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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 28th January 2011, 14:02   #181
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none of the telecom providers are making it any easy to let a customer go to a competitor.

Rules / contractual obligations which were never discussed at the time of sign up, suddenly crop up....and lo, you have to apply all over again with the forms/amount etc.

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Old 28th January 2011, 14:22   #182
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^^ It would be best to throw away the existing sim after exhausting the balance and buy afresh from another SP. That is what I will do if I decide to migrate, MNP my foot!
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^^ It would be best to throw away the existing sim after exhausting the balance and buy afresh from another SP. That is what I will do if I decide to migrate, MNP my foot!
Fine for prepaid, but postpaid you would want to retain your number.
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in my opinion airtel network is the best(only the network, not the customer support). i dont think that switching operator would do any good, but still it is good feature introduced and would increase competitiveness among operators which ultimately result in better service.
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been with Airtel for 10yrs+. they've their set of problems, but i feel they're better than the rest. the infrastructure is next to only BSNL IMO.

just subscribed to 3G, but the network is unstable (teething troubles). gonna stick around for some time and see if they wise up. else its buh bye.
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Old 29th January 2011, 07:44   #186
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Fine for prepaid, but postpaid you would want to retain your number.
I can understand people wanting to retain their numbers, but why specifically postpaid customers?
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In Bangalore ,I have had a frustrating time with Vodafone .Will switch over to another operator soon
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Old 29th January 2011, 18:29   #188
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Did not know where else to put this, but surely feels like the effect of MNP. A friend on Vodafone just got an SMS about 6GB usage on GPRS for 98 bucks!!! Anybody else got any similar messages??

God bless MNP!

BTW, how do we really apply for MNP? and is it launched across the country or in select parts only?
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Mine is BSNL post paid and holding this connection for last 8-9 years!

Will I switch operators?
The answer is 'NO'. I'm actually waiting for rest all BSNL users to switch operator and give me a congestion free network
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Old 29th January 2011, 18:52   #190
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BTW, how do we really apply for MNP? and is it launched across the country or in select parts only?
Launched pan India. Get in touch with the operator you would want to go to. Numbers will be available on their websites
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Myself Porting from Reliance CDMA Postpaid to Bsnl 2g Prepaid. (I already have BSNL 3G)
I was using Reliance cdma since last 4-6 years long. Now a days i miss some sms sent by others, network down in my area. Before i have not faced such problems. So today morning sent sms Port with my number to 1900, within a second received sms with portcode from 1901 which is valid for next 15 days. Today itself filled BSNL prepaid application. They say it will take 7 days max. When SIM is ready, they are going to call me.
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Myself Porting from Reliance CDMA Postpaid to Bsnl 2g Prepaid. (I already have BSNL 3G)
Not sure hows BSNL in KA, but with my BSNL connection I faced a lot of problems. SMS not getting received/delivered. Sometimes you send an SMS and the receiver receives it 5-10 times. Even sometimes I receive SMS sent by others 5-10 times. Its quiet irritating at times.

One more thing, lot of time when I dial a local mobile number, I get a message 'network busy' but if I add a '0' at the start of mobile number I'm dialing, call gets through! Sometimes just opposite. I have to remove '0' and dial to make connection.

I never understood how it works. Regarding BSNL customer care, I would say its a JOKE. Recently I was without connectivity for almost 2 days . I have two more connections, Vodafone ones which keep me connected.

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Old 29th January 2011, 20:50   #193
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Not sure hows BSNL in KA, but with my BSNL connection I faced a lot of problems. SMS not getting received/delivered. Sometimes you send an SMS and the receiver receives it 5-10 times.
Right now in my area and inside house we get only BSNL complete network coverage. For other network we need to run out of house for 1-3 stick range. I know about BSNL CC and their highly educated office stuffs Right now my other 2-3 family members using bsnl mobile and not faced such problem so far. I would like to try my self, or I will say MNP Ki Jai and Port again
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Not me. I believe this portability will make all operators pull up their socks. BPL had already announced no call dropping guarantee, anywhere; on brigdes, flyovers, lifts etc. Similarly the operators now will have to also offer same if not better facilities to their customers to keep them from switching to other operators. Customers-1 : Operators-0.
Ive been using BPL Mobile/Loop Mobile since the past eight years and their service was pretty good when they were 'BPL Mobile' but deteriorated to a large extent when they became 'Loop Mobile'. Ive been having major issues with my Dad's number which gets zero network at his office while his colleagues using other service providers are enjoying full network. So imagine my Dad not being able to use his cell phone from 9am to 6pm for 5 days a week and Loop Mobile continues to send us bills every month without solving the problem. Complaint was made 3 months ago and after 3 months have past they have called us and told us that nothing can be done as they don't have a tower there. My Dad and myself moving to Vodafone. Porting procedure done 10 days ago but not in Vodafone network yet. However, got a message from Vodafone saying that the porting has been rejected due to some contractual obligation or something.

Called up Vodafone who told me to contact Loop. Called up Loop (my one point contact Mr. Shrinivas Pogle) and he told me that because they give me freebees on certain services like minutes free, itemized billing free, CLIP, etc that I am in some contract and it will expire only in May 2011 so I will have to wait till then. I was furious and told him that he will have to show me the contract that I have signed. The call dropped or was disconnected and I couldn't get in touch with this fellow again. I suspect that these mobile operators are unnecessarily harassing customers to retain them. This kind of behavior is obviously not gonna help them.

Called up Vodafone just now for an update on the same and they told me that it will be done in 24hrs latest. No one said anything about any rejection.
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Here is the major shifts after MNP launch:

* Idea bagged a net gain of 12,300 subscribers. (Net gain is the difference between the number of subscribers who left and those who joined)
* Vodafone Essar got a net addition of 11,252 subscribers
* Aircel settled at third position with 3,389 net additions
* Airtel manged to get only 94 customers
* Reliance Communications lost 9,837 subscribers and 192 decided to join it
* BSNL also lost many of its subscribers.
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