TRAI cuts mobile number porting time to 2 days within a circle

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Trai cuts porting time within a circle to 2 days, to fine telcos for flouting rules

The telecom regulator has called for speeding up the mobile number portability (MNP) process --- which allows customers to keep the same number anywhere in the country – by halving the processing time of porting requests within a circle down to two days.

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has also mandated two sets of financial disincentives for failures on the part of telcos in stick to porting request processing timelines.

For instance, a telco, the regulator said, will have to shell out a peak penalty of “Rs 5,000 per contravention” for flouting rules requiring it to share customer details with the MNP service provider within 24 hours of a customer submitting a porting request besides texting the customer about the process being initiated. The penalty doubles to Rs 10,000 per violation for “wrongful rejection” of porting requests by a telco.
 
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d5aqoëp

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I expect Vodafone Idea’s stock to fall further because they are No. 1 when it comes to porting requests rejection under some lousy excuse.
 


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What about 90days lockin period? It should be reduced to 15-30days.
It hurts more than 7days processing time specially when the network of new operator is more awful than old one.
 

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It's still in draft stage. In order to become effective, it has to become an order. There is no specific date or confirmation of implementation of the draft as it is.