What is MNP (Mobile Number Portability) ?


OK…So your tired of your current service provider. You’re tired of their sloppy customer service. Tired of having to speak to their discourteous customer representatives. Tired of receiving calls from unknown numbers in the middle of an important meeting only to hear “Kabhi Kabhi Aditi … ” being played and a mechanical female voice saying “Press 1 to set it as your callertune”. So…What would u want to do?? Change your service provider of course! Ah…but wait..you’re attached to your number! All of us are! Why change the number and put up with the trouble of having to remember a completely new one??

Mobile Number Portability in India

The solution to this seemingly never ending problem arrives in India, early next year in the form of Mobile Number Portability. Wondering what this is all about? Simple..you can switch between service providers without having to change your number and you can do this irrespective of the technology that you use. In other words, if you have a CDMA mobile and want to switch to GSM network, you can go ahead and do it with glee 🙂

Of course, everything comes with a cost. But luckily in this case, the cost isn’t much high!! According to TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India), subscribers should not be charged more than Rs.19/- for changing their service provider. Mobile services will be disrupted for a few hours when the transfer is in process but this is again a minor hiccup.

This service will initially be available only in metros and selected cities by early 2010. And thus arrives the much expected change in the telecom market!

And yes…Pls don’t forget to visit our website for regular updates on MNP!! This is your one stop shop for all MNP updates!


  • Rs. 19 is extremely reasonable. But, It’s long time I am waiting for this service to start.
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  • The inplemention of MNP will lead the Customers to choose their choiceable telecome service provider having the same numbers and reduce the monopoly as well as dadagiri of service providers in the market

  • I don”t want to change my old numbers but want to change my telecome service provider that is why I am waiting for MNP

  • I am really waiting for this service long time, I just fade up with Vodafone but I don’t want to lose my number. At last I’m going to get some short of solution.
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