Full MNP will enable subscribers to transfer their mobile numbers to any new city or locality across the country and use it as local number from today. So far, the facility was available only within a telecom circle or service area.
Mobile users can now retain their numbers despite changing states/circles across the country, without incurring any roaming charges with the launch of nationwide mobile number portability (MNP) on Friday.
Mobile users will be able to retain their numbers across the country with all operators gearing to launch the full Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service Friday to meet a deadline set by the government.
Starting Friday, the nationwide mobile number portability (MNP) has become a reality with mobile operators Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and others rolling out the policy that will allow customers to retain their existing numbers across the country while they can change their service provider.
To avoid last minute rush, TRAI has asked all subscribers of Loop Mobile to avail the facility of mobile number portability to shift to other operators' networks at least a week before November 29, after which the Mumbai-based firm will not be able to offer telecom services.
Government has asked telecom firms to implement full mobile number portability by May 3, a move that will enable subscribers to retain their numbers when they shift to other states or licensed service areas.