Mobile Number Portability or MNP is the facility provided by most telecom carriers in India for users to switch to a new mobile operator without having to change their existing number. However, with most mobile operators, an MNP status check can be a hindrance as you may have to go through several steps and service executives to check your porting status. Apart from this, there are several other issues users can face when they plan to port numbers, such as long hours of service interruption (downtime), excessive documentation, vague details about the time taken to complete the MNP process, etc.
Meanwhile, Airtel allows you to track MNP status online so that you can stay on top of the process and never have to worry about unexpected service interruptions.
Tracking MNP Status Online
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) mandates the maximum time taken to port your number should never exceed more than 4 days and, as a result, you are often left wondering about your MNP status throughout this period. If you wish to port your number to Airtel postpaid, this task of MNP status checking becomes quite seamless and, that too, at the touch of a fingertip! All you need to do is follow the 5 simple steps mentioned below to have a hassle-free MNP experience with Airtel’s end-to-end assistance.
Select an Airtel Plan
The first and foremost step is to visit the Airtel website and choose your desired Airtel postpaid plan. There are several postpaid monthly rental plans available for people who wish to port their number to Airtel. With these Airtel postpaid plans, you can avail of Airtel platinum benefits as well as enjoy unlimited downloads.
Confirm Port-in Request
After you have selected the desired Airtel postpaid plan, you need to confirm the port-in request so that your MNP process can be initiated. This can be done by sending an SMS to 1900 to generate your Unique Porting Code (UPC). This will automatically assign a dedicated Airtel executive to take care of the entire process for you.
Free Same Day Delivery
Your dedicated Airtel executive will visit you at your address and deliver your new Airtel postpaid SIM to you on the very same day. Your dedicated Airtel executive will also walk you through the entire procedure and ensure that your MNP experience with Airtel is as smooth as can be.
Check MNP Status
You now need to wait for a maximum of 2 days before your new Airtel postpaid SIM is active. During this time, you can easily do an MNP status check by downloading the Airtel Thanks App on your mobile and following the steps mentioned within the app. You will need your existing mobile number and your Unique Porting Code (UPC) to check your porting status.
Insert SIM and Enjoy Airtel 4G
Finally, once your mobile number portability process is complete and your new Airtel postpaid SIM is active, you need to remove the existing SIM card in your mobile phone and insert the new Airtel SIM card. You are now part of the Airtel family and can begin to enjoy all the benefits that come with Airtel postpaid.
Other Challenges & Solutions
Let’s look at some of the key issues you may face and the simple solutions for each of them when you port to Airtel postpaid.
Zero Downtime when Porting to Airtel
Downtime refers to the amount of time your existing SIM card will remain out of service during the entire process of your mobile number portability. Due to extremely long hours of service interruption during your MNP process, most people hesitate to go ahead with it and instead just take a new SIM card from a mobile operator of their choice. However, when porting to Airtel, you get an assured zero downtime during the day and will only experience a few minutes of downtime during the night.
Airtel Thanks App for seamless MNP
Whether it is an MNP status check, making online payments, or even purchasing new plans from a new mobile operator, some users face discomfort going through too many tiring digital processes during your MNP process. If you wish to port numbers to Airtel, all you have to do is download the Airtel Thanks mobile app and you can begin your MNP process as well as check your porting status on a single platform.
Minimal Documentation when Switching to Airtel
Another hassle that most users face during their MNP is the need for excessive and tiresome documentation. Some mobile operators may require multiple proofs of ID and address documents as well as several other documents to simply begin your mobile number portability process. When porting to Airtel, all you need is one ID and address proof document each along with the existing mobile number that you wish to port. It really is that easy!
48 Hours MNP with Airtel
There is often a lack of clarity regarding the estimated time it takes to complete your MNP process. For some mobile operators, it may take 24 hours to even a few days, and for this reason, users often hesitate to port numbers. However, when porting to Airtel postpaid, you are given an assurance of 48 hours as the estimated time needed for your mobile number portability.
Since Airtel has initiated such a seamless mobile number portability process, several users have been porting to Airtel postpaid due to the assurance of better connectivity and almost limitless downloads. Moreover, with the simple steps mentioned above to track your porting status on the Airtel Thanks App, all the roadblocks to MNP which had previously made users hesitant to port numbers have been removed. Furthermore, with no daily data limits and a month-end bill payment facility, there is an easy and automatic conversion of your existing mobile number into Airtel postpaid, with which you can enjoy its several perks and premium services.
*Once your MNP procedure has been completed and you've joined the Airtel family, you can opt for Airtel Black which allows you to combine two or more Airtel services in one plan!