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Over 38 lakhs users go for MNP

The service allows a user to retain his number while changing the service provider.

Over 38 lakhs subscribers have opted the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service, that allows a user to retain his number while changing the service provider, till February.

Out of 38.33 lakhs subscribers, who have submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number, around 3.20 lakh pertains to Haryana.

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) further said Gujarat has received the maximum number of requests with 3.65 lakh. While in southern and eastern India, Karnataka has received the maximum number of requests with 3.14 lakh.

Other major cities like Delhi has received 1, 73,437 requests, Mumbai with 1, 36,067 and Kolkata and Tamil Nadu received 96,382 and 2, 76,950 respectively.

The MNP service was first implemented in Haryana on November 25, 2010 and was later extended to other parts of the country from January 20 this year.

TRAI adds that it was constantly monitoring the implementation of MNP in the country. The telecom regulator believes that the prime reasons for rejection of port requests are Incorrect Unique Porting Code, Non-completion of 90 days and existing Contractual Obligation and Outstanding Dues.

The statements also said that in a view of large number of rejections and complaints, TRAI is in the process of verifying the correctness of the port rejections done by the service providers on sample basis.

 

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