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Mobile Number Portability from Idea

July 14, 2014  •  192 comments

Idea Cellular MNP.  The process of porting Idea mobile number to another Mobile operator is so simple & easy. Just follow the below 4-steps simple process to port successfully:

  1. Know your Mobile Number Porting eligibility

    • Call the customer-care of the new Mobile operator you wish to port and understand their pre-requisites, documents required and terms & conditions. You can read these in their CAF (Customer Application Form) or ask their executive.
    • If you wish to port-out, fill the CAF & Porting Form. To fill these forms, you will need Unique Porting Code.
  2. Get UPC (Unique Porting Code)

    • Send SMS in below format to obtain UPC from Idea Cellular:
      • PORT xxxxxxxxxx to 1900. Replace X’s with your 10-digit Idea mobile number.
    • If you are from Jammu & Kashmir and a pre-paid subscriber, call 1900 to get the UPC.
    • Idea will provide an auto generated 8 digits UPC; first two characters are alphabets & rest of six is numerical characters.
  3. Mobile Number Porting request

    • Submit the duly filled CAF & Porting Form to your new mobile operator. Below details are mandatory:
      • UPC (Unique Porting Code)
      • Documents required by your new Mobile Operator
      • Last bill paid receipt from Idea, if you are a post-paid subscriber
    • Get new SIM card from your new Mobile operator.
    • Your new Mobile operator may charge Rs. 19/- as porting charges.
    • Note: You can cancel MNP request only within 24 hours from submitting the CAF & Porting Form. Read Idea Cellular MNP FAQ’s.
  4. Activation of your ported Mobile number

    • If your porting request from Idea is accepted, your new Mobile operator will confirm the same in 3-4 working days.
    • Your new Mobile operator will inform you the date & time of when the porting will happen, by SMS.
    • On 7th Working day, you will be ported to your new Mobile operator. If you are from Jammu & Kashmir, Assam & North East, it will be on 15th working day.
    • There will be about 2-4 hours service disruption during the porting process, mostly during night only.
    • Replace your current Idea SIM card with new SIM card provided by your new Mobile operator.
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COMMENTS / RESPONSES

  1. April 23, 2013 at 4:43 am
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    i wants to port my postpaid mobile no. 9911218384 back in idea from reliance.

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  2. April 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm
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    hi
    last month I submitted documents to move to vodafone postpaid delhi from idea postpaid delhi. Billing date is 15th of every month. using monthly rentals 99/- plus 99/- for 2G GPRS services. (note : there are free 300 minutes calling to any number with my plan).
    I paid extra 200/- and applied to port out on 4rth April (account balance at -200/- (negative))
    Idea rejected it and said this was due to payment issue, my next bill generated on 15th April with amount of 23/- as every amount was paid in advance.
    Again I paid 300 before bill date, At this moment, my unbilled usage is just 12/-, expected rent till 14th May is 99+99+taxes, I am not considering my free 300 minutes and current account status is at-270/- which covers all rentasl/taxes and unbilled usage till billing date.
    Please suggest if Idea will allow to port out this time or need to go for any legal step
    Thanks

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    • April 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm
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      Just FYI idea a/c no. is 100003000051

      Reply
    • April 26, 2013 at 8:06 am
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      Hello Vikas,

      If there are no dues, your port out request should not be rejected by Idea on this reason.

      Reply
  3. May 12, 2013 at 6:45 am
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    hai this jagadeesh
    Sir naynu tata docomo to bsnl mnp tesukuna enka activate avaladu one week avotude ok call ladu oka message ladu telecom nude call goda raladu this my mnp number 8121852825 plz slove the problem

    Reply
    • June 6, 2013 at 8:06 am
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      Hello Jagadeesh,

      Meeru okkasari MNP Checklist sari chooskondi.
      Alage, BSNL customer care ki phone cheyyandi.

      Reply
  4. May 13, 2013 at 5:35 am
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    hello sir, i ported in idea, but idea people in idea gallery cheated they charge me 50 rs. for new sim where actual price is only 19 rs. now what to do.
    i completed the procedure from kandivali east idea mall

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  5. May 14, 2013 at 5:50 am
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    i just switch my number to !dea from docomo after 10 days ago but it is not ported yet…….. Help me

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    • May 18, 2013 at 5:31 am
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      Hello Azharr,

      Refer to MNP checklist and see, if you have missed any.
      Have you checked with customer care? What was the status?

