Mobile Number Portability Process for Mobile Operators of India

MNP Telcom OperatorsMobile Number Portability allows to keep the same mobile number and change the operator.

And finally the dream of “Mobile Number Portability” (MNP) has come true, the move initiated by Department of Telecommunications (DoT) two years ago.

The deadline which missed couple of times owing to the differences between DoT and GSM Mobile Operators. Telecom Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal launched the service in Haryana on 25th Nov 2010. However for rest of India still have to wait till 20th Jan 2011 to avail the service.

Rules and Regulations regarding Mobile Number Portability:

  • Mobile subscribers has to to pay nominal fee (Rs 19/- in Haryana state) to switch between operators.
  • Post-paid subscriber has clear all dues before switching.
  • Pre-paid subscriber will loose all the remaining balance as it wont be carried forward.
  • The process will take maximum seven working days and the subscriber will be allowed to cancel his request to port within 24 hours.
  • Mobile service will be off for about 2-3 hrs during switching process.
  • Once ported, a subscriber will not be allowed to switch operators before 90 days.

Steps to follow for Mobile Number Portability (MNP):

  • Send an SMS to 1900 in following format: PORT 9822XXXXXX
    where 9822XXXXXX is your number.
  • You will get an SMS reply that contains a unique porting code from current subscriber.
  • Put request to new subscriber with this unique code which will remain valid for few days. One has to fill the application and submit all relevant documents again to new subscriber.

Number portability will be available from all the GSM Mobile operators of India which includes Vodafone, Airtel, IDEA, Aircell, Uninor, BSNL, Reliance, Videocon, and so on.

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145 Responses to “Mobile Number Portability Process for Mobile Operators of India”

  1. Ravikumar says:

    i would like to enter BSNL network from the Reliance can you tell me the procedure for that

  2. vallari says:

    I want to change my current idea no to vodafone,nd i stay in a hostel far from the city,so want to do the procedure,kindly gv m d instructions..asap..

  3. ravi says:

    Sir, I want to change my vodafone no. into BSNL. So can u tell me the process about this.

  4. mohit saxena says:

    yes we should try it as we will be able to identify each and every connection personally.
    just do it.

  5. mike says:

    bsnl s superb

  6. SACH says:

    Please Never Select UNINOR.

  7. Rakesh says:

    I want to change my no from airtel to vodafone. how can i do this pls tell me…
    Thank you.

  8. rajesh kumar suri says:

    I am the smart user and problem in deduct balance unnecessary and worst customer care .now i changed to AIRTEL service its really better then other service

  9. rajesh kumar suri says:

    i am the smart user and problem in deduct balance unnecessary and worst customer care .i changed to AIRTEL service its really better than other service

  10. SANJEEV M says:

    can i change my service provider from ap bsnl to any network of karnataka. if yes how

  11. uday says:

    Is there any possibility that changing of one state mobile network to other state using MNP

  12. Rincy says:

    how to change from idea to bsnl kerala

  13. Nikhil says:

    dude i hav experienced all the operators and hav noticed that vodafone is the best. Idea is my 2nd choise but it lacks in gprs and sms takes more charges against our requests. I would prefer u all to go with vodafone its d best trust me.

  14. Nikhil says:

    dude i hav experienced all the operators and hav noticed that vodafone is the best. Idea is my 2nd choise but it lacks in gprs and sms takes more charges against our requests. I would prefer u all to go with vodafone its d best trust me.bsnl is also not good.

  15. AS VELU says:

    I have send SMS how much time it will take to receive unique porting code

  16. sachin says:

    can i change my airtel postpaid into BSNL prepaid…?

  17. Rajendra Kumar Sharma says:

    Post Paid Connection Ko Change Karwane Me Pasine Chhoot Jate Hai.
    Pachhli Company Kabhi Bhi Bill Clear Ka Confirmation Nahi Deti.

  18. gnani says:

    im a airtel user its such a worst network dat when i switch of my mobile and when i switch it on im loosing 2 rupees like this ive lost 10rs in 4hrs because of my mobile fault can any1 help me in changing my network 2 vodaphone.dear frnds dont use airtel.

  19. Ketan Shejul says:

    IDEA is worst card unneccessary deduction of balance everytime.

