Nationwide Mobile Number Portability From May 3, 2015
Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India (TRAI) finally flagged off pan-India mobile number portability from May 3, 2015. Now users can port their numbers anywhere in the country while changing the existing service provider. This is all set to happen as TRAI has amended the regulation on it.
TRAI Announces Pan-India Mobile Number Portability
Currently, mobile number portability enables consumers to change their service provider only within a telecom circle if they want to retain their number. In most of the cases, circle is limited to the same state.
As Pan India MNP is going to be a reality now, consumers can port and retain their numbers anywhere in the country. For an instance, a Delhi based Airtel subscriber can port to Vodafone in Orissa without changing his number.
TRAI, in a statement, said:
Issued sixth amendment to the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulation, 2009, which will facilitate full Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in the country, with effect from May 3, 2015.
On November 3, 2014, Department of Telecom has issued amendments to MNP license agreement. The agreement stated that MNP should be functional across the country within a period of six months from the date of amendment of the licenses.
– Nationwide Mobile Number Portability From May 3