Gujaratis are taking maximum advantage of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) facility, which allows a customer to retain their number while changing the service provider, data from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) suggests.
According to TRAI, 8.34 lakh mobile users in Gujarat has opted to change their telecom service providers while around 5.32 lakh Haryana customers applied for MNP till the end of April.
MNP was first implemented in Haryana from November 25, 2010.
There has also been an increase in the MNP requests in the month of April. “Mobile Number Portability requests has increased from 64.23 lakh subscribers at the end of March 2011 to 85.41 lakh subscribers at the end of April 2011,” a press release from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said.
Meanwhile, TRAI said, the telecom operators in the country added 15.34 million subscribers to their kitty. With this, the total mobile using population of India has now reached to 826.93 million.
However, only 583.22 million subscribers are said to be active during April, according to the visitor location register (VLR) data, which provide details on active customers at any given point of time, excluding switched-off and out-of-the- coverage area customers.