Telcos roll out Mobile Number Portability across the country

Friday, Jul 3, 2015,17:31 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Telecom operators Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance Communications including state-owned BSNL and MTNL today rolled out the full mobile number portability (MNP) which will allow customers to retain their numbers across the country.
The national MNP service will facilitate customers to carry their existing mobile number from one telecom circle to anotherĀ  and choose the operator of their choice without changing their numbers.
The largest telecom operator Airtel said its customers can enjoy special offers like processing requests to port within Airtel’s network within 24 hours and free incoming on roaming until the portability request is processed.
Customers looking for the convenience of retaining their existing number at the new location can avail the benefits of national MNP service, Vodafone said in a statement.
Idea Cellular said it has enabled its network to roll out the DoT mandated national MNP services for mobile users across the country.
Idea has been the MNP leader with over 14 million net gain of customers so far, through intra circle MNP services. The company is now ready to enable national MNP by allowing its own users to retain their numbers even if they move out of a circle and also take on new customers who wish to switch to Idea network from their current service provider, Idea said.