Mobile number portability to be rolled out ThursdayNovember 22nd, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The much awaited mobile number portability (MNP), which allows subcribers to change their mobile operators while retaining their old number, will be inaugurated Thursday in Rohtak district of Haryana.
According to an earlier statement of the Department of Telecom, the scheme will gradually be extended to other circles as well.
MNP has been delayed several times in the past.
Initially, it was to be implemented by Dec 31, 2009, in all the metros, and in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
The deadline later was changed to March 31, 2010, and then again to June 30.
It was shifted again when operators said they were not ready with the infrastructure needed to provide the service.
Customers will have to send an SMS to 1900. They will then get a unique porting code, which is to be filled in an application form of the new service provider.
The transfer of a mobile number to a new network will be done within four days.
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- You can change your mobile operator but retain number - Nov 25, 2010
- Mobile number portability launch delayed, to start Nov 25 - Oct 31, 2010
- Over 50 mn opted for mobile number portability till May - Jul 05, 2012
- 59.31 mn subscribers opted for MNP till July: TRAI - Sep 09, 2012
- 32.79 mn subscribers opt for mobile number portability - Mar 06, 2012
- 45.89 mn subscribers opted for MNP till April: TRAI - Jun 27, 2012
- 25.84 mn subscribers opt for mobile number portability - Jan 09, 2012
- 29.24 mn subscribers opt for mobile number portability - Jan 30, 2012
- TRAI rules out compensation for number portability - Dec 03, 2010
- Over 180.59 lakh opt for mobile number portability - Oct 20, 2011
- Over 85 lakh go for new mobile number - Jun 14, 2011
- Over 64 lakh users opt for mobile number portability - Apr 29, 2011
- Idea Cellular biggest gainer of mobile number portability - May 06, 2012
- Over 41 mn mobile users want to change operators - May 03, 2012
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