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Mobile Number Portability From Nov 1st

by on Oct.28, 2010, under Mobile, Technology

Finally after so many delays, Mobile Number Portability is finally here. It allows subscribers to retain numbers even after changing service operators. The service is being rolled out in 11 circles of the country, the first one is Haryana. Haryana will be getting MNP on November 1st and remaining circles by December 20th.

Mobile Number Portability

An official announcement will be made on 1st of November regarding the launch of service on 11 circles. Implementation would be done by 1st or 2nd week of November.

Syniverse Technologies, has been selected by the telecom department as one of the clearing houses for implementing MNP. It will manage the first phase of the roll-out.

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Mobile Numbers to Start With '8'

by on Jul.02, 2009, under News

It's no secret and no surprise that India's mobile market is booming and with it DoT is running out of mobile numbers starting with 9. As a result they will have to resort to allotting mobile numbers starting with the number 8.

A couple of months ago there was also talk of Dot considering an 11-digit numbering system. The telecom department had come up with a 30-year numbering plan in 2003 but the fast growth in the telecom subscriber base has forced the authority to relook into its policy and consider 11-digit numbering system.

DoT will reportedly allocate nearly 10 crore numbers for this out of which 50% will be kept reserve by DoT themselves.

According to TRAI there are 415 million cellular subscribers, compared to 277 million during the same period last year.

This might put in a rush for the so-called VIP numbers that many people are willing to pay big bucks for and funds service providers.

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