Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How To Change Mobile Network Operator Using MNP Service

First of all, those who don’t know yet about MNP Service, I want to tell them that MNP is Mobile Number Portability. By using this service users can change their operator by retaining the existing mobile number. So if you’re not satisfy with your current mobile network operator you can switch to another mobile operator but you can keep your existing mobile number. After a year delay, the communication minister Kapil Shah has finally launched MNP service in India. It is only available in Rohtak district of Haryana yet. But by the end of December, it will be available in other parts of the country.

You can switch to new operator for just Rs 19. Isn’t it great? Here’s how.

How to change your operator using MNP service? 
  1. You just have to send a SMS ‘PORT YOUR-NUMBER’ to 1900. For eg: If your number is 9999900000, then you send ‘PORT 9999900000’ to 1900. 
  2. Within few seconds, you’ll receive a SMS containing your 8-digit Unique Porting ID (UPC code) and the expiry date of that Porting ID.
  3. Note that Porting ID and walk into any of retail outlets of your new mobile operator. Don’t forget to carry your documents like Identity Card and a passport size photo with you.
  4. Get a new SIM card of your new mobile operator. Fill the application form/Number Porting form and enter your details like your current number and 8-digit Porting ID in the form along with your documents and submit it. Post paid users have to submit the last bill of your current operator. It costs you Rs 19.
  5. It may take maximum 48 hours to transfer your mobile number to new mobile network operator. Your cell number will be switched off for only one hour and this will be informed in advance during switching process. Your new operator will send a sms telling you the day when your number will be transferred. Just insert your new sim card that day and get started. 
  • Before using MNP service, make sure that you have completed a period of 3 months with your current operator otherwise you won’t be able to switch to new operator. It means you have to wait for at least 90 days before you can change your mobile network operator again. 
  • For Postpaid users all the bills after switching will be payable to your new service provider. For prepaid, it will be better if you cleared all outstanding payments of your current operator. 
  • You can shift from GSM to CDMA and vice versa but you can’t shift from one state to another.
  • Shifting is allowed only between mobile numbers, shifting from a landline phone is not allowed.
Now all the mobile network operators are confident of attracting new users. They all are promoting their brands by showing new advertisements on TV and banners about MNP service and how will they get benefit using their services. Also they are giving attractive offers when you switch to their network. BSNL has offered that if users will switch to BSNL then users will get additional 100 minutes talk-time and 1 month GPRS free of cost. Of course other companies will offer new attractive schemes to increase user count.

So if you want to dumb your current operator, you can switch to another operator and keep your existing mobile number using MNP service. Simply use the above 5 steps.

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