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MNP effect: 10.5 mn users switched operators in May

10.5 million users have changed operators using Mobile Number Portability service, registering a growth of 24 per cent. Gujarat again topped the chart with 1 million users switching service provider.

MNP (Mobile Number Portability) seems to be gaining popularity with 10.5 million (105.70 lakh) users switching to other operators using the service in the month of May, registering a growth of 24 per cent.

Out of these requests, around 6.32 lakh pertains to Haryana wherein MNP was implemented from 25th November 2010. In MNP Zone-I (Northern & Western India), maximum number of requests have been received in Gujarat (10.53 lakh) followed by Rajasthan (8.25 lakh).

Whereas in MNP Zone-II (Southern & Eastern India), maximum number of requests have been received in Karnataka (7.95 lakh) followed by Tamil Nadu service area (7.74 lakh).

It seems that the service is gaining popularity through word of mouth advertising as peers switch operators getting better deals from the new operator, luring others into using the service.

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