Hop-On Hop-Off Mobile Networks In Four Days: New Amendments By TRAI Make Number Portability Easier
Hop-On Hop-Off Mobile Networks In Four Days: New Amendments By TRAI Make Number Portability Easier(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has now reshaped the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) rules in order to make the process simpler and faster.

The TRAI prescribed two days window to fulfil the port-requests within a service area. Likewise, a time frame of four working days has been specified for requests for port out from one circle to other.

“Process for withdrawal of porting requests has been made simpler and quicker through SMS (text message). For the cases of corporate porting, present limit of 50 numbers in single authorisation letter has been enhanced to 100 numbers per authorisation letter. Provisions for the financial disincentives have been broadened upon contravention of the provisions of MNP Regulations,” quoted the regulator as reported by Financial Express.

The freshest amendment of the TRAI forms part of the regulator’s continuous endeavour to make the entire process ‘subscriber friendly.’

Apart from these changes, the TRAI has incorporated bringing down the validity of the Unique Porting Code (UPC) to four days instead of a fortnight for all circles except Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and the North-east circle.

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