Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
Mobile Number portability is implemented in various countries around the world . Initially it was started as Fixed line porting and it will be name according to the country in most of the country’s it is termed as mobile number probability (MNP).This transportation process will monitored by the state or country’s department of telecomunication (DoT). This process reduce the multi SIM usage and increase compicompitation among network providers
MNP has various procedure across the world let us take India for example . In India if wish to port your SIM to other network providers you sholud have an active SIM card with at least 90 days old and there should not be any due in payment .if you have this then you can start the porting process .
1)First you have to send an message from the number which you wish to port like Port <9×××××××××> to 1900 which is to TRAI
2)Then you will receive an UPC(unique porting code ) using this code you can walk into the nearest network retailer and fill the procedure then they will give you a dummy SIM .
3)This process of porting will take 5-7 days in India where as in us or Canada immediate porting option is available.This process is free and the new SIM will charged 10 -15 as per network operator.
4)once the old SIM is deactivated then you have to intsert the new (dummy) SIM .
5)Then you have to call the specific customer care number to activate the new SIM.
Thus these are the step to swap your SIM service without changingthe number. If any queries Comment below I’ll reply with possible solution.