MNP SMS Over Short Code 1900 Should Not Be Charged As Premium SMS

MNP-IndiaIn order to protect interests of the consumers of telecom sector, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued new directives to all the Mobile Operators (CMTS/UAS) regarding charges being levied on the subscriber for sending SMS to short code number 1900 for Mobile Number Portability (MNP).

According to the new guidelines by TRAI, The Cellular Mobile Telephone Service Providers and Unified Access Service Providers should treat the SMS sent to MNP short code number 1900 as ordinary SMS.

TRAI also clarified that for the purpose of charging and the rate for such SMS sent to 1900 shall not exceed the tariff applicable for ordinary SMS under the tariff plan opted by the subscriber.

It is significant to say that some Mobile Service Operators are charging the subscribers at higher rate/premium charges than the ordinary rate for the SMS sent by them to MNP short code number 1900.

Reported By

Leave a Reply

137 Comments on "MNP SMS Over Short Code 1900 Should Not Be Charged As Premium SMS"


Sort by:   newest | oldest
February 20, 2011 9:43 am 9:43 AM

MTNL Dolphin has blocked the sms service to 1900, everytime it gives error as” Message Not Sent” since last 2days!!

January 28, 2011 9:51 pm 9:51 PM

I am using myu Airtel no. I have tried to Portout from Airtel, but while creating an UPC code by sending sms to 1900, Airtel is charging me @ Rs.1/-sms,
Please suggest to whom it needs to highlighted.

Vineet Bhatia
January 25, 2011 12:45 pm 12:45 PM


I have Airtel No. 9958966254 and 9971821898 for which i tried PORT 9958966254 but the SMS was not able to reach its destination.
Customer Care told me that 1900 is Chargable and you need to recharge your phone with Rs .20 in order to send Port sms to 1900.