Mobile Number Portability in India (MNP)

Step by step details for Mobile Number porting (MNP -India)



Mobile Number Portability (MNP) allow everyone to use any telecom company like airtel, vodafone,BSNL, MTS etc without changing the phone number. This option is very helpful because now a days all the government/private sector applications and other documents asking to provide the mobile number. In such cases, we are in trouble to update the latest number at right time. So India government introduced mobile number portability service for everyone in India.Success rate is less if the MNP procedures are not completed by the party. Please read the below steps/directions before applying.

Here we will direct you how to do MNP in India.

Follow the below Steps:

  1. Create a new sms and type  PORT 9895000000 [<- this should be your mobile number need to be port ] and send this to 1900.
  2. You will get Unique Porting Code(UPC) from the number 1901.

3.Here the government directions from TRAI website: Mobile Number Portability – MNP – India – Directions PDF

  1. Contact the new service provider and ask them to provide Customer Acquisition Form (CAF) and Mobile Number Porting Form.
  2. You will receive 8 digits UPC code from your current operator. That UPC will be valid for next 15 days.
  3. After filling all the details and submit your application with documentary proof to the new mobile service provider. Please note that if you are a postpaid customer, then you need to give a copy of your last received bill.
  4. Take new SIM Card from your new mobile service provider and keep it.
  5. Within 7 days, your presently using SIM card will stop working. You can now start using your new SIM card with your new mobile operator.

Following directions need to be checked before trying to port your number to the new service provider.

1)      Mobile number should be at least 90 days old with your  current Mobile operator.

2)      You must pay all of your outstanding bills/amount to the current mobile operator. If they requested the running month amount, then you need to give that also.

3)      After filling MNP Form, within 2-3 days both the Mobile operators will call you and for confirmation of Porting request. These calls need to be answered and given all required information properly. Otherwise your request will delay or rejected.

4)     If the mobile number sponsored by the company, ie: CUG connection, then you need to collect “No Objection Certificate” NOC from your company HR team.(For postpaid).

5)      Your application will be rejected if the subscriber name is different in your mobile bill and the name in your ID proof submitted to the new service provider. ie: your current name mentioned in the postpaid bill and your name in the ID Proof submitted to new provider should be same. Otherwise it will be rejected.

6)     Mobile number and the operator should be in the same state. ie: if your previous operator in one state and new operator in another state is not possible.

It is not mandatory the new mobile operator has to accept your MNP request and provide their mobile services. New service providers have the option to deny if the services for any of the above reasons or according to their company policies.

We request you to read the this regulations from Telecom Regulatory Authority, India

The process for porting your mobile number from following are the same.

  1. Vodafone to BSNL, vodafone to Airtel, Vodafone to Idea
  2. BSNL to Airtel, BSNL to Idea, BSNL to Docomo
  3. Idea to BSNL, Idea to Airtel, Idea to MTNL

Or any other transfers.

17 thoughts on “Mobile Number Portability in India (MNP)

  1. Alen John Mathew
    January 6, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    thanks for this porting info.. i am going to port my bsnl connection to airtel. bsnl is worst service.

  2. Meera kumar
    January 8, 2015 at 6:17 am

    i want to port my bsnl connection to airtel in kerala. How it is possible.

    1. January 8, 2015 at 6:18 am

      Contact your nearest airtel office and collect the MNP application form.. You can refer the above said details and go forward. All the best.

  3. Prajil Kumar atholly
    February 28, 2015 at 5:33 am

    Do you have any idea port offers 2015 ? i need some offers to keep the idea simcard. Other wise i will port my idea sim to airtel or bsnl.

  4. Andrew
    February 28, 2015 at 5:35 am

    i need offer. please give me new port offers so that i am able to keep my airtel sim without porting.

  5. Priyanka chopra
    April 1, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    i need some vodafone port news and vodafone port offers.

  6. Rijin Chandran
    July 3, 2015 at 5:38 am

    i would like to port airtel to bsnl due to high call charges of airtel in kerala. now just for 5 seconds, airtel takes 1rupee. That is not good. i want to post airtel to bsnl mobile.

  7. Sujith
    July 12, 2015 at 2:39 am


    I have port my airtel connection to BSNL successfully. What i have done is first send the sms shown in above format, then went to the bsnl office and ask them to port. They asked me to provide one photo and id card copy. Then they completed their duties and given a new sim card. Adviced me to use this new sim card only after the old SIM not work. I have waited for 4 days and mo old sim card(airtel) found not working. I just put my new sim and restarted phone. Now i reached in BSNL. Thanks for the valuable step by step tutorial for porting in India. very useful.

  8. Vijay Patil
    July 13, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Due to Vodafone’s pathetic mobile services in Bangalore, I have requested for portability of my mobile number 9916600300 from Vodafone to Airtel.
    Porting code: VX537224 dtd 1st July 2015
    As per Airtel Gallery person, portability request rejected by Vodafone for unknown reason.
    I would like to know the reason for rejection of SIM portability. Also if there is no valid reason then portability should happen on immediate basis as I can’t continue paying them for shabby services and poorest network and connectivity.
    Thanks for your help in this regard.

    1. Telecom Support Staff
      July 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      Are you a postpaid customer ?… if yes, then you need to pay all the pending bill amounts to vodafone. If you are a prepaid customer, kindly check for any negative balance at your account. There is no right for rejection if your part is OK. Kindly make a call to vodafone customer care department and tell them to do the port immediately. If they are not ready to do, then kindly make a complaint at consumer court with enough details. All the best.

  9. Jibin Raj
    July 13, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Me also facing the same issue with vodafone. I will contact their customer care today. thanks

    1. Support Staff
      July 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      Yes. Do port is our right.

  10. Raghavan Nair
    July 22, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Thanks for help me to port from idea to airtel.

    1. Nafisul Hasan
      July 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      Mane apna number mnp port karaya
      Hai Airtel to BSNL me BSNL ka sim
      Chalo hogya 25 din hogya lekin
      BSNL sye sirf outgoing hoti hai
      incoming Nahi ati hai Incoming Airtel par ati hai
      Hamate pas ak number ke do sim chalo
      Hai please hamara Airtel ka sim
      Band krwado
      Number hai .9453989394

  11. rash
    July 22, 2015 at 10:13 am

    tell me which one is the best telecom company providing good services.

    1. Bincy KM
      November 12, 2015 at 8:07 am

      All telecom companies including bsnl, airtel, idea, vodafone, mtnl, aircel etc providing better services at different areas. It is depend upon the area you are residing. In some area, airtel is the best but in some other areas, airtel is the best. So your question is toughest question to answer.

  12. Shaligram sonavane
    November 3, 2016 at 8:18 am

    My number 9822583152 8dinhogaye meranumber ideakatha bsnlportin kiyahua hai aajdus dinhogaya Lenin huaa nahi

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