Switching mobile network operators can be a stressful process. But it’s not that difficult to do, as long as you know how to go about the process. In this guide, we’ll show you exactly how to switch mobile network operators and keep your number the whole time with the help of MNP.
Things to keep in mind before porting your mobile number
- Clear all your pending dues with current operator (if you have a post-paid mobile connection). It is super important before porting.
- As per government regulations; if you are porting-in within same telecom circle, the number will be activated within 3 working days after successful validation.
- For porting-in to other telecom circle, it will take upto 5 working days.
- Port in requests from Jammu & Kashmir, Assam & North East customers will be processed within 15 working days. Your services will not be interrupted in the intervening period.
How to port your mobile number to another network
To port your mobile number to another network you just need to follow the simple steps listed below. Choose the Mobile network provider you wish to port your number to
Send the following text message with your current mobile number – PORT followed by your 10-digit mobile number to TRAI‘s central number for mobile number portability – 1900 for example : ‘PORT 70xxxxxx71’
Now you have to visit your nearest operator store and ask them to port your mobile number.
The mobile operator will Guide into the full processor and may charge you money depending on the operator.
Once you are done with the necessary formalities, obtain your SIM card from the new service provider.
It usually takes 7 – 9 business days to complete your registration. If you are in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam it might take 15 – 18 business days. You can also check the status of you MNP request by visiting the below links
How to withdraw your porting request
You can also withdraw your porting request if you change your mind. You need to send message within 24 hours of submitting porting request. To cancel the port request, SMS ‘CANCEL’ followed by a space and the ten-digit mobile number to 1900. After a while you will get message saying porting request is cancelled.
How to port your mobile number online
If you have trouble visiting local stores you can port your mobile number online too. I have listed few articles on how to port your mobile number online. You can visit the links and know more.