The Indian telecom industry is all set to welcome the Mobile Number Portability (MNP). People can now witness various ads related to it. BSNL has gone a step ahead to announce attractive freebies in the form of free talktime, free GPRS, attracting users of other carriers too. This service was released in Rohtak, Haryana on the 25th November, 2010. It was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Communications and IT Mr. Kapil Sibal and Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, honorable Chief Minister of Haryana. Private carriers too are now ready to accept the challenge. Idea Cellular’s recent ads have tried to lure customers through their attractive ads –What an Idea sirji! Get Idea!

BSNL is the first telecom operator to announce MNP. Sources at BSNL say that the MNP port-in charges will be waivered off for all subscribers who switch to BSNL. Coming back to BSNL, in addition to free porting-in operators will be furnishing users with their First Recharge Coupon (FRC), free if port-in is done through BSNL CSC in Haryana. Also port-in customers will be given free Rs.100 worth of talktime in addition to the free usage minutes that come along with FRC. Port-in customers get the benefit of ‘unlimited GPRS’ free of charge for one month.

It is important to know what porting means. Porting is the term used for the method of moving your mobile number from one existing operator to another new one. It also includes changing mobile technology that is in GSM to CDMA and the reverse to the same operator or a new one within licensed Service Area.

To obtain an MNP request at BSNL CSC:-

  • To receive the Universal Product Code (UPC) you have to SMS Port to 1900.
  • Fill in the MNP form along with the UPC code, and sumbit the application, only then you’ll be allowed to Port-in.
  • Provide them with an alternative number so that they can keep in touch with you through out the process. This has to be mentioned on the forms.
  • Within 72 – 96 hours, your number will be activated and you can can use the new Sim card that will be provided to you once your application has been activated. To activate BSNL services you have to dial 123.
  • However, there will be a lag period of around 2 hours, during which none of the services will be available to you.

In order to obtain MNP it is important to note that:-

  • You have no pending bills prior to the date of application for porting.
  • The porting request has to be made after the expiry period of 90 days from the date of activation of a new connection or from last porting.
  • No request for change of ownership of the mobile number while the application is under process.
  • The mobile number sought to be ported is not sub-judice.
  • Porting of the number has not been prohibited by any court of law.
  • The unique porting code mentioned in the porting request matches with the unique porting code allocated by the Donor Operator for the mobile number sought to be ported.
  • The subscriber has not compiled with the exit clause for the present connection.

105 COMMENTS

  1. My 8466008766 idea I want to change bsnl I put port and that gave to bsnl employee and filled application (2days ago) and there is no message from idea network I want immediate change pls suggest me

  2. i want to change my docomo network to bsnl network but i don’t know how to change that, please tell me how to change . my docomo no 9846034725
    9846321725 9846123725 9745604725.i have got 4 conections and monthly rent is 199.rs.
    Regards,
    Rajeev.

  3. Dear Sir
    I have one BSNL mobile number which was issued from Gangtok (Sikkim), West Bengal Circle. I have shifted my base from Gangtok To LUCKNOW. I wish to retain this number and get it to be moved to Lucknow, (Eastern UP BSNL). Kindly advice the procedure as well as can it be done or not.
    My alternate mobile number is 98391 24001.
    Regards
    VEERESH KUMAR SINGH

  4. i want to port my mobile number 7842596687 to bsnl plz send me msgs to how to port my mobile number plz guidence for me

  5. I want to change my mobile no.9355537317 from reliance to bsnl haryana. i go to bsnl office narain garh ( Ambala ) but he say no portbilty facilities in bsnl haryana . how i can change my no. from reliance To BSNl

  6. I HAVE A NO OF BSNL 9423411362, I HAVE TRIED TWO OR THREE TIMES TO PORT IT TO VODAFONE BUT ALWAYS FAILD , VODAFONE CUSTOMER CARE TOLD ME THAT BSNL IS NOT LEFTING MY NO. I DONT KNOW WHY, CAN ANY BODY HELP TO ME TO DO IT, , MY ALTERNET NO. IS 9960056381

  7. Sir, Where will i get CAF form n MNP form, to port in BSNL???
    do i have to visit BSNL office, or any other place can do it?

  8. i have changed my number from hospital cug( preethe hospital) to individual name. i was told that i have to wait 90 days before porting , is it true?

  9. I WANT TO PORT MY RELIANCE PREPAID MOBILE NO. TO BSNL. MY NUMBER IS 8882889456 LET ME KNOW OFFERS AVAILABLE IN BSNL

  10. I want to switch because of very bad service from docomo. My number is 9880666618.

    Let me know offers available in bsnl.

