TRAI has changed the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) rules. The new regulations go into effect on 11 November, 2019.
Mobile Number Portability remains one of the most demanded services by the subscribers in the telecom industry. The current MNP process puts a hindrance on connectivity and lengthens the time required to port from one network to another by an unreasonable amount. But, with the new rules put forth by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, this might cease. The new rules on MNP could bring positive change in the sector and on how much time the MNP process takes.
Now, these new rules go into effect on 11 November, 2019. This means that for a few days, the subscribers would not be able to port their numbers.
Subscribers Can Generate Porting Codes on 11 November
The subscribers who wish to port their numbers between 4th November to 10th November, would not be able to do so. In this period, the subscribers would not be able to generate any Unique Porting Code (UPC) which is required for porting from one network to another. As per the TRAI statement on the matter, starting 6 PM on 4TH November, 2019, till 11:59 PM, 10th November, 2019, the subscribers would not have any service period or simply put, they will not be able to generate any UPC for porting.
TRAI says that the new MNP rules would then be applicable from 11 November, 2019 midnight. The subscribers who want to port their SIM before this period would be able to generate the porting code before 5:59 PM today, i.e. 4th November. After this, the subscribers wishing to port would be only able to generate the porting code on 11 November, 2019. In case the customer tries to generate the porting code in this period, they would not get any response.
New trai MNP Rules to Cut Down Time Required for Porting
The new MNP regulations which TRAI will be introducing in a few days, will drastically reduce the time taken by the operators to port the SIM from one network to another. Currently, it takes the subscribers around 7 days to port from one network to another. However, under the new regime, the subscribers will have faster and better-porting service. TRAI has noted that the new regime will cut down the time required for porting down to 2 days. It would definitely be a big improvement for the subscribers who currently want to port from one network to another.
As per feelers, the mentioned date may be extended that the porting of mobile numbers will continue in accordance with the existing process.