Mobile Number Portability

  • Mobile number portability touches 100 million mark: TRAI May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of subscribers who have availed mobile number portability (MNP) has reached the 100 million-mark, data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said. MNP was introduced on Jan 20, 2011 in the country allowing mobile phone users to retain their mobile number even when moving...
  • TRAI recommends full number portability within 6 months September 25, 2013

    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. ...
  • Nationwide Mobile Number Portability by Feb: Sibal December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday said nationwide Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is expected to be rolled out by February 2013, which will allow users to retain their numbers even if they move from one state to another. "For the timely implementation of the National Telecom Policy (NTP)...
  • TRAI to fine operators for contravening MNP rules September 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Wednesday said it will levy financial disincentives on operators for contravention of mobile number portability (MNP) regulations ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000. "In order to ensure compliance of MNP regulations by access providers, the authority has decided to amend the...
  • Cabinet may discuss National Telecom Policy today May 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The government is likely to take final decision on Thursday on the National Telecom Policy, which if approved will pave the way for abolishing of roaming charges and allowing users to use retain the same number across the country. "NTP is part of Cabinet's meeting agenda tomorrow (Thursday). We...
  • Think before opting for Mobile Number Portability February 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the apex body which looks after telecom services in the country, has asked telecom operators not to entertain pleas from customers to withdraw requests to change operators under the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) scheme. Before this guideline, any customer has the option to...
  • Bharti, Vodafone under TRAI scanner over MNP December 14, 2011

    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 know...
  • Vodafone's MNP rejections not in compliance: TRAI November 5, 2011

    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 February 3, 2011

    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 11...
  • MNP not to show much impact on telecom operators January 26, 2011

    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 portability...
  • 58 pc want to switch mobile operators. The rest? May 19, 2011

    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 top...
  • Subscribers happy post-MNP launch January 20, 2011

    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 one...
  • Mobile number portability a reality now January 21, 2011

    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 your...
  • DoT may proceed to cancel new licences January 6, 2011

    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 Minister...
  • Mobile number portability from November October 27, 2010

    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 on...
  • India to have mobile number portability from Dec 31 November 20, 2009

    New Delhi: India will introduce mobile number portability on December 31, a move that could further intensify the stiff competition in the world's fastest-growing wireless market and push call charges lower. Mobile Number Portability (MNP), which allows users to retain their number even if they switch operators, will be...
  • Mobile number portability plan extended to Dec 31 September 3, 2009

    New Delhi: The wait for number portability, which will enable subscribers to switch telecom operators without getting their phone numbers changed, has got longer with the Government on Thursday extending the implementation deadline from September 20 to December 31. "The implementation of first phase of the mobile number portability (MNP), in...