The national MNP service, the earlier deadline for which was 3 May but got extended by two months as service providers were not ready, will also allow subscribers to change their operators without changing their numbers.
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 minister said that in 2004, BSNL made profits of Rs 10,000 crore, and its loss stood at Rs 7,500 crore in 2014 when the Modi government took over.
Telecom operators are likely to miss the deadline for roll out of full mobile number portability across the country from May 3 due to some technical issues, an industry body has said.
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.
Telecom regulator TRAI has issued draft regulations to facilitate full mobile number portability which is set to start from May 3.
The full or nationwide mobile number portability (MNP) will allow consumers to change service provider in any part of the country while retaining their existing number.
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.
Senior JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav has raised concerns about a software which enable one to make calls illegally by compromising the genuine mobile numbers and urged Home Ministry to launch a probe into the matter.
Nationwide or full MNP will allow mobile subscribers to shift their mobile service on to network of any telecom operator throughout the country while retaining same number.<br />
For the benefit of those who want to make this switch, here is a quick guide on MNP:
Telcom regulatory body TRAI now recommends that MNP (mobile number portability) should be fully implemented across the nation within six months...
As the rules are now, whenever a subscriber changes his circle, he needs to acquire a new mobile number of that circle, otherwise he will be under roaming, inviting higher call charges than a normal subscriber.
Mobile Number Portability, or MNP as it is commonly referred to, has been one of the most appreciated moves by the telecom industry in the recent past.