MNP : Over 38 Lakh Mobile Subscribers Switch To Other Operators

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MNP-IndiaThe Number of Unhappy Mobile Service users crossed 38 lakh nationwide by end of February'2011.

In Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka and Rajasthan telecom circles, the Highest Number of Mobile service subscribers willing to change their current operators through Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Service.

As per the data reported by the service providers to the TRAI, by the end of February 2011 about 38.33 lakh mobile subscribers have submitted their MNP requests to different mobile service providers for porting their mobile number.

According to the TRAI reports, Out of these MNP requests around 3.20 lakh pertains to Haryana wherein MNP was implemented from 25th Nov. 2010. In rest of the country, maximum number of requests in MNP Zone-1 have been received in Gujarat (3.65 lakh) followed by Rajasthan (3.14 lakh). While in South and East telecom circle circles (MNP Zone-2) maximum number of requests have been received in Karnataka ( 3.18 lakh) followed by Tamil Nadu Service area(2.76 lakh).

Details of Telecom Circle-wise MNP Requests  is given below:

TRAI said that "It is constantly monitoring the implementation of MNP in the country.It is observed that the primary reasons for rejection of port request are Incorrect Unique Porting Code, Non-completion of 90 days, existing Contractual Obligations and Outstanding Dues.

In view of the large number of rejections and complaints, TRAI is in the process of verifying the correctness of the port rejections done by the service providers on sample basis

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