A majority of Indian consumers, who opted for mobile number portability (MNP), have preferred Vodafone Essar, according to the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).
MNP, which allow people to retain their number while switching there telecom operators, was launched nationwide on January 20.
Of the total customers who had opted to switch carriers, a net 192,761 customers switched to India’s third-largest mobile carrier Vodafone Essar.
However the total number of consumers who opted for MNP services is still less at five million which is less than one per cent of the country’s total subscribers.
Idea Cellular gained 150,789 customers, second to Vodafone. While Bharti airtel gained 148,215 customers, Reliance Communications has lost 306,417 customers. Currently India has 771 million mobile subscribers as of January.