The government of India has finally eased out problems of mobile phone users by launching mobile number portability (MNP). Although, the government has rolled out the service in Haryana state only but said it would soon be launched in parts of the country.
Indian Union Minister of Communication and IT Kapil Sibal said that the service will ensue a healthy competition among mobile phone service providers that would understandably benefit the citizens and ease out their problems related to service providers.
He inaugurated the service by making an inaugural phone call to Bhupindrer Singh Hooda, the Chief Minister of Haryana state from a ported mobile number during the inaugural program of the new mobile at Rohtak.
The union minister quoted as saying that the MNP services would be launched in other states of India from January 20. The new service providers have been given deadline of one week to complete porting of the mobile number.
With MNP, customers in Haryana would be benefited with option of changing their service provider without changing their mobile numbers. Customers need to pay Rs 19 maximum to avail the service for new operator selection. And the new operator has the option to minimize the fee. But the customers (both pre-paid and post-paid) can avail the service of new operator selection just for three months.