Come August, say Hello to Mobile Number Portability
As all of you have already read, Chennai said hello to some serious technology development, though not commercially available as of yet. Yes Chennai witnessed the launch of 3 G services yesterday . But we covered it yesterday.There is another technology the government has been promising to launch for a long time.
Yes you got it right, it’s about MNP or mobile number portability.
At the 3G launch that happened yesterday at the Anna Salai exchange the IT & TELECOM MINISTER A . RAJA also announced that the DoT would introduce mobile number portability in major cities by August, for which bids have been floated so as to have the mnp switches in place.
MNP would allow subscribers to migrate from one operator to another operator by eliminating the need to have the number changed. This eliminates the need to stick to an operator who offers no benefits just for the sake of the fancy number we cherished for long.
More a boon than bane this is a change in Indian markets where customer is finally enjoying lime light and focus and enjoying a no hidden benefit.