What Is MNP – Mobile Number Portability In India : How To Guideline

Hello Folks,…. The Mobile Number Portability, (MNP) in India has been the center of attention for quite some time now. Recently, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), has approved the National Mobile Number Portability (MNP).

With this mobile number portability scheme, now users can retain their same old mobile number, when they move to a new city. So let’s go ahead and get to know, what exactly is this, Mobile Number Portability Or MNP.


How to Mobile Number Portability – MNP India


  • What is Mobile Number Portability or MNP?

Basically, this (MNP) is a service, which allows the users to switch over to another mobile network operator of their choice, By retaining the same old number. MNP – mobile number portability in India became available.

  • Who is eligible for Mobile Number Portability or MNP?

One can switch over to another mobile service provider, only after 90 days of the date of activation, of your current mobile connection. Also, with the help of MNP, it is possible, for one to change from CDMA to GSM and Vice versa.

If the customer uses postpaid connection, they have to make sure that, they have paid all the dues as per the last bill. Suppose, if it is a prepaid customer, the balance amount present in the account, will be lapsed during the time of porting ( Make sure, your balance is Rs. 0 at a time of MNP)

Further, the customer can also, cancel the mobile number portability request, within 24hrs of applying. Anyhow, the MNP charges may not be refunded.

  • Mobile Number Portability or MNP Process:

Step 1: How To Do MNP

Send a text message “PORT” <10-digit mobile number> to 1900. After some time, customer will receive an 8 digit UPC code, which is valid only for 15 days.


As prepaid SMS is not permitted, in Jammu & Kashmir the subscriber has to dial ‘1900’ to get a UPC, the operator at ‘1900’ provide the UPC, after verifying subscriber number, with CLI.

Step 2: How To Check MNP Status

Now go to the nearest mobile operator showroom, along with the 8 digit auto-generated code, and required document proof. You need a proof which includes ID and address proof, a passport size photo.

Step 3: MNP Procedure

Fill out Mobile Number Portability form provided at gallery by, which will cost around Rs.0 and get a new SIM from the Company Gallery.


Step 4: MNP Status

Within one day, customers will receive a message accepting the mobile number porting. Meanwhile, the mobile porting takes place 7th day, With an SMS from the mobile operator. Along with the date and time for Number porting. The disruption will occur in your previous network for 2 hrs during mid-night.

Step 5: Now Mobile Number Portability Is Complete

Now insert your new SIM, and thus the Mobile Number Portability or MNP process, has been completed and your mobile number porting has been done successfully…:)

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