Mobile Number Portability

  • TRAI recommends full number portability within 6 months 25-09-2013 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI recommended that MNP be fully implemented across the country within six months to allow subscribers to retain their numbers even when they shift from one service area to another. Presently, Mobile Number Portability is available only within the subscribers' service area. When MNP is implemented...
  • Bharti, Vodafone under TRAI scanner over MNP 14-12-2011 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: Two leading telecom firms, Bharti and Vodafone, have come under the scanner of regulator Trai for violating Mobile Number Portability (MNP) norms. Trai had issued showcause notices to the firms seeking information based on complaints from subscribers that their requests for MNP had been rejected, sources in the...
  • Vodafone's MNP rejections not in compliance: TRAI 05-11-2011 02:13 PM

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has noticed that Vodafone has rejected mobile number portability request of many of its subscribers for reasons that are not justified. "Majority of porting rejections have been primarily of the ground of contractual obligation; however, customers complained that they did not...
  • Eleven lakh mobile subscribers opt for MNP 03-02-2011 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: Within a fortnight of Mobile Number Portability becoming available, more than 11 lakh mobile subscribers have opted for the facility, that allows users to change their service provider while retaining the number. "According to daily MNP figure reported by telecom service providers, there has been request from over...
  • MNP not to show much impact on telecom operators 26-01-2011 09:52 AM

    New Delhi: The MNP services, via which the customer can retain the number even after changing its service provider, was expected to shake up the telephony market, but now industry leaders are recognising that this may not happen, says a study. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched the nation-wide mobile number...
  • 58 pc want to switch mobile operators. The rest? 21-01-2011 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: A majority of consumers are unhappy with their current mobile service provider and want to switch, that's what the Swayam-numvar survey conducted by IBNLive discovered. Mobile number portability (MNP) was finally launched across the country after a long wait on January 21 and telecom companies have hit the...
  • Subscribers happy post-MNP launch 20-01-2011 08:45 PM

    New Delhi: The customers are a happy lot post the nation-wide launch of mobile number portability (MNP) on Thursday -- a scheme that allows subscribers to switch operators without changing their existing number. "I am happy that the scheme is finally here. I have been using Idea for the past...
  • Mobile number portability a reality now 20-01-2011 07:03 AM

    New Delhi: After years of delays, Mobile Number Portability (MNP) will finally be available all over India from January 20. Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said, "We're very happy that we are going to launch it nationally tomorrow. It's a great step forward for the consumer. It enhances his choice." Dump...
  • DoT may proceed to cancel new licences 06-01-2011 06:19 PM

    New Delhi: Several new telecom operators are likely to take more than 104 weeks time given to roll out services which may prompt the Department of Telecom (DoT) to issue show-cause notices for cancellation of licences soon. The DoT is looking at licences, issued in January 2008 by former Telecom...
  • Mobile number portability from November 27-10-2010 10:26 AM

    New Delhi: After missing three deadlines, mobile number portability (MNP), which allows subscribers to retain numbers even after changing service operators, will be rolled out in November, Telecom Minister A Raja said. "November 1 onwards, MNP would be operational partially... First, we wanted to inaugurate in Haryana," Raja told reporters...