Irrespective of the reason, if you are looking to port your number to some other service provider, here’s everything you need to know about it.
Mobile Number Portability: What is it
Mobile number portability (MNP) is a term for changing the network provider without changing the phone number. As a part of the MNP, a user request a Port code from their current service provider and then presents the code to the provider of their choice.
Steps to port a phone number
Irrespective of the network provider, the steps to port a number remain the same. Here are the steps:
- Open SMS app
- Type Port
Your phone number
- Send it to 1900
After this, you’ll receive an SMS with UPC (Universal Product Code) along with the expiry date. Now, head to an offline store of the service provider and share the code with them. You’ll receive a new SIM car along with plan details.
Along with this, you’ll need to produce your Identity proof and address proof like Aadhaar Card, Driving license, etc. Once the eKYC process is complete and all your previous dues are clear from the previous network provider, the MNP process will start.