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View Poll Results: MNP: Will you switch operators ?
Yes, I will definitely switch. I think there is a better service provider available in the market. 148 34.91%
Nopes, I am happy with my mobile operator so won't switch. 105 24.76%
No, I will not switch. I am not happy with my operator but I know the others are equally bad. 83 19.58%
Not Sure: Will wait and watch. 88 20.75%
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Old 21st January 2011, 14:07   #136
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just saw a news y'day that MTNL is not charging any switch over fee and is giving a 3G ready Sim for the customers switching over to its network.

though i don't have any experience of MTNL, just thought of sharing it
My dad had a MTNL connection. The coverage was ok but the biggest problem was that to get a refill, he had to go to MTNL office as no one else i.e. normal refill places have MTNL refill cards.

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Old 21st January 2011, 14:27   #137
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In Bangalore, is BSNL in the list of operators that one can switch to? Do they have some offers?

What would be the process of switching to BSNL?
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Old 21st January 2011, 14:33   #138
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For people who are deciding between 50ps a minute and 1ps a second, do note that if most of your calls are more than 2 mins 30 secs, it makes more sense to stick with the 50ps per minute plan.
Check this for some insight: 1 paise per second Vs 50 paise per minute billing for Indian prepaid mobile phones « Raves, Rants and Tips from a Techno Geek
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Old 21st January 2011, 14:38   #139
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In Bangalore, is BSNL in the list of operators that one can switch to? Do they have some offers?

What would be the process of switching to BSNL?
why do you want to switch to bsnl ? I use a 3g prepaid. No offers. Frequent problem of call drops and no customer care at all.
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Old 21st January 2011, 14:44   #140
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Khan, if you do not mind basic handsets, you can switch to Reliance CDMA. Whenever I have visited bangalore, I have seen that people on Vodafone and Airtel have lot of trouble making calls, however reliance CDMA works all the time. Even on new years eve I was able to make and receive calls, when other networks like Airtel etc., just died.
I have used CDMA (Reliance) and Airtel(GSM) both in Bangalore simultaniously, and call quality and drop rate was much better for Reliance.
Of course reliance CDMA also gives you 1p/sec plan for 199/month. Whether you do local/STD/roaming to any phone, its 1p/second

I am switching away from Reliance CDMA because
1. In PB the reliance CDMA network is far from perfect
2. I want a nice phone, and sadly CDMA phones are very limited here.
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why do you want to switch to bsnl ? I use a 3g prepaid. No offers. Frequent problem of call drops and no customer care at all.
BSNL, because it has coverage in the odd places where we frequent on the weekends. Also, have heard that rates are cheap compared to other providers especially 3G plans.

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Khan, if you do not mind basic handsets, you can switch to Reliance CDMA. ...here.
Sirji, i don't even use GPRS on phones and my phone doesn't even have camera. So use it only for making/receiving calls & SMS. BUT am just not comfortable with Reliance. I don't know but they would be the last company for me to switch over to.
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I am switching away from Reliance CDMA because
1. In PB the reliance CDMA network is far from perfect
2. I want a nice phone, and sadly CDMA phones are very limited here.
Both are in the same boat. Currently I'm using Indicom and, my plan is unlimited STD & Local to any Indicom. During long conversation my mobile gets heated and recently I've developed ear problem due to lack voice clarity in handsets. Out of great difficulty bought a Nokia-CDMA device and it stared giving charging problem. Cant leave Indicom at the same not able to find quality handsets.
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IS the MNP interstate? Say I have a number in AP and I am transferred to Mah would the MNP work then?
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A lot of the churn will come based on the service. I know one heavy user of Vodafone is likely to switch out in Lucknow due to bad service and excessive billing. He is on BSNL, Vodafone, Airtel and Reliance. So his options (given he may go for 3G) are limited to Idea and Aircel!

I am waiting for the dust to settle on the 3G issue before dumping my BSNL.
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Sirji, i don't even use GPRS on phones and my phone doesn't even have camera. So use it only for making/receiving calls & SMS. BUT am just not comfortable with Reliance. I don't know but they would be the last company for me to switch over to.
I would not like to have any reliance on Reliance too. Apparently in Mumbai, they had cut off electricity connections for people who did not pay their bills (as they were exorbitantly charged in the first place). I know it is not the same product offering, but they are cut form the same cloth
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Very interesting to read that some (not all) people using airtel want to switch to Tata, people using Tata want to switch to Vodafone and people using vodafone want to switch to Airtel and so on. After reading all this I realise that there is no clear cut winner here in the telecom sector.
The clear winner is the customer - you and me.

Before MNP, changing your mobile number was similar to getting a divorce and then getting remarried.

But with MNP, you mobile has become like a live-in girl-friend. See how things work out for 3 months. If you are not satisfied, break-up and look for another one. Cost of break-up - only Rs 19 and a few hours of down-time.

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I am waiting for the dust to settle on the 3G issue before dumping my BSNL.
Good idea to wait for a while. Why be a guinea pig ?

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Old 21st January 2011, 15:45   #147
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IS the MNP interstate? Say I have a number in AP and I am transferred to Mah would the MNP work then?
Nope, MNP is for changing in the same circle.
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Airtel has send me 5 smses from today morning to tell me how good they are. Attrition is going to be a concern for many.
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Am i the only one wanting to shift to MTNL?
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Old 21st January 2011, 16:07   #150
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Airtel has send me 5 smses from today morning to tell me how good they are. Attrition is going to be a concern for many.
Care to share ? Let us all know how good Airtel thinks it is.

I also have Airtel post paid, I didn't receive any such SMS.

Airtel charges have always been high. They better come up with some new cheaper plans or be prepared to loose the cost conscious customers.

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