Are you guys facing anyone of the under listed problems and worried to change your mobile service provider:-
- Poor network coverage
- Bad subscription plans
- High roaming charges
- Unsatisfactory customer service
- Increased phone bills due to hidden costs
Now you don’t need to as mobile number portability is here. It is a process in which the users can retain their mobile numbers while changing the service provider from one network to the other.
Before telling you about the process of getting the MNP done let me quickly list out some benefits of it. These are all enlisted from different experiences of people who have undergone through the MNP process.
- With MNP, you are free to move your number from one network to another network, avoiding the inconvenience of having to inform all your contacts of your new number.
- Many providers have introductory offers, such as free SMS or talk time to entice you to switch from a rival network. Don’t be misled by such offers. Instead consider what will be more rewarding in the longer term.
- According to the reports, Vodafone Essar has set up a customer care cell especially for customers joining or leaving, on account of MNP. You may now find providers offering better customer care and plans. Try taking advantage of this to get any grievances you may have with your existing network sorted out.
Now let’s chalk out the process of mobile number portability. In real sense it’s very easy and cool. You just need to sequentially follow the 7 quick steps given below.
- Get your unique porting code (UPC) by sending the word PORT, followed by you mobile number via SMS to 1900. Example: PORT 9123XXXXXX.
- You will receive your UPC (an eight digit alpha-numeric code) and a valid time frame for the UPC.
- The switch involves completing the necessary formalities with the new service provider. In addition to the UPC, you will have to provide your address, ID proof, photograph and your completed Mobile Number Portability form.
- Most service providers charge a nominal fee for the process. However some, such as BSNL have advertised free porting.
- Once you have submitted the MNP form to the new operator (post-paid subscribers will be asked to submit a copy of their latest bill too), your account with the old service provider will be deactivated.
- You will receive a text from your new service provider, informing you when your number will go through a no-service period. This won’t be longer than a couple of hours, but the entire process will take seven days.
- Once the switch is complete, you will receive a SMS from your new service provider.
Work out which services you use most every month to help you pick the plan that suits you the best and saves you money. We tried this on Delhi and changed the number from Reliance to Vodafone and it took 7 days to complete the changes . Till 7 days(it will depend upon the Telecom operator) you have to use your old sim and after that you will see that there isn’t any network coming in the old sim and then you need to use the new sim which you have been issued by the new service provider .
Is this really cool ?
It gives you choice of the provider ,so if you faced any problem with your old service provider you should change the service provider . Most of the times people change service providers to get better network signal or sometimes to get better data plans and better call plans . So, go for it you are frustrated with high call rates or poor signal .