The new process entails 3 working days' timeline for port out requests, and 5 working days for requests for port out from one circle to another.
At present, switching to another network with the same mobile number takes seven days.
TRAI issues a consultation paper to resolve inconveniences faced by customers while porting mobile numbers
Consequent upon closure/discontinuation of the services, TRAI has received large number of complaints related to the difficulties faced by the subscribers.
TRAI to come out with a consultation paper aimed at speeding up mobile number portability process, by end of the month
Under the proposed review, TRAI will seek industry’s views on how the entire MNP process can be made faster, simpler and more foolproof for telecom subscribers.
TRAI slashes mobile number portability charges to Rs 4 per number after observing an increase in requests
Under the mobile number portability regime, subscribers can retain their existing mobile number while switching from one service provider to another.
Trai cuts mobile number portability rates by 79% to Rs 4 from Rs 19; telecom operators welcome the move
Mobile Number Portability or MNP allows telecom subscribers to retain their existing mobile number, even when they shift to another operator
With increasing volume of demand for Mobile Number Portability (MNP), TRAI has begun a consultation process to decrease the MNP charges.
To curb rejection of MNP requests, TRAI today proposed to enhance roll of MNP clearing house which will have all the details of subscribers
The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,194.58 million at the end of March 2017 to 1,198.89 million at the end of April 2017, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.36 percent, data released by the sector regulator showed here on Tuesday.
Reliance Jio has slammed incumbent operators Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone for allegedly refusing to help their mobile phone users port or switch to the new operator.
Bharti Airtel, Aircel and BSNL accounted for the highest number of violations related to mobile number portability (MNP) norms in the last three financial years.
National mobile number portability has been in the news for a while now. Although it isn’t a new concept to Indians, today the service extended across the country. In 2011, you could switch from one operator to another, albeit within the same telecom circle.
With the launch of nationwide mobile number portability (MNP) on 3 July, mobile users can retain their numbers despite changing states across the country, without incurring any roaming charges. customers can send a message to 1900 seeking change to another service provider and have to pay Rs 19 for the move.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had extended the deadline for nationwide mobile number portability in May. Operators in India are set to rollout nationwide mobile number portability tomorrow, July 3.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has asked mobile operators to obtain undertaking of ownership from subscribers seeking to port numbers and disconnect them if the information is found to be incorrect.
MNP requests increased from 142.98mn at the end of Dec 2014 to 146.54mn at the end of Jan 2015: Trai
The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 970.97 million at the end of December 2014 to 979.21 million at the end of January 2015
Mobile subscribers from May 3 will be able to port their numbers anywhere in the country while changing service providers, as telecom regulator Trai has amended the regulation on it.
The cumulative MNP requests increased from 135.86 million at the end of October, 2014, to 139.49 million at the end of November, 2014," data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) stated.