as social networking sites like twitter and facebook. Vodaofone and Idea Cellular has also come up with a Toll Free MNP Helpline with pan-India number.
To avail the MNP, Customer will have to send an SMS “PORT” followed by Mobile Number to short code 1900. Based on this subscriber will get a unique porting code as SMS from the existing service provider.The customer can then make an application in the prescribed form mentioning the code to the selected new service provider for porting of number.