Uninor to Close Down its Services in Mumbai Today

Uninor will close down its network in Mumbai on February 16, following the Supreme Court order that all operators who did not win spectrum in the previous auction should close down services immediately.

Uninor Mumbai Shutdown

Uninor is bound by law to comply with the Supreme Court order and will therefore have to close down its mobile network immediately, it said in a statement.

“The company hereby advises all its customers and business partners that for now the Uninor network in Mumbai will not be available after midnight on February 16, 2013,” it added. Further, no temporary license too is available such that services can be closed down in an orderly manner and customers are able to port out.

Operations in the six circles – Maharashtra and Goa, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Bihar and Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh will continue as fresh spectrum for 20 years has already been secured. Telenor has won fresh spectrum for the next 20 years in these six circles.

Uninor will also sign roaming agreements with other operators to ensure that all Uninor customers get seamless connectivity when travelling to Mumbai.

“We have pursued every alternative possible to continue our operations in Mumbai until the new auction takes place. Now the Court has ordered an immediate closure of operations and no temporary license too is available to allow a gradual process. Unfortunately, we have no choice now but to follow the Court’s order and close down our network immediately,” said Uninor Managing Director Sigve Brekke said.

“I deeply regret the consequences this has for our customers, employees and business partners – each of whom have been a part of a remarkable fight back last year. We will now make every effort, within the limitations of this Court order, to minimise the negative impact on all affected by this development,” Brekke added.

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May 10, 2013 11:39 pm 11:39 PM


February 21, 2013 9:46 am 9:46 AM

All uninor subscribers there is a ray of hope. Yest i got to know from 2~3 dealers and retailers that uninor is going to start for some days in order to encourage ppl for portout to their choice operator. He told me not to throw the sim and kindly wait for some days. Hope uninor will do a kind response to all the negative impact on mumbai circle

Team Uninor
March 1, 2013 2:06 pm 2:06 PM

Hi Pratham,

MNP port out services are available exclusively from the helpline number 9175091750 and it does not require you to visit the stores. Just follow a simple process, port-out codes will be provided to customers over the same call instantly.

Team Uninor.

Kaushik Roy
February 20, 2013 9:30 pm 9:30 PM

STEL helped customers to port out by Online UPC Generation Code from STEL website
Telenor should also do that for Mumbai customers

February 20, 2013 6:51 pm 6:51 PM

@uninor..Atleast place a request to SC to extend your operations for say 1 or 2weeks in mumbai,so that customers can port to other operators..What uninor did was unexpected&i oppose their decision to shutdown immediately..Atleast when cheers was going to shutdown,it informed all customers so that could port to other operators..

February 20, 2013 9:15 pm 9:15 PM

what you can try is going out of Mumbai circle to nearby places like Karjat/Pune/Kasara/Nasik etc . There you will get network as roaming in Maharashtra circle and you can send sms for getting UPC.
Worth the hassle if you require to keep your number at any cost

February 19, 2013 8:57 pm 8:57 PM

all uninor mumbai customers..if u dont hav upc code then try with a random upc code n apply for mnp to other service provider..the porting code will be
UM123456 like this any six digit but starting with UM..
when S TEL shut down in odisha i ported a stel number with a false porting code choosen manually n randomly..
just try once if luck favours

February 20, 2013 9:11 pm 9:11 PM

wrong UPC wont work! dont try it, as the money for porting and new sim card is non-refundable
You will lose it

go for porting only if you have obtained a valid UPC code before uninor shut down its network

February 20, 2013 6:54 pm 6:54 PM

Are u sure?AFAIK for MNP process even the operator from which the customer is coming has to be active..

February 20, 2013 9:13 pm 9:13 PM

If you have already obtained valid UPC, the operator need not be active.
It doesnt matter as the MNP request gets auto accepted after 96 hours in case of no response from donor operator

February 20, 2013 10:24 pm 10:24 PM

I have applied for porting on 18.02.2013 but still now, haven’t got any update from new service provider to whom i wanted to port. Still now no information. During Porting, we are supposed to get the porting information but still no information received

February 20, 2013 9:04 pm 9:04 PM

are you sure??. Even though the network is down but the call centre can be called by external no and the company uninor is still in place only thing missing is their network in mumbai

Shahid Ansari
February 19, 2013 1:06 am 1:06 AM

when you start our uninor card plz rely

February 19, 2013 12:03 am 12:03 AM

telecomtalk banned in UAE…Why..?

February 19, 2013 11:14 am 11:14 AM

Nope, its working. I checked the same using UAE’s proxy server. I connected to ISP- Du and the page successfully opened. Why operators will block TT.

Kaushik Roy
February 18, 2013 10:50 pm 10:50 PM

Telenor will not bid for Mumbai circle in upcoming auction on March 2013
It says it will not start from zero inspite of having close to 20 lakhs customers in Mumbai
Now whom to blame ?
Supreme Court or TRAI or DOT or Congress Government

Ripudaman Singh
February 19, 2013 1:23 pm 1:23 PM

Supreme Court shouldn’t be blamed for all this mess.

Blame it on Scamster Congress. TRAI and DoT work on their orders only.

February 18, 2013 7:32 pm 7:32 PM
Ambala, Haryana Some Updates:- 1. Reliance Infotel Broadband has been renamed to Reliance Jio Infocomm. 2. Telecom Commission has allowed companies holding spectrum in 2300 MHz band to offer voice and text services but for a fee of Rs.1658 crores which is for Unified Licensing. The price is nearly same as that for Pan-India license for 2G spectrum in 2008. This figure haunts me a lot. lol 3. Telecom Commission has said that they will conduct third round of 1800MHz auction to sell the unsold spectrum in 18 circles within months after round two completion. This decision is being taken… Read more »
February 18, 2013 2:37 am 2:37 AM

Uninor has become Fly by Nite Company. This will affect the company reputation in which they have won the license back also. Atleast they should seek the permission from SC for Temporary licence for MPN Process.


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