      Reply
  6. May 17, 2013 at 5:03 am
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    hii.maine apna no.idea se reliance cdma network me karwaya tha jo ki 5-6 din ho gaye abhi tak port hua nahi pls kuin nahi ho raha hai jo ki bola gaya hai 5 din me ho jkata hai pls aisa kuin nahi hua pls reply
    raj yadav from mumbai

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    • May 18, 2013 at 5:24 am
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      Hello Raj Yadav,

      Aap customer care pe baat kiya hai?
      Une kya bola hai?

      Reply
  7. May 18, 2013 at 6:02 pm
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    Hi, I want to migrate from Pune to Mumbai with the same operator and the same number. Is that possible given that these are in two different telecom circles? Please let me know

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    • June 6, 2013 at 8:00 am
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      Hello Manish,

      As of today, you cannot port inter-state.

      Reply
  8. May 30, 2013 at 7:17 am
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    i applied portablity sss communications bt ther is no responce 37 days will u please solve and give the advise on mallapur hyderabad andhrapradesh sss communications we are not happy to ur process

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    • June 6, 2013 at 7:24 am
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      Hello Pandu,

      Talk to your Idea customer care to give compliant.

      Reply
  9. June 4, 2013 at 9:50 am
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    hiiii sir
    muze port cancel karna hai so pl help mi
    maine 2 hrs. pahle hi req ki or maine porting req form fill nhi kiy or muze idea ka sim mila hai

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    • June 6, 2013 at 7:15 am
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      Hello Rohit,

      Aap customer care pe phone lagao aur port cancel karneka request do.

      Reply
  10. June 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm
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    Is this possible that I can switch my UPE Mobile number to other state?? I don’t want to change my number in other state. want to carry on this number there. Please advice me.

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    • June 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm
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      Hello Dheeraj,

      Currently inter-state mobile number portability is not possible.

      Reply
  11. June 8, 2013 at 9:46 am
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    I like the idea services ,but although we are choosing the English language option for the costumer care information you are not providing that ,moreover when we are trying to talk with little knowledge of Hindi there not getting us instead of that your people are questioning us that ”are you calling for time pass”
    Please think then how a customer can stay with IDEA connection ? That happened to me while called Lucknow(E) today around 2;30 pm .one a girl from your customer care executive replied that ”are you calling for time pass”

    Reply
  12. June 20, 2013 at 7:55 am
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    Hi..
    I am a postpaid customer in Lucknow and has requested for the MNP from Vodafone to Idea.After submitting all the required documents for MNP, Idea charged me 500INR as security deposit.As per my understanding and knowledge,MNP fee is Rs 19/- only.So, why i have been charged with 500 INR?
    Your useful comment is required.

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    • June 21, 2013 at 8:04 am
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      Hello Shadab,

      Although, MNP charges are Rs. 19/- only, it seems the Rs.500/- has been taken as security deposit, because of the Postpaid. They would have asked you Rs. 500/- as security deposit, even you apply for new post paid subscription.
      For more details, talk to your customer care.

      Reply
  13. June 26, 2013 at 9:58 am
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    hi, maine RIM CDMA SE IDEA MEN PORTING KE LIYE APPLY KIYA HAI LEKIN 6-7 DIN HO GAYE ABHI TAT SIM CHALU NAHI HO PAYEE PLS. HELP ME. MY PORT NO. RY735481 DATED 22.06.2013 MY MOBILE NO. 9329452159. SO PLEASE HELP ME.
    THANX

    Ramdayal pal bhopal

    Reply
    • July 13, 2013 at 8:41 am
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      Hello Ram,

      1) Refer to MNP Checklist.
      2) Talk to Ms.Shweta Rai – Reliance at 0755-3031637.
      3) Also, talk to Komal Patnaik – Idea at +0731-40 31 414Extn: 2858.

      Reply
  14. July 5, 2013 at 7:14 am
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    I have break my idea sim accidentally but now I want to port it to vodafone. Now what should I do? Plz help….

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    • July 13, 2013 at 8:57 am
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      Hello Amit,

      Easily you will get another SIM by visiting any Idea office with valid documents.
      And, follow the MNP guidelines.