  11. i want to change my docomo network to bsnl network but i don’t know how to change that, please tell me how to change . my docomo no.8093752714
    my cont no.7504558890

  12. in my city sim operator take document and porting Rs.60 and don`t apply for the porting so u directly go to the bsnl office and apply for the port

  13. my no is 9856644493

    i have two no’s one is aircel another one is airtel

    i want to change both to BSNL
    so tel me how can i change?

  14. i want switch over to bsnl.i have already sent SMS(PORT 9827784177) TO 1900 more than 10 times but not getting UPC code.my no is 9827784177-reliance smart.plz guide.

  15. IT IS EASY,IF U UNDERSTAND MY ENG(ANY SIM)
    1. SMS TO 1900 TYPE “PORT **********(mobile number)”
    2. you will get a code through SMS (ex:AA******)
    3.After u go and buy a MNP SIM(which you want) from retailer fill it with code
    4.JUST FOR 5 TO 7 DAYS
    5.YOUR CURRENT OPERATOR WHEN DISCONNECT YOUR SERVICE IN NIGHT YOU WILL PUT YOUR NEW MNP SIM IN MORNING
    6. IT IS MY EXPERIENCE 100% WORKING

  16. Dear sir kindly suggest me that how can i port my idea mobile number in to bsnl mobile number.

    Thanking you

  17. My indicum no 9234767008 port to BSNL.I was told that your no would stat within 2hour by BSNL,But 4days has passed my number does’t stat. 30/07/11

  18. I WANT TO CHANGH MY RELIANCE POST PAID NO. TO BSNL POST PAID CONNECTION URGENT. WHO CAN I CHANGE.

  19. sir,
    I have applied for portability from bsnl to airtel. but it is not possible yet… I have applied 4 times for portability…. but the bsnl network didnt tell the correct reason …… now also i am maintaining positive balance……

  20. sir, i have request to port in in bsnl, but vodafone reject my request 7 time. now i am disturbe very much. pls help me!

  21. “Idea”their attractive ads –What an Idea sirji! Get Idea! but in signals it has no idea they have charged Rs.550/ per month for net setter but no connectivity apart from this their customer care center is very very very poor so i am changeing to BSNL So please don’t take idea which cost nothing just pain

    Regards
    Vishwanath shetty

  22. I have submitted my application with all required supports to BSNL on 28 Jan 2011 for transfer My Aircel No to BSNL under portability scheme. I was told it will be done within 7 days. Even after 2 1/2 nothing happened. What BSNL says unless AIRCEL cancels the M No from their system nothing can be done. Aircel says it has to happen automatically they have no role. What is this.. Is it called a system with out proper procedure and irresponsible way of responses.Can anyone advise what to do ……… Thanks

  23. Hi,
    I from hyderabad. I switched from Airtel to Idea as the signal at my home is very weak.
    But now I realized, Idea is very bad every where and voice quality is very poor. Can someone help in changing back to Airtel. whom should I contact ?

    thanks,
    -Diwakar

  24. I had a BSNL postpaid connection, I have been paying Rs. 325/- , as fixed monthly charges, and guess what? The talk time I was able to get was less that Rs. 10. It is because, BSNL is the worst service provider, owing to poor coverage, call drop, echo, etc. etc.
    WARNING “TAKE BSNL connection at OWN RISK”

  25. I am currently using a BSNL Postpaid connection and I want to port to Vodafone. I have sent the SMS PORT 94265xxxxx to 1900 and its been about 10 days and I have not got the port code.

    1. Do I have to fill out the customer application with Vodafone first and then request a port code?
    2. Since my connection is post paid – there will never be a zero outstanding balance – so how do I resolve this?

    Bhavesh

  26. Dear Team,
    i would like to buy a SIM card of 3G SERVICES OF BSNL or taking protabilty my number with BSNL service.
    request you please guide me about the buying SIM card or how to create protabilty with bsnl service. also cofirm that how to make 3G service active with protability.

  27. I addressing this to BSNL regarding Portability of Mobile No.
    I have submitted application with all required supports to BSNL office ,Pattom Trivandrum,Kerala for moving my Aircel No to BSNL on 28 Jan 2011. I was told that it will be done within 7 days .Even after 7 days i was frequently contacting BSNL (No 1503) almost every alternative days and nothing happened. What BSNL customer service saying is that Aircel has not cancelled the No. so they can’t do anything, whereas Aircel is saying they have to do nothing, Someone tell what to do. My Aircel Mob No. is 9809785477. I cann’t imagine how these could go in an irresponsible way when so called service providers are claiming their credibility in service.. Is this Portablity scheme is a joke ,without any system or procedure….

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