MNP ( Mobile Number Portability)
Mobile Number Portability is a facility which allows a subscriber to retain his mobile telephone number when he moves from one Service Provider to another or from one service area to another of the same Service provider within the country. It is a powerful tool in the hands of a subscriber. If a subscriber is not satisfied with services of his current operator, he can port his number to another service provider of his choice.
How to Port ?
A subscriber is required to obtain a UPC from his current service provider. For this send a message PORT <space> Mobile Number (Eg: PORT 7777777777 to 1900. Note down the UPC The UPC is valid for 15 days (30 days in case of J&K, NE & Assam Service Areas).
Porting Elibigility ?
1) Make sure that you are with your current operator for at least 90 days from the date of activation of your mobile connection with your current operator. If already ported, next porting can be done only after 90 days from the previous porting.
2) For Corporate/Company connections a NOC is required, duly signed and stamped on the company letterhead by the authorized signatory of the company along with the other documents and porting charges of each number would be applicable.
3) Post-Paid subscriber needs to submit a paid copy of the last bill along with Porting Form and CAF.
4) Apply for porting with your new service provider within the validity of UPC code, i.e., 15 days for all service areas except J&K, NE & Assam Service Areas where it will be valid for 30 days.
TRAI is Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Its main purpose is to regulate telecommunication services, adjudicate disputes, dispose appeals and protect the interest of the service providers as well as consumers.
If you are not getting proper response from the service providers after PORT given , check the status of your request online,take a screenshot and send it to TRAI officials by email. You will get your issues solved in days time.