      Reply
  15. July 13, 2013 at 7:08 am
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    i wanna change my network from airtel to idea? can i apply through online? i m staying in Palghar, Thane district. there is no idea center here. so what can i do? and this is Mumbai sim bt i m staying out of mumbai…(Palghar)

    Reply
  16. July 13, 2013 at 9:59 am
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    HELLO SIR
    i have bsnl number which is of upwest. i am using it in ghaziabad and it always show roaming in here. i want to port it into aircel but it says “message sending failed” when do porting procedure. message never sends. plz tell me if there is another procedure to get the unique code or i have to call bsnl customer care.
    kindly suggest.

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    • August 16, 2013 at 10:17 am
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      Hello Shweta,

      There is no other procedure than sending SMS; call your customer care to get due assistance.

      Reply
  17. July 20, 2013 at 5:01 am
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    Abhaykumar bihar se hu mera no ha 9507753602ye nombar band kar diya gya he. Ye nombar chalu karna he pellis chalu kar dijeye na sr ji

    Reply
    • August 23, 2013 at 9:02 am
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      Hello Abhay kumar.

      Aap najdik wala Idea ki office jayiye, aur woh aapki madat karengi.

      Reply
  18. July 31, 2013 at 3:51 am
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    I was provided a company phone with idea no and it was paid by my company. Now I have left this company but still want to keep the same ides no and will pay the bills on own. The company has given me NOC in name of idea to transger the idea no. What is the procedure to get this no transfered?

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    • August 23, 2013 at 10:07 am
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      Hello Atul,

      Visit nearest Idea office for the Change of Ownership process.

      Reply
  19. August 19, 2013 at 6:33 am
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    Worst service ever MNP from airtel to idea, process is
    1. When idea call for connection, they said it will take 4-5 days.
    2. After 2 days they come to collect docs and Rs. 300 security and say it will take 1 week.
    3. After a week they say, we are looking into it.
    4. Currently its 14th day.
    don’t know who is managing this.

    Reply
  20. September 8, 2013 at 11:00 am
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    sir mera idea me 10 se 12 year purana number hai. last month kisi Vodafone ke worker ne mere number se porting ka msg beja . and code note kiya .but next day Maine porting se mana kar diya. and after 10 days kisi ne mera number vodafone me kisi or ko issue kar diya. and mera number band ho gaya. how can I get my number back. my number is 9814016886 .Maine apna koi I.d ya snap nahi do. my other number is 8437675726

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    • September 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm
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      Hello Sagar,

      You can visit the nearest Vodafone office, report the same and get another SIM by providing required documents.
      Or, approach the local police to take further help.

      Reply
  21. September 14, 2013 at 5:45 am
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    sir,
    i am a user of airtel network i have applied for portability to bsnl i have received my bsnl sim card but it was not yet activated even after the completion of last date of porting

    my number is 7702001555
    port id is AA823843

    PLEASE HELP ME IN ACTIVATION OF MY SERVICE

    thank you

    Reply
    • September 18, 2013 at 5:46 pm
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      Hello Balaji,

      Mr. J. Ravi Chandra – BSNL can assistance you, you can reach him at 944000044.

      Reply
  22. September 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm
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    sir,
    i am a user of idea network i have applied for portability to vodafone i have received my vodafone sim card but it was not yet activated even after the completion of last date of porting

    my number is 7350851780

    PLEASE HELP ME IN ACTIVATION OF MY SERVICE

    thank you

    Reply
    • September 28, 2013 at 8:34 pm
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      Hello Rahul,

      Have you contacted the Vodafone customer care to followup with your MNP request?
      What was the response?

      Reply
  23. September 30, 2013 at 11:59 pm
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    Hello
    I got the portability process started in Mp and had to come to mumbai during the last day of the porting
    I want to change from Airtel to Idea
    Now after 12am both my sims arent working – the new and the old
    I also called 59059 from my new sim but it says chk the number you hv dialed
    What to do…. Plz help

    Reply
    • October 18, 2013 at 4:25 am
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      Hello Anurag,

      Have you contacted both the operators customer care?

      Reply
  24. October 3, 2013 at 10:47 am
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    hi
    I m DOCOMO user in uttrakhand i have done MNP in Idea
    i have submitted form and got new sim on 24/09/2013
    but MNP not completed yet

    Reply
    • October 18, 2013 at 4:35 am
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      Hello Lalit,

      Have you contacted Idea customer care?

