The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 25 February 2015 issued 6th Amendment to the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulation, 2009. This amendment will facilitate full MNP (Pan-India Portability) across India with effect from 3 May 2015.
With this, subscribers will be able to retain the same mobile number on relocating to anywhere in India although they can change their service provider.
At present, number portability within a telecom circle is only possible and the subscriber has to pay roaming charges plus applicable STD call rates when he carries the number outside the home circle.
Amendments to facilitate Pan-India Portability includes
The Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulation, 2009 was amended following the recommendations of TRAI to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). TRAI had recommended DoT to implement Full MNP/National MNP and suggested amendments in the the licenses of MNP service providers and mobile service providers.
Further, the amendments were issued by the DoT on 3 November 2014 to the MNP License Agreement and now the Full MNP needs to be implemented across India within a period of 6 months from the date of amendment to the Licenses, that is 3 May 2015.
When: 25 February 2015