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How to Change My Network (MNP) India

Ah! Atlast we got an option now to change our mobile operator without changing mobile number.  Both prepaid and postpaid mobile tele-users have the facility to switch to other favourable tele-operators.The much awaited Mobile Number Portability (MNP) will be operational in India from Today (Thursday, Jan 20). The MNP scheme was launched first in Haryana in Nov 2010 and now all set to be implemented in all around the country.

How to switch:

  • The subscriber, who likes to avail this service, need to send a SMS from his mobile to 1900.
  • Once the customer sends SMS, he will be receiving a unique porting code from the current service provider.
  • Then he need to fill the application in a particular format and mention the new service provider, the customer would like to subscribe for.
  • The new service provider will collect the information about the user from the current operator. A time period of seven days will be taken for the complete transfer of mobile number to the network of the new mobile  operator.
  • As a transformation charge for the new operator the subscriber has to pay the amount of Rs 19.
  • Exception:

    The time period of transferring the MNP in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and North East service areas will be 15 days but not 7 days.

    Restrictions and limitations:

    • The only restriction is that you can change your operator without changing your number only within your current service area.
    • Suppose a subscriber, who is using a Mumbai number, can not switch to an operator in Bangalore. The subscriber can only change his/her operator within Mumbai only.

    Here are the detailed instructions from TRAI ( Telecom Regulatory Authority India)


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