Quick Answer: How Long Does Porting A Number Take?

How many times can a number be ported?

– The 3 Month Rule.

A subscriber is eligible to make a porting request only after 90 days of the date of activation of his mobile connection.

If a number is already ported once, the number can again be ported only after 90 days from the date of the previous porting..

What happens to balance while porting?

You will lose any unused balance within your pre-paid account once your phone number has been ported (transferred) to another operator or another State (Telecom Circle). You are advised therefore to use up all of your account credit before the MNP porting (transfer) process takes place.

Why is porting taking so long?

Carriers don’t want to port your numbers. It’s that simple. The longer a carrier or SIP trunk provider drags its feet giving up those numbers, the longer the company can keep charging you. So, given the opportunity, the losing carrier will nitpick, fuss and draw the process out as long as they can.

What happens when your number is ported?

Simply put, transferring/Porting a number means taking an existing phone number from one provider and transferring it to another. … This is not the same as “call forwarding”, in which the number remains assigned to that account, and calls are simply directed to another recipient.

How does the porting process work?

Send the following text message – PORT followed by your 10-digit mobile number to TRAI’s central number for mobile number portability – 1900. Example: Send ‘PORT 98xxxxxx98’ to 1900. You’ll receive an SMS back with a port out code which will remain valid for only 15 days.

Can I use my phone while my number is being ported?

You can use it as normal until it goes offline for the porting process to get under way. There is no way of knowing exactly when this wull happen but using it won’t affect the transfer process.

What to do after porting number?

What happens when I port my number?Step 1: Don’t cancel anything. … Step 2: Start the process with your new “gaining” carrier. … Step 3: Behind the scenes. … Step 4: You’re approved! … Step 5: Transfer complete.

How do I know when my number has been ported?

First of all the service provider(which you want to port) will ask you to send an sms to a number and will ask for the received pin(which you would have received after sending SMS)They will then feed the number in the system and provide you a new sim.They will ask you to use the sim after 7 working days.More items…

Can a phone company refuse to port your number?

Phone companies are required by law to port your number out when you start service with a new carrier. According to the FCC, a company can’t refuse to port your number even if you have an outstanding balance or unpaid termination fees.

What happens to old SIM after porting?

Once your number is ported over to another Service Provider, the old SIM is disabled or blocked from accessing the Networks. All SIM cards have a Unique Number identity specific to it. As it is Blocked, it cannot communicate or have access to the Cellular Towers to initiate a call.

Can I use my old SIM while porting?

Once you’ve given your PAC code to your new network, they’ll begin porting the number from your old SIM to your new SIM. This means that your old number will move to your new SIM on your new network. Keep your old SIM in your old phone for the time being, so you can make and receive calls and texts.