Over 100 million MNP requests served till August 2013: TRAI

By | October 26, 2013

MNP or Mobile Number Portability was introduced in India on 1st of January, 2012. Initially MNP’s adoption was quite slow but latest TRAI numbers are quite encouraging.

What is MNP or Mobile Number Portability?

It is a service through which you can get rid of your current mobile operator by paying a nominal fee of Rs.19. You just simply need to send a SMS “<PORT><SPACE><Your 10 Digit Mobile Number> to 1900 and will receive your Unique Porting Code or UPC as reply. This UPC then needs to be provided to your new Operator by filling it in CAF. However currently there in only intra-circle portability. Inter-circle portability will be implemented once roaming becomes free nationwide.

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As per the latest TRAI data over 100 million unhappy mobile subscribers have changed their mobile operator by August end using Mobile number poertability. Karnatka with over 11.65 subscribers choosing to port out is leading the pack, while Andhra Pradesh is a close second with 9.08 million subscribers choosing to switch over to new service provider using MNP.

In North Zone Rajasthan leads the pack with over 9.85 million people choosing to port out, followed by Gujrat at 8.67 million subscribers.

Service Zone wise Break up of MNP as of August, 2013

ZONE 1

ZONE 2

Service Area

Porting Requests (in Millions)

Service Area

Porting Requests (in Millions)

Delhi

3545211 

 Andhra Pradesh

9084451 

Gujrat

8671557 

 Assam

 376621

Himachal Pradesh

 359632

 Karnatka

 11645797

Haryana

 3691591

 Kerala

4038344 

J&K

 17717

 Kolkata

2202315

Maharashtra

 8133402

 Madhya Pradesh

 5761924

Mumbai

3900999 

 North East

 173115

Punjab

3361790 

 Orissa

 2141841

Rajasthan

9856116 

 Tamil Nadu

 5908762

Uttar Pradesh-East

 5806471

West Bengal 

 3617610

Uttar Pradesh-West

 5665977

 Bihar

2235097 

Total

53010163 

Total 

47185877 

Source: TRAI

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