Introduction of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in India has affected almost every telecom operator as on one side it is gaining new customers but on the other side, it is losing its customers. As MNP allows users to change their operator without changing their number, so more and more (mainly business and professional) subscribers are opting for it. But, the telecom operators do not want to lose their valuable clients, so they have brought some mobile retention plans for their users.
Information on USSD Codes for Different Operators
Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) is a code or protocol used by the telephones to correspond with the computers of the network operators. A USSD code can be used by the subscribers for different services including menu based information services, prepaid callback service, recharge services, balance enquiry and validity services, GPRS & 3G services, value added services, WAP browsing, etc. These are short messages (up to 182 alphanumeric characters) which create real-time connection and allow two-way information exchange between the telephone and the network provider.
Are you fed up of your network provider’s poor services? If, yes then change your operator right now without changing your number. Now you must be thinking how to port mobile number? It is very simple, just request the preferred operator to provide you their services on your current mobile number. This process is known as Mobile Number Portability.
It’s no surprise that the Mobile Number Portability services in India will now be in demand like never before, thanks to Supreme Court of India dealing a major blow to the dubious transactions in 2G spectrum allocation. Both small and big names have come under scanner and Idea, biggest MNP gainer till date, is set to loose its advantage due to this move by supreme Court. So what does that mean to you and me?
MNP (Mobile Number Portability) was introduced this year by the telecom ministry and has been welcomed with mixed reactions amongst both subscribers and operators. While people in Gujarat have been on forefront of availing this service, their enthusiasm isn’t shared by all.