December 25, 2010

Mobile Number Portability(MNP) Cost only Rs 19

Mobile Number Portability is reality not a dream. Now You can able to retain your favorite mob number through out your life, even if you are changing your operator, this will not stop you do this.
The Telecom Minister, Kapil Sibal inaugurated MNP service at Rohtak, along with the Haryana CM. The mobile network service providers like Idea, Tata Docomo & BSNL already started their campaign for MNP in Indian market & others will join this campaign by 2011.
So now, using MNP to change your operator, yet keep the same mobile phone number costs only Rs. 19. Small price to pay for getting rid of a big headache, eh?
Here are the 4 simple steps given to change your service provider through MNP:-
  •  Make sure you don't owe any payment to your current operator, nor should you be in the initial 3-month lock-in period for an already ported phone number.
  • Send an SMS (text message) with the word "PORT" to the phone number "1900". You will immediately receive your own UPC (Unique Porting Code).
  • Walk into the nearest office of your prospective/new mobile operator which you choose. Fill out the application and enter your UPC, pay the Rs. 19 number porting charge, submit the usual identity/address proof documents, and collect your new SIM card.
  • That is all. Now let your current mobile service provider, the third-party MNP back-end infrastructure operator, and your new/proposed mobile service provider work out the details. Expect 2 hours of disruption in service (notified in advance), and perhaps a few impatient days!  According to TRAI rules, number porting should be completed within a maximum of 7 working days.
At last I would like to say that MNP is gift for common man while a headache for operators.


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