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. akhil says:

    i want change my vodafone to bsnl gsm so pls inform procedure

  2. Prasanth.Adima says:


  3. sumanta says:

    can i change my VODAFONE prepaid into uninor prepaid….?

  4. Ankita says:

    i want to port my reliance number in idea or vodaphone….
    plz tell me which is best??? idea or vodaphone????
    n whats the procedure of port????


    i sent my portability to idea from reliance,what is the progress?

  6. jilson says:

    never ever use AIRTEL ……

  7. Bharath says:

    I wanted to do away with Airtel and thanks, I was able to change to bsnl. Thanks !! now I have gotten rid of Airtel. Airtel sucks…

  8. Santhilatha says:

    don’t go for airtel network. airtel follows unethical business prcactice and cheating customers by mean of selling the customer data for call centers for making money. if we make complaints on receiving business promotion calls and sms after registered DND as per TRAI regulations, thjey will blame the customers saying that we should not print our number in the visiting card etc.

  9. Santhilatha says:

    I had already send sms for porting from airtel to tata docomo. but the date was expires on 21/4/12. can i submit the documents now using the same id number.

  10. Vipin says:

    Never Ever use Airtel…

  11. Manisha says:

    i want to port my hutch number in idea….
    whats the procedure of port????

  12. saikiran says:

    never use idea.bakwas n/w

  13. idea (UP) says:

    idea (haryana) to idea(UP) portability is possible

  14. Gangadharan says:

    I want postible to my vodafone number to bsnl Please informe the procedure

  15. shakti singh says:

    how to come back to same previous company??
    if , once it was port

  16. amjad ali says:

    hi this is amjad i have change my mobile no vodafone to idea
    plz tell me how to change

  17. Anoop says:

    Pls Dont select idea… I am suffering……

  18. MANISHA.. says:

    hi..I want to port my reliance number in vodafone…what the procedure of port…..?

  19. vineet kumar says:

    kindly sir i want protability bsnl to vodafone tell me.

  20. rajesh kumar says:

    I want to change my aircel number in vodafone. please tell me process.

  21. prasad.k.v says:

    i want to change my idea number to bsnl . can u help me by giving the procedure for that?

  22. prasad.k.v says:

    which connection is more fast for data usage ?

  23. Ashish Rana says:

    Hi, I want to PORT my reliance number in Uninor

  24. santhsoh says:

    don’t change to idea they are not good

  25. naveen babu says:

    Hi ths is naveen babu,
    my mobile numbr:09849326105,
    bcoz of poor airtel signal in my area.i want to change frm airtel to idea.
    can u plz tell the network code..

  26. DEEPAK says:

    I want to port my tata indicom puna number change to mumbai in idea….
    whats the procedure of port????

  27. sumit says:

    idea is better than vodafone………..idea is very good in bihar & jharkhand

  28. aaditi says:

    I want to switch airtel(mh) to reliance (mh)
    what is the processor and how much i have to pay for that.

  29. venu says:

    Never use AIRTEL pre paid……. do u know since 1 year am trying to reach customer service regarding my issue. still couldn’t able to reach them.. seems there is no option to speak to customer service….

  30. Mally says:

    how long it takes to change from bsnl to airtel(activation)?

  31. Darpan says:

    I want to know that what are the schems if I port my number from pre to postpaid of vodafone.

  32. angelina says:

    my uninor number is closed so want portability in idea so what to do

  33. Krishnadev shukla says:

    I want to port my reliance in BSNL .pl tell me all process.

  34. zulekha says:

    Mobile no. portbility complaint
    I have submitted request toport in from uninor ( to BSNL on 15 mar 2013 but not port till day.

  35. ashok says:

    aditi pls give me your number i will tell me

  36. rajput hetal says:

    hi i’m change my number portanility reliance prepaid to uninor prepaid tell me about process.

  37. krishna says:

    Never ever use airtel 3g dongle..they never give 3g speed…its down speed is not more than 18kbps….never ever believe in airtel

  38. chirag parmar says:

    I want to change portability Vodafone in bsnl

  39. amika says:

    How will i give the fee of rs 19 as mentioned portability charges for uninor

  40. Wilson says:

    I want to port my Uninor number to Bsnl please intimate steps.

  41. Upnesh kumar says:

    Bsnl is the very very uselees

  42. ravi says:

    want to port my idea in BSNL .pl tell me all process.

  43. yashmani says:

    i want to change frm mtnl to vodafone

  44. Praduman kumar rao says:

    mai apna mobile no.8528637064 vidiocon ka hai esko mai bsnl me krana chahta hoo, mujhe upay btaye aasan trike se.

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