      Reply
  25. October 25, 2013 at 3:13 am
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    I wish to port in Idea Cellular & applied for portability. But Idea Cellular has failure to connection to me with my present mobile number. I applied 2 times. After applying I have received a SMS from Idea that my mobile number has send to present operator for approval. Finished the work here. Idea has no other duty. My UPC Code BS713876 against my mobile No.943556025 was validity expired on 22.10.2013. More than one month back, have i to be found any result from Idea..

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  26. October 25, 2013 at 5:24 pm
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    Respected Sir / Madam,
    If you not subscribe me than why your office taken my application for mobile No.943556025 MNP in Idea cellular. My UPC is BS713876 expired on 22.10.2013. I am received a SMS from 55506 on 25th September, 2010 & you say it was under process. Now after one month why you say it could not be subscribed ? I am confuse for negligence of your side.

    Reply
    • November 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm
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      Hello paul,

      Provide your complete number or which state you are from?

      Reply
  27. December 16, 2013 at 9:50 am
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    Can I port to Idea From RGSM

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  28. January 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm
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    call 1900 instead of 1909

    Reply
  29. January 23, 2014 at 6:10 am
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    where can i know tht what offers will be provided to me when i port to idea?

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    • January 24, 2014 at 2:35 am
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      Hello Aashish,

      Contact Idea customer care or Idea website.

      Reply
  30. January 30, 2014 at 8:29 am
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    I switch over from Airtel No. 9960099266 to Idea & made porting thrice But still Airtel No. is not disconnected. Documents also submitted by me twice to Idea Showroom at Mahatma Nagar. Still no reply. what is the reason

    Reply
    • February 28, 2014 at 5:09 am
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      Hello Rajendra,

      Refer to the MNP checklist.
      Have you contacted their customer care? What was the response?

      Reply
  31. February 1, 2014 at 7:31 am
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    hai sir this is kranthi my netive is andhra last week came to bangalore but my bsnl network change to here bsnl its possoble or not…………..?

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    • February 28, 2014 at 5:10 am
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      Hello Kranthi,

      As of now, inter-state Mobile porting is not possible.

      Reply
  32. February 27, 2014 at 4:44 pm
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    hii i want to cancel mobile portability request. i applied for portability from vodafone to idea today but now i dont want to port .it can be cancelled within 24 hrs. Kindly help me immediately

    Reply
    • February 28, 2014 at 6:26 am
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      Hello Sheenam,

      Porting request will be cancelled within 24 hours.
      Call customer care.

      Reply
  33. March 24, 2014 at 6:43 am
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    Hello, i have applied for MNP from airtel to idea on 18 March. I have not received any message as yet. How would i know my status? How many days are required for complete procedure?

    Reply
      • April 8, 2014 at 7:10 am
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        I need to port my number but while sending sms PORT 9579799799 to 1900, i am getting revert that “your request could not be process please try after some time”, I am trying to send this message from last 9 days but facing the same issue. I already raised complaint with your customer care on 198 but not i am not able to connect with the customer care also my call is disconnecting frequently. Please help me to provide the Unique Code for portability
        .

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        • April 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm
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          Hello Pramod,

          From which state you are?

          Reply
        • May 17, 2014 at 9:12 am
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          From Which State/city your?(i think your from MAHARASHTRA)
          From what time your using you number? (whether it has crossed min90days of time)

          Not only your call! But all reliance customer calls are not connecting to 198 or *333.
          Better Visit to nearest Reliance store or Send a E-Mail to Nodal officer.

          If still not getting your reply. Write Me here! I will help you with best way.

          Reply
    • April 9, 2014 at 2:25 pm
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      Hello Vedang,

      just check that you have submitted right UPC Code & documents.

      To know the status of MNP (AirTel to Idea Cellular)
      CALL TOLL FREE NUMBER:|| 1800 270 0000
      Ask them to check the MNP status.

      Even you can check yourself!
      http://www.mnpindia.in/know-your-porting-status.aspx

      Just Go to the provided link & check!
      (UPC, Mobile No must type correctly like provided by the operator)

      Reply
  34. March 28, 2014 at 12:04 pm
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    Hiii,
    i want to do MNP from airtel to idea in mumbai but idea rejected my request due to my number in Maharashtra but airtel person told this number is in Mumbai. so can suggest to me how caN PORT WITH THIS NUMBER??

    Reply
    • April 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm
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      Hello Sampat,

      You can port your mobile number within same circle only, either Mumbai – Mumbai or Maharashtra – Maharashtra.
      Confirm with your mobile operator about the telecom circle.

      Reply
  35. March 31, 2014 at 7:59 am
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    Dear sir
    I have reliance connection in postpaid so i want to port in idea postpaid so plz call this no. 8826408747 and tell me process how to port. only allowed idea team.

    Reply
  36. May 15, 2014 at 5:51 am
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    Hello sir,
    I have applied my airtel number portability into idea cellular, but i have not get any information or message regarding this.
    i have told by idea executives that my number has been port within one week but after 10 days still i have not got any info.

    Reply
      • May 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm
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        sir,
        My existing sim is still working i dont get any message or info from idea about the MNP. pls let me know the status. 12 days happen already.

        Reply
  37. May 24, 2014 at 9:33 am
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    sir
    maine apna no 8285957584 aircel se idea postpaid me 199 wala plan karwaya tha , jo ki abi tak nahi hua, verification b ho gai, sim b mil gai, paise b de diye, m pichle 45 din se try kar raha hu koi response nahi.

    Reply
  38. June 18, 2014 at 8:06 pm
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    I recently ported from BSNL to Idea. After porting I was not able to receive incoming calls from uninor subscribers. Contacted customer care many times but no use. Still the same issue. Getting an error message of “THIS NUMBER DOESN’T EXIST” when the uninor customers contacting me. The same issue with all poted-in Idea customers. Confirmed with my friend. Please resolve the issue.

    Reply
  39. June 23, 2014 at 6:19 pm
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    Dear sir…
    I hv an idea no 9781449988 at punjab nd right now i m posted at nashik, Mahatastra. I need the same no here also. Please help me how can i get

    Reply
    • June 28, 2014 at 11:02 am
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      Hello gautam,

      As of now, Mobile Number Portability is not allowed inter-state.

      Reply
  40. June 25, 2014 at 1:06 pm
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    hi i am jeeva

    i need to change my network for vodafone to our network my number is 9884932176, 8148878198

    Reply
  41. July 6, 2014 at 6:54 pm
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    ITs compulsory in postpaid to submit there paid hard copy to new compny at mnp time if bill is clear already plz tell mee gaurav yadav from agra

    Reply
    • July 8, 2014 at 1:49 pm
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      Hello Gaurav,

      Before giving porting request, you have to clear all the pending bills. Read MNP FAQ’s.
      Whether you provide the Bill receipt or not to new copy, your current Mobile operator will nor release your number, if bills are not paid 100%.

      Reply
  42. July 26, 2014 at 2:53 am
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    Can I Port bsnl kerala sim to any other maharashtra sim

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    • August 14, 2014 at 4:57 am
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      Hello Helen,

      As of now, you cannot port between states. It will be available in 2015.

      Reply
  43. August 13, 2014 at 11:47 am
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    Hi,

    I have requested for MNP from Vodafone to Idea.First a fall it took almost one month for permission from Vodafone with different reasons. Yesterday(12-08-14) I received message from Vodafone that ‘your number portability request is approved and you will receive date time schedule for portability’ . But since, 13-08-14 morning there is no vodafone network n no message also. So I tried Idea sim, it is displaying full range but for incoming and outgoing calls it says ” This number is incorrect. Please check the number” . And no incoming or outgoing messages. Please guide for the same and try to resolve the problem. My mobile numbers are 9923750737,9923750738.

    Thanks,
    Bhakti

    Reply
    • August 14, 2014 at 4:40 am
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      Hello Bhakti,

      Your numbers are still with Vodafone. Kindly Talk to Vodafone Customer care.

      Reply
  44. September 20, 2014 at 9:22 am
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    hiiii sir
    muze port karna hai so pl help mi
    maine 6 bar port ka msg send kiya PORT 7721060567 to 1900. lekin UPC (Unique Porting Code) nahi aaya 8 dinose trai kr raha hu custmar care ko phone lagaya lekin o bataye ki 24 hrs me aa jayega abhitk kuch nahi huva so pls help me

    Reply
    • September 20, 2014 at 12:13 pm
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      Hello Nilesh,

      From state you are? Are you idea customer?

      Reply

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