There are a number of service providers in the telecom market of India and people have got the choice of choosing between these service providers. However, one difficulty people have to face while changing their service providers is the fact that the number gets changed with each attempt to change the service providers.
With TRAI’s efforts, this inconvenience in changing the service providers has been removed and now people may change over to any network with retaining the same number they own. Yes, wake up as now you can change your service provider without changing your number. The fees for availing this facility has been decided as Rs19 by the TRAI but the prices would depend on the existing competition in the market between different telecom giants. Also the digits of mobile numbers have been decided to be increased to 11 because of the increasing number of cell phone users in India.
Now, the users have got the power to choose the network having the best tariff and plans as per their usage without even changing their number. It is thought that many companies will lose their major share of users because of this Mobile number portability feature among which BSNL is supposed to be the biggest loser.
Also many other newly established companies like Vodafone, Aircel, Docomo are likely to increase their base by 5% and thus we may see a better completion in the market and a big change in shift of power from older established companies to newer ones. The process of opting for the facility is quite simple and takes less than two hours to complete. However, it may take a week to get you complete guidelines of the new service provider you have opted for.