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Mobile Number Portability New Rule from December 2019 || How to Port Mobile number? || Charges for MNP?


Mobile number portability rule has been changed from December 2019. Today TRAI(Telecom regulatory authority of India) has introduced new guidelines related to mobile number portability . Now you can switch to any network withing 3 to 5 days. Before this guidelines switching to one network to another it was little complicated and waiting time was about 15 day which was irritating and could hamper some important work. Now with the effect of new guidelines mobile number portability will become easy.

Lets us look at the process of mobile number portability step by step.

How to Port ?

  • Suppose if you are using Jio, Airtel or any other operator and want to switch to different one the first you will need a unique porting code. 
  • For this you only need to send a SMS from current operator.
  • Write PORT and then give a space and write your mobile number and send it to 1900.
           eg:-  PORT 94XXXXXXXX  and send it to 1900.
  • Now you receive a unique porting code by SMS.
  • Next you will need to go to the nearest service center of the desired operator. For example if you want to switch from Jio to Airtel then you will need to visit Airtel service center.
  • Here you will need to confirm your ID and will have to fill a porting form where you will need to write  Unique Porting Code received by SMS.
  • According to TRAI new operator will charge you about Rs.7 for porting and your desired recharge plan amount. With this service center will give you a new SIM Card of their company.
  • Now if you are porting to same circle then waiting time will be 3 days but for different circle waiting time will be 5 days. ( In Jammu & Kashmir and North east region like Assam, Tripura and others still you will have to wait for 15 days for porting.)  
  • You can now cancel you porting request by sending SMS to your current operator.
           Write CANCEL space your mobile number and send it to 1900.

            eg:- CANCEL 94XXXXXXXX  and send it to 1900.

Eligibility Criteria for Porting :-

  • You must have completed 90 days in current network.
  • For Postpaid users you will have to pay your all old bill.

Some Doubt related to Mobile Number Portability :-


Can I port my Number to one state to another state like Bihar/Jharkhand to West bengal or Utter Pradesh to Gujarat?

Yes you can switch it to any state or any circle in all over India but If you switch to one circle to another circle only waiting time will increase. In same circle you will have to wait for 3 days but in different circle you will have to wait for 5 days.

Is there any Charges for Porting?

Yes there is Rs.6.46 charges for MNP.

How long it takes to port to Airtel?

In same circle 3 days and different circle 5 days.

Will balance be transferred in MNP?

No, Your balance will not be transferred in MNP. So before porting you Prepaid SIM card first ensure that you have used your all current balance because you will lose your current operator balance in MNP.

How many times mobile portability can be done?

You can port your mobile number every time you complete 90 days of activation. Once you complete 90 days you an switch to any network any number of times.

Can a phone company refuse to port your number?

No , Network companies can't refuse to port your number.

Can MNP be cancelled?

Yes, MNP can be cancelled by sending and SMS  CANCEL spce your mobile number  to 1900.

Can We Port Airtel to Jio?

Yes, You can port any operator to any operator by following above steps.

How can I port my SIM?

Just Following above steps you can port your SIM to any desired network.

Is MNP possible before 90 days?

No, yo can't port before 90 days.

Can I port back to my old Network?

Yes you can port back to your old network but for this you will have to wait for 90 days.

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Mobile Number Portability New Rule from December 2019 || How to Port Mobile number? || Charges for MNP?

Mobile number portability rule has been changed from December 2019 . Today TRAI(Telecom regulatory authority of India) has introduced ne...