How to change my mobile network (Aircel, Airtel, Idea, TATA Indicom, TATA Docomo, MTS, BSNL)? | Change Mobile network operator

January 18th, 2011| How To.


How to change my mobile network (Aircel, Airtel, Idea, TATA Indicom, TATA Docomo, MTS, BSNL)? | Change Mobile network operator

More numbers of customers are switching from one mobile operator to the other owing to attractive offers. Youth will be the first to jump from one operator to the other. They don�t care much about the change of mobile number in this process. Those who are having the opinion that, change of number brings inconvenience, are not switching between different operators even though they are unsatisfied with their existing network. Now these people can also change their operator. Mobile Number Portability facility, which can be abbreviated as MNP, will be made available from 20th of January 2011. Customers will be having an opportunity to switch to a new mobile operator whenever they are dissatisfied with their existing ones and when the other mobile operators offer attractive plans suitable to the customers� need. Mobile phone number of the customer remains unchanged in this process. Customers of network limit can also change their mobile operator. CDMA subscribers can switch to GSM services and vice versa can also be possible.

There are more than seventy crores of mobile phone connections. Prepaid connections are more in number than the post paid connection. Almost all operators are offering life long prepaid connection for fewer prices only. Nowadays, with the introduction of dual SIM Cell phones, more numbers of subscribers are sticking on to one SIM permanently and changing the second SIM regularly by switching on to the new operators offering attractive plans. Subscribers will not have the necessity to continue with the existing operator for the purpose of having same number.

MNP for changing the mobile operator without phone number

Post paid and prepaid customers, who want to change their mobile operator, have to send SMS stating PORT <mobile number> to 1909. 8 digits unique porting code will be sent as reply message within short time. This will be valid for fifteen days. Subscribers need to go to the office of new mobile operator, submit their identity proof, address proof, color photo and unique portability code and pay Rs. 19. The new mobile operator will be checking the submitted documents and will be giving the new MNP SIM card. For post paid customers, Rs. 500 will be collected as adjustable deposit. It takes five days of time for the implementation of new network. Old SIM card will not work for two hours before the commencement of new network coverage. Afterwards, the subscriber will get in to the region of new network coverage. After choosing the new operator, one has to use the same network for 90 days. There after, they can switch again to other operators.

If the subscriber wants to be in the network of old operator, and if he or she has applied for switching to the new operator, the subscriber will have that chance for only 24 hours of time.

Better services and attractive plans can be expected from network operators

Lack of proper network coverage, call disconnections while talking, giving more connections than the capacity of the tower, and others are the issues turning problematic to the customers. With the introduction of mobile number portability, mobile network operators are trying to provide better services to their customers along with providing attractive offers in order to retain their customers. Mobile network operators have started toll free numbers for describing the procedure of entering in to their network, to the customers.

Toll free numbers
Idea cellular 1800 270 0000
Vodafone 1800 123 4567
Tata Docomo 1800 266 0000

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