6 Steps to Port Number: 2018 Update

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Highlights

  • Porting process takes 7-8 working days
  • Generate porting code by sending PORT to 1900
  • Follow the **rules of porting** to avoid porting rejections
  • Compare plans and network coverage before choosing new connection

Planning to change your network? Keep reading for all the details.



1. How to port number?

Follow the steps below to port to any operator.

Step 1. Generating porting code:

The first step of porting is to generate a porting code which stays valid for 15 days only.
To generate the code send the following text message:

PORT(Space)(Mobile Number) to 1900 Ex PORT 9876543210 to 1900

Step 2. Receive Porting Code:

You will receive a code which is called UPC or Unique Porting Code. UPC code expires in 15 days.

Step 3. Submitting Porting Request

Next step is to submit your porting application to the operator or 10digi.com. You can do it easily online or visit the operator store near you.


Documents required: Valid address and identity proof for digital KYC, at the time of getting SIM cards.

For corporate/ company connections: The users need to submit a NOC in order to process Mobile Number Porting for their corporate numbers. This NOC needs to be on the letterhead of the company and should be stamped and signed by authorised signatory along with other documents.

Step 4: Processing Time

You will receive a message within 1-2 days on your current network stating a confirmation or decline of porting request. It will also indicate the date and time of porting.

Porting process takes about 7-8 working days
NOTE
The services on your current SIM will not be interrupted during porting process. The downtime is for around 2 hours (during night).

Step 5: Activation

You can change and start using the new SIM when the old connection stops working.

Step 6. First Recharge on New Network

First recharge (in case of prepaid connection) will be done automatically when the porting and activation process in completed.

2. Rules of Porting:

That’s right! Porting has rules too. Make sure you follow them a little better than you follow the traffic rules.

Here is the list of rules important for being eligible to port your current network to another:

The 90 Days Same Network Rule (Very Imp):

In order to be able to port the number, one needs to ensure that at least 90 days has passed from the time of the activation of your old network that you wish to change to a new Network. This means that you cannot port before 90 days if you have bought a new number or ported the number in the past.

No outstanding postpaid bills:

A postpaid subscriber needs to ensure that all the bills and dues are paid in time before shifting. An undertaking form is signed before porting the number. Also, along with your bill payments, you have to make sure that you pay an extra amount of about Rs. 50 - 100 that you can use for 7 days (i.e the time to process porting request)

The balance amount will be nulled for prepaid number:

A prepaid subscriber should know that the mobile balance amount is nulled at the time of porting the number.

3. Possible ways of porting

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4. Common reasons of porting Rejections that you can avoid

Learn from other’s mistakes, don’t do this at the time of porting

1. Porting before 90 days of activation

You can not change your network before 90 days of buying the number or from previous
porting. The application will be rejected if one tries to port before this time.

2. Unpaid extra usage amount (Rs. 50-100) with bill

It takes about 7-8 working days to process the MNP request. This means that you will be using your old postpaid connection till the time new one gets activated. Thus, one has to pay a little extra in the bill (Rs. 50-Rs. 100) to be able to use the number for 7 days.

3. Porting code mismatch

The unique porting code stays valid for only 15 days from the date of generating it. It is important to use this code within this time. If your porting request has got cancelled for any reason, wait for this period of 15 days to get over. Request for the porting code again after 15 days.

4. Why port number?

Mobile Number Portability is a brilliant way of getting your favourite network connection without changing your existing number. Depending on your needs, there can be multiple reasons for you to port number. Here is a list of some of the ways porting number can ease your life.

  • Lifelong ownership of the number. Thus, no need to keep changing your number
  • Free choice to choose amongst the best network provider
  • Get the best network provider of your area
  • Switch to prepaid/postpaid according to your requirements
  • Increase in competition in the telecom service providers resulting in better offers, services and customer support

5. Choosing a new network

One of the most possible reason for you to port your number can be connection problems with the current network provider. So when you choose your new network, make sure it works well in your location. Ask people around you or you can so a quick survey through this government website from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Link: http://www.coveragemap.trai.gov.in/

Now that you know EVERYTHING about porting your number, rush to the search engines and start comparing network coverages. Choose from top networks like Airtel Postpaid new connection or find Vodafone Postpaid Plans and port to Vodafone. For affordable postpaid/ prepaid delas you can also port to Idea.

Tip: use this website called 10digi.com to compare all the top networks at a single page. Also, you can port your number or buy new connection here only. 10digi.com delivers SIM cards at home in just 3 hours.

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