  20. Susant says:

    I want to change my iDEA no. into Airtel. So can u tell me the process about this

  21. Balasubramani says:

    I lasted & ended up calling Airtel customer care several times since 2 months but every time the executive gives guarantee that the sim will be activated by end of day but still it has not been done. Their knowledge and level of service is pathetic.
    I also initiate a conference call with the 2nd level executive in Bangalore Customer care & the Airtel shop (Reach communications), Anna nagar, Chennai executive. Standing for 4 hours has gone waste. At last I went to another Airtel Shop in Purasawakkam, Chennai – submitted the form, all the required documents (proofs) & bought a SIM card. I’m still following up with Airtel team to get it activated. Still no go & no efforts.
    The number which I need to port from BSNL to Airtel is 94451 63595
    Please help in resolving the issue.
    R. Balasubramani
    Korattur, Chennai
    Contact No.: 98407 18458

  22. naresh says:

    i can change my BSNL prepaid in to TATADOCOMO prepaid….?

  23. shirish says:

    Hi friends, do you have any idea about idea? it is worst. they deduct balance unnecessarily and under phaltu reasons. dont use idea, sirji.

  24. gerard da cunha says:

    it has been 3 weeks that i paid for mobile portability from idea to vodafone. nothing has happened. Vodafone seems to be absolutely incompetent and callous

  25. Vinod says:

    I can change tata docomo to idea number

  26. Vinod says:

    Bad service tata docomo

  27. ravi says:

    Idea is notorious for deducting talktime by activating unnecessary services. I was fed up and ported to airtel.

  28. parimal das says:

    I want to change my vodafone number into airtel network. Be cause i am not satisfied in vodafone service. So give me the information how can change it.

  29. parimal das says:

    I have to complain against vodafone customer care. They dont solve my GPRS problem.

  30. aditiya says:

    change the connect tata indicom

  31. Nik says:

    Dear all


    dont use idea………………….

  32. Bhagwat Prasad says:

    I applied portability of my no. 9313789516 from reliance to vodafone. Surprise to see that after 10 days, neither vodafone connected to the no. and also reliance terminated the no. at the time of application. Since 8 days, I am without any communication. Voda Please look in if you feel HAPPY to HELP.

  33. Enemy of airtel says:

    Airtel is very very bad .

  34. ARYAN says:

    BSNL IS superb n reliance is ghatia

  35. Rakesh says:

    Hi frnds,Now i am using vodafone.They have deduct the balance unnecessary so i wanna migrate to other network. Please tell me which network providing good offers & better services..suggest me please….

  36. Bobby says:

    Sir I hv airtel sim. I face a lots of probs. By gprs and 2g. I many time talk wid costomer executive. But evry time he says the server is down. Soon it will be complet and u get best speed of 2g. But steel not done. And he stoped my contect wid customer care. I want to chang my network. Sir can u advise dat which netwrok is best for gprs and 2g. Waiting for replay…

  37. joginder paul khurana says:

    I had sent request from aircell to vodaphone whose services were hired on 11/03/11 on mobile no.9653920290 and vodaphone rejected for mobile no portability saying number is less than 90 days old. Vodaphone services at mall road contacted and they had advised their Head office correct positon and advise to do the needful done but again on 22.11.2011 again rejected with the plea that portability is rejected as number is not 90 days old.

  38. Hariom says:

    Hi Friend,
    Hope you are doing Great !!!
    i want to change network of my SIM card Vodafone to Idea .
    i send a request to 1900 and i receive Unique porting Code, Please let me know further step ASAP

  39. anand says:

    I want to change my airtel no. into idea. So can u tell me the process about this

  40. Ripudaman says:

    I want to change my no from airtel to vodafone. how can i do this pls tell me…
    Thank you.

  41. Raju says:

    i can change my MTS CDMA in to Airtel Gsm .? Plz tell me……………..

  42. kumar says:

    sir i want chenge vodafone to uninor nember plz tell me process

  43. raja says:

    Dont go for Airtel network such a cheating network all plans are costly.. go for any other nerworks guys

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  45. binay sharma says:

    i need to portability reliance gsm to airtel 8010699822

  46. Uttam says:

    I want chance compani airtel to idea.give me idea or suggetion

  47. VINOTH says:

    Dont select Vodafone, very poor.

  48. vicky says:

    help my dear friends
    to change my idea numberinto a reliance

    pleaseeee helllpppp meeee.

  49. madhuri says:

    sir i want to change my aircel network to bsnl so plz can u say me the procedure

  50. dipendra chahar says:

    sim port karne ke liye porting sms usi sim se karna h ya kisi bhi sim se kar sakte h?

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