The new Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has announced that the much-awaited mobile number portability (MNP) will be available to more than 700 million Indian subscribers from January 20, 2011.
MNP is a service that allows subscribers to change service providers while keeping the same number.
According to Kapil Sibal, mobile number portability that they have introduced in Haryana will be available on January 20 across the country next year . As per Telecom department officials, BSNL customers had switched to Idea Cellular and used their examples to demonstrate this facility during the launch.
Mobile phone users in Haryana will be able to switch among nine operators â€” Airtel, Idea Cellular, BSNL, Aircel, Loop, Vodafone, Etisalat, Sistema and Videocon. The customer has to pay a maximum of Rs 19, the lowest in the world, to migrate to a new mobile phone company.