Prepaid Postpaid Number Portability Procedure in India. Mobile number portability is a facility that enables a user to change user’s network provider without having to change user’s mobile number. In India, Mobile number portability started from 20-01-2011. In India, Number portability is only allowed in the circle only (Within a State) that means it is not allowed nation-wide. However, one can port ones number form GSM to CDMA and vice-versa and between pre-paid & post-paid options but that too within the circle only.
Prepaid Postpaid Number Portability Procedure in India
The master database for Mobile number portability in India is managed by third party firms like Syniverse for Zone-1 and Telcordia for Zone -2. There is one restriction for Mobile number portability that you cannot switch to another network operator until you have completed a 90 days period with your current network operator.
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Steps to be implemented to port your number:
Step 1: Firstly, Write a message stating PORT <Space> < Mobile Number> and then send it to 1900. After doing that you will receive an 8-digit alpha-numeric Unique Porting Code (UPC) from 1901. This Unique porting Code is valid for 15 days.
Step 2: After receiving the UPC, just go to the office of the network operator that you want to switch to. Fill a form and give them 19 Rs. And Unique Porting Code. And also furnish your personal details like Identity proof, Address Proof and Passport size photographs.
Step 3: The Network Operator will hand over you an empty SIM, after the document submission and payment. And then within one day you will receive a message to confirm porting.
Step 4: Once you confirm the porting, then within next 7 days changes will be done.
Step 5: Finally, you will get a SMS from your operator with porting time and date.
Step 6: Now insert the new SIM into your phone and you are done with the procedure.
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