Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mobile Number Portability turned successful with Over 8.5 million user requests

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) has become successful since it was launched in January. So far over 8.5 million mobile users has decided to change their service provider over the three months since the availability of the service. According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) by April-end, more than 8.54 million requests for MNP had come in from across the country.

Mobile phone users in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Karnataka seem to be most unhappy with their current service providers as more than 2.2 million requests for MNP originated from these states, TRAI said.

According to TRAI, the maximum number of requests, 8,33,672, were received from Gujarat followed by Rajasthan with 710,767 requests, whereas in southern and eastern India the maximum number of requests were received from Karnataka, 663,151 followed by Tamil Nadu Service with 641,437 requests. Some certain requests were rejected by telcos for non-payment of outstanding bills and non-completion of 90 days from the date of activation of mobile number.

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