Mobile Number Portability Delayed Again, to November 25 This Time

Written By Sam on 3 November 2010

Just when hopes were up and users were looking forward to the Mobile Number Portability option, there comes another push back in the dates of the service being put on floor. Subscribers in Haryana were expecting the service to be up and running on November 1, which now has been scheduled to November 25, 2010. Though there is at least the surety that they do have a fixed date of delivery rather than an open-ended delay.

According to the DoT, operators’ networks have been tested and stand ready to support the service. The only operator lagging behind when the government revealed the status in the Parliament last August was MTNL. The government, however, is reported to be all set now to start advertising the service.

Interested users can apply for this service by sending an SMS from their number to 1900. Their existing service providers will respond with a ‘unique porting code’ which the user will apply with to the new service provider in their area. In this way, the user will be able to switch service providers while keeping their number intact. The Deccan Chronicle reports that this process of conversion will come at a cost of no more then Rs 19 to the user.

With constant updates in the launch dates for this service, there is a bit of uncertainty about whether it will be rolled out by November 25 as well. However, users awaiting the service eagerly can only hope that this be so without any further delays.

One Response to “Mobile Number Portability Delayed Again, to November 25 This Time”

  1. they are keeping it delaying for their own profits:) A raja a Hillarious man!!!

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