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How to port your Mobile number to another service provider?

Mobile number portability

Mobile number portability (MNP) allows mobile phone users to retain their mobile number when changing from one mobile network operator to others. This helps in Keeping your existing mobile phone number when changing networks.


For example if you are using a mobile connection of TATA DOCOMO and you want you change the service provifer to BSNL or any other providers like AIRTEL,IDEA,VODAFONE etc, you can use the facility of Mobile Number Portability.
This was launched through out India on January 20 2011 and implemented by all the telecom network operators . This facility more and more convenience to GSM/CDMA customers

To Avail this facility you have to send an SMS to the number 1900 in the following format


SMS PORT Your_Mobile_Number to 1900

Ex: SMS PORT 92XXXXXXXX to 1900

After sending SMS to 1900, you will receive the Unique Porting Code (UPC) as SMS from 1901 . This will be an Eight digit alpha-numeric UPC and the code expiry date in MM/DD/YYYY format. The UPC will be valid timm the given expiry date.

With this Unique Porting Code visit the New Service provider's customer care center and provide Your Mobile number, Current Service provider's name and Unique Porting Code.

Fill in the Application form and submit Your ID proofs, Address proofs and 2 self attested passport sized photgraphs.

Your new SIM card will be issued with in a week, Collect it from the Customer care center.


Your new service provider will send you an SMS telling you the day when your number will be transferred. You can use the service of the old provider till that day. Just insert Your NEW SIM Card on the mentioned day and use. It will take a week for completing porting process.

Ane now Your old mobile Number will be using a New Network provider's service.

Steps to move your mobile number to some of the major Mobile Network service providers

Service ProviderMNP FAQ Url
AIRCELhttp://www.mobilenumberporting.in/ar
AIRTELhttp://www.airtel.in/airtel-MNP/switching_to_airtel.html
TATA DOCOMOhttp://www.tatadocomo.com/mobile-number-portability.aspx
BSNLhttp://www.bsnlteleservices.com/2012/10/bsnl-mobile-number-portability-mnp.html
IDEAhttp://www.mobilenumberporting.in/id
VODAFONEhttps://www.vodafone.in/mnp/pages/what_is_mnp.aspx
MTShttp://www.mtsindia.in/andhra-pradesh/mnp-guideline.html
SPICEhttp://www.mobilenumberporting.in/sp
RELIANCEhttp://www.rcom.co.in/Rcom/personal/customercare/mnp.html
VIRGINhttp://www.mobilenumberporting.in/vi
FOR ALLhttp://www.mnp.in/mobile-number-portability/

You can also receive this UPC by following the instructions given in www.mnp.in
http://www.mnp.in/mobile-number-portability/.

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