Are you cell phone user unhappy about your service provider, and not being able to switch to another provider because you don’t want to loose your current cell phone number? Well, you should be able to switch to another service provider without any cell phone number change by Mid of next year, at least in metros.
The Government of India has finalized the the road map for the introduction of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) that will give mobile phone users the freedom to choose their service provider while retaining their numbers. In November 2007, the minister had announced the decision to introduce MNP, and the modalities have now been finalized with suggestions from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
ET reports that this would get implemented by the summer of 2009 in a few circles. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will select a few centralized operators, Mobile Number Portability Clearing House Administrator (MCHAs), to setup Number Portability Database (NPDB), administer and implement the MNP service.
The Number Portability Database will have the mobile numbers of all mobile users. All mobile service providers will then link their networks with that of the MCHAs and NPDB.
It is real good piece of information which is available for customers. MNP in India is a real boon to our customers and it is a real freedom for choice.
Thanks for providing this info.
I have a aircel gsm sim and change service to BSNL GIVE SUGGESTION
MNP KE BAAD KYA HUM SIRF NETWORK CHANGE KARSAKTEIN HAI YA PHIR HANDSET BHI CHANG KARSAKTEIN HAIN
I am using Reliance CDMA since 6 years & cannot change my number as had been circulated to all my personal & professional contacts.I need to convert from CDMA to GSM as its difficult get high end mobiles in CDMA.
Pl suggest !!
ALL YOU , GUYS AND ITS A GR8 NEWS ,,,,
CONFIRMED BY DISSCUSSION WITH TRAI, THE NUMBER CAN BE SWITCHED OVER FROM CDMA SERVICE TO GSM OR fROM ANY GSM sERVICE TO CDMA..
HIP HIP HURRY!!! THIS NEW YEAR WIL BE ROCKING
i have a reliance cdma cellphone.after govt.implements porting in india on 1st jan 2010 will i be able to port cdma to gsm as well.as i want to have a high end phone with atleast 5 mega pixel camera which is not available in india in cdma atleast.but it is only available in gsm.kindly put some light in this regards,
Eagerly awaiting the date when the mobile number portablity will be lauched in chennai?
Can i get confirmed date, becasue it is keep delaying.
Game Changer: Mobile Number Portability
i have a reliance cdma connection in mumbai. when mnp comes in to effect,
can i transfer my number to gsm operators or only to other cdma operators.
– same way gsm connection can be transfereed to cdma ?
can you tell whether this number portability allows CDMA numbers(like tata ,reliance) to be ported to GSM providers(LIKE AIRTEL,MTNL)