What is Mobile Number Portability?
Mobile Number Portability is a process that helps mobile telephone users to retain their mobile telephone numbers when changing from one mobile network carrier to another.
How Do I Port my Number?
Follow Below mentioned Simple Steps for Mobile Number Portability.
Visit the website of the service provider (E.g. Airtel/Vodaphone) on which you want to move from your existing Network.
Enter the required details like your Name, Contact Number and City.
Once you enter and submit your details then you will get an option for SIM Delivery. Where you can select the Day and the slot when you want your SIM to be delivered.
Also, In the case of Airtel and Vodaphone, you no need to visit their stores. You can just Port a number at your convenience in easy steps after visiting their websites.
Note : That you need to be on your current mobile network for a minimum of 90 days to port your number.
How Do I Get a Unique Porting Code?
To Generate the 8 digit Unique Porting Code (UPC), SMS PORT <10-Digit Mobile Number> to 1900.
You will receive a reply with the unique porting code. The porting code will expire in 15 days.
SMS charges applicable as per your current plan.
How much time will it take for my number to get ported?
As per new TRAI guidelines, it will take 48 hours for a number to get ported. Your number will remain active throughout except for a few hours after midnight on the day they finally switch your number from the current operator to the new one.
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What Documents required for Mobile Number Portability?
To transfer your number from your existing provider to a new provider, all you need is a Unique Porting Code (UPC) and valid ID/address proof.
Also, this Mobile Number Portability service is free you no need to pay any kind of charges for the same.