Aircel rolls out National Mobile Number Portability

SRINAGAR: One of India’s leading telecom service providers, Aircel, Friday launched National Mobile Number Portability (NMNP) aligned to the government’s mandate to roll out the service from July 3.
The “landmark step” enables customers from across the country to easily shift from one state to another without having to face the ordeal of changing their mobile numbers, the company said in a release here.
It said its subscribers only need to present a Unique Porting Code (UPC), which is generated easily by sending an SMS to the advised short code from any location, to their preferred Aircel retail outlet along with valid documents, in order to enable NMNP.
“Aircel has successfully cemented its place as a brand that has the best interests for its consumers, encouraging uniformity in offerings,” it said.
Earlier this year, it said, Aircel launched the lowest-ever unlimited Aircel-to-Aircel roaming, STD and Local calls at just 10p/min, calling it ‘Uniting India @ 10p/min’.
More recently and in another industry-first initiatives, the company introduced ‘Five States, One Rate’ to its customers in South India, enabling roaming on the Aircel network with free incoming calls while travelling Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it said.