The government has approved National Mobile Number Portabilty regulation (starting May 3rd), enabling telecom subscribers to retain the same number across the states/cities.
According to the latest draft regulations proposed by TRAI, an amendment has been made to the mobile number portability regulations providing pan-India MNP from 3rd May 2015.
The amendment makes it possible for users to switch services and retain their existing number anywhere in India. While earlier this service was available only within selected circles, it will now be made available throughout the country.
The amendment also mentions that in case of disconnection of a ported number, the 90 days period when the number remains un-utilized will now be reduced to 60 days for effective use of mobile numbers.
There were earlier instances where a postpaid mobile number, even after clearing all the pending dues was not intimated by the donor service provider which results in termination of such connections by the recipient operator upon portability.
The new amendment makes it mandatory for the donor operator that if they receive payment within 15 days’ notice period given by the recipient operator to the subscriber, the donor operator will need to intimate to the recipient operator about the same so that recipient operator does not disconnect such mobile numbers.