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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 4th January 2014, 01:55   #391
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@vinu_h: Had I known the news about Vodafone in talks of gaining its own 3G network through the deal, I'd have held back on porting to Cellone after being with Vodafone for nearly nine years.

On Cellone I get a lot of spam SMSes even after registering with 1909 several times. With Vodafone I could forward the spam message details to 1909 and have them block it for me, that option doesn't seem to exist with Cellone.
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Old 4th January 2014, 07:33   #392
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@vinu_h: Had I known the news about Vodafone in talks of gaining its own 3G network through the deal, I'd have held back on porting to Cellone after being with Vodafone for nearly nine years.

On Cellone I get a lot of spam SMSes even after registering with 1909 several times. With Vodafone I could forward the spam message details to 1909 and have them block it for me, that option doesn't seem to exist with Cellone.
The papers will tell you when they're closer to the deal; you could port back then.

Do you have Windows phone 8 in your phone ? It lets you block SMS.
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The papers will tell you when they're closer to the deal; you could port back then.

Do you have Windows phone 8 in your phone ? It lets you block SMS.
Yes, I hope Vodafone makes it.

No, I have iOS7. It has a block feature too, but there are so many senders.
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Old 10th January 2014, 17:58   #394
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I am facing extreme problem with Airtel in Maharashtra.
Mainly to do with the EDGE connection that I have (I refuse to take 3G unless they give appropriate service for 2G/E). The problems are very intermittent connectivity, and extremely poor speed (less than 20 kbps) when you do get connection. I can assure you that all this while the signal is always full, and E symbol is also displayed.

Anyone else also facing the same?
Any recommendations who I should port to? I have tested Idea and it appears to work fine.
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Old 10th January 2014, 20:56   #395
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Anyone else also facing the same?
Any recommendations who I should port to? I have tested Idea and it appears to work fine.
Airtel does not have 3G license in MH. So far they were illegally providing the 3G services which would have stopped after DoT action.

Idea and Vodafone are good. I use Vodafone in Pune. Satisfied. Would recommend to test, using friends' phones, the strength of both Vodafone and Idea at your home and workplace before deciding one of these.
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Airtel does not have 3G license in MH.
But I get calls regularly from Airtel to shift to 3G!
Also does your 3G work on roaming? (That is while visiting other cities where Vodafone didn't purchase the 3G license)
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But I get calls regularly from Airtel to shift to 3G!
Also does your 3G work on roaming? (That is while visiting other cities where Vodafone didn't purchase the 3G license)
The decision from DoT came about 2 months back. Have you received any calls during last 2 months? If yes, I am not sure how they are managing it.

My travel is limited within Maharashtra (Mumbai included) so I haven't faced problems here since Vodafone has license for both these circles but I am not sure about other states.
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Guys i am porting my number from Docomo to vodafone. I need to discuss 2 things.

1. I have given the porting request on Saturday and i got the sim from them on Saturday, they said it will take a week and no updates as of now, should i wait till Saturday or should i go to the shop and talk to them? is there some way i can check the status online?

2. The guy at vodafone said they are acquiring docomo, is it true or another bunch of bull?


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Guys i am porting my number from Docomo to vodafone. I need to discuss 2 things.

1. I have given the porting request on saterday and i got the sim from them on saterday, they said it will take a week and no updates as of now, should i wait till saterday or should i go to the shop and talk to them? is there some way i can check the status online?

2. The guy at vodafone said they are aquiring docomo, is it true or another bunch of bull?

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Please wait and porting will happen in due time. The previous operator provides your information to the new operator and only when your dues are cleared they give the new operator the go ahead.
I ported my airtel number to Vodafone, very happy from this decision. Airtel did act funny and did not provide the info and Vodafone guys stopped my outgoing calls saying my previous dues were pending with airtel and then I showed the receipts and after one whole day of running around the out going calls were resumed. This was done by airtel.
Must say my monthly bills have reduced by 30% after switching to Vodafone. Its been an year now and many times I get calls from airtel to use their services.
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Guys doing the MNP - a lesson learnt from me. Make sure you guys clear all of your dues with your previous operator before switching. I did not know I had a due with my previous operator and switched, and guess what? In two weeks' time of switching with the new operator, there goes my SIM dead out of nowhere without any warning! And there is no goodwill activation right until that due is settled. There is representative of every network provider sitting in each of these operator's offices to take care of this. And I, having that corporate SIM, had one hell of a time to activate it back by paying the dues. There is no alternative to it, as to goodwill temporary activation/settling the same online. One has to go to the