MNP Continues To Prove A Strong Weapon For Indian Mobile Users

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) has proven to be an effective force within the hands of Indian mobile users & as per the latest reports this tool continues to be used effectively.According to the latest update from The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), 2.30 Million Indian Mobile Subscribers sent out porting requests in the month of October last year. This is a 4.80% jump as compared...
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Full-fledged Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Will Soon Become A Reality: TRAI

Mobile Number Portability or MNP is about to go national. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended full-fledged rollout of MNP facility across all the telecom circles in the country within six months. MNP has been active for about 2 years now. What began as a pilot process, was received with a lot of enthusiasm. In spite of the fact that there have been a couple of dips at first,...
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TRAI Finally Allows Even Corporate Mobile Customers To Avail MNP

Large Corporate Customers, who usually opt for bulk communication plans for their employees, have won a significant reprieve from the clutches of ‘Contractual Obligations’ wielded by Mobile Companies. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has taken a landmark decision to allow bulk ‘Porting Out’ requests from corporations who had earlier entered into specific agreements with telecom...
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Telecom Sector Gets Marginal Growth Spurt In March

The Indian Telecom companies have managed to add just a few subscribers in the month of March. The growth of 0.67% was recorded when the subscriber count went from 89.20 Crores to 89.80 Crores, according to data released by Telecom regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). In its latest monthly report, TRAI has confirmed, “The number of telephone subscribers in India increased to 898.02 million at the...
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Get Ready For Pan India Mobile Number Portability As TRAI Initiates Process

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Mobile Number Portability (MNP) will soon get a bump to the National level as the apex governing body, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has begun the process.MNP has been prevalent for quite some time in India. It basically allows one to keep one’s number & still change the service provider. Though this landmark & fundamental freedom drew wide-spread attention in the beginning,...
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TRAI Complains Against Loop Mobile For Rejecting MNP Requests

The apex body for Telecom companies, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has filed a law suite against Loop mobile for rejecting certain Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Requests.TRAI has alleged in the complaint that Loop mobile citied some reasons which were “not in consonance with the provisions of the Telecom Mobile Number Portability Regulations”. In simpler words, Loop mobile...
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Customer Is King With Mobile Number Portability

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is proving to be a big hit across India, with 13 million subscribers changing their service provider since November 2010. Users can now freely change their existing numbers to new service providers without going through the trouble of sending hundreds of SMS’s to existing contacts, who would then have to manually save it.The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India...
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Vodafone Anger The Masses: Social Media Backfiring On Them?

While Vodafone may be one of the biggest gainers from Mobile Number Portability(MNP), it certainly does not mean there are no unsatisfied customers. With the advent of new media and the rise of Social Media, customers have an outlet to vent if a company isn’t dealing with them satisfactorily.Dhaval Valia, a consumer of Loop Mobile for last six years, switched to VodafoneIndia on April 15...

BSNL Loses 1.3 Lakh Users To MNP

It has almost been a month since the pan-India rollout of Mobile Number Portability began and some Telecom operators have already started to face the heat from the churn created by the portability. And as it turns out, India’s state-owned BSNL is one of the players worst affected by the MNP. According to the latest figures, about 2.23 lakh subscribers have already left the BSNL network while...

MNP : Over 11 Lakh Opt For Change, But How Many Will Get It?

It has just been a little over 2 weeks since Mobile Number Portability was made all available Pan India. Even when we wrote about Haryana specific stats which suggested that Reliance and BSNL lost the most, while the likes of Vodafone, Airtel and Aircel gained significantly. But of course, at a National level the story could be very different because several local factors could come into play in various...