People on the go, here’s a good news for you! It is announced and it is official that now any one can change their mobile number operator to any operator in India without changing their number. Mobile number portability will be implemented by the Government from 3 May, 2015 in India.
“The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has issued the sixth amendment to the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulation, 2009, which will facilitate Full MNP [nationwide portability] with effect from May 3,” said the regulator.
The Department of Telecom is seeking TRAI’s view on adding additional entry fee, performance bank guarantee and financial bank guarantee to be charged from existing MNP service providers.
There are special rules which will be applied to post-paid users who like to keep their contact numbers nationwide. In case a post-paid user ports his number which has an outstanding bill on it, the mobile service provider will have to raise the bill within 30 days and this amount will be charged on the new subscribed network. If a user delays to pay the bill by 15 days, the out-going on the number will be barred and if the user doesn’t pay the bill for further 15 days, the number will be disconnected.