What is Mobile Numebr Portability ? If you are a Bangalore mobile subscriber with number such as 98441-80000, which happens to be a Spice Telecom number and fed up of Spice’s third rate service(which really is), you decide to migrate to Airtel. You can keep your existing number and avail services from Airtel 🙂
From insiders we have learnt that TRAI to protect consumers interest have ordered all the Cellular operators in India to comply with the mobile number portability guidelines and recommendations. Cellular operators have been given a time frame of 1 year. The scheme should be effective from April-1st 2007 and operators should not charge more than Rs200 per consumer for migration. The portability is restricted to intra-circle only at first and then to PAN-India.