Beginning right now, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has carried out new cellular quantity portability (MNP) guidelines. The revised MNP guidelines embrace plenty of modifications in order that MNP may very well be a quick and speedy course of. Initially, the general timeline for porting a cellular quantity has been diminished to 48 hours from the earlier 96 hours.
New MNP Guidelines
As per MNP guidelines, a singular porting code (UPC) that’s required to port the quantity, will solely be generated after validation of the subscriber’s account. A number of circumstances are required to satisfy for being eligible to generate the UPC.
First, within the case of postpaid connections, the subscriber has to have cleared all dues in direction of the present telecom operator as per the conventional billing cycle.
Nest, the person must be an energetic subscriber on the current operator’s community for a minimum of 90 days.
Additional, there must be no ongoing request for a change of possession of the cellular quantity.
Additionally, there shouldn’t be any pending contractual obligation to be fulfilled by the person as per the exit clause within the subscriber settlement.
If a subscriber meets the above-mentioned eligibility standards, the UPC must be issued to him/her.
Producing UPC & its validity
In an effort to generate UPC, you’ll have to SMS PORT (house) Cell Quantity and ship it to 1900. You’ll obtain the UPC through SMS from 1901 inside 5 minutes of inserting the MNP request.
The validity for UPC has additionally been diminished to four days from 15 days earlier than for all areas besides Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and North East the place it’ll stay 30 days.
Customers might want to submit paperwork for handle and identification proof to the brand new operator to start the MNP course of. Some ID proof paperwork embrace Passport, Arms License, Driving License, Voter ID Card, Ration Card with Photograph, Aadhaar Card PAN card, and many others.
How a lot time will it take?
TRAI says that porting cellular numbers inside the identical circle will likely be finished inside three working days and for an additional circle, will probably be finished inside 5 days. There is no such thing as a change within the timelines for company connections.
In case any fee is overdue with the earlier operator, the cellular quantity will likely be disconnected from the present operator even after the porting is finished. The quantity could be re-activated provided that the fee is finished inside 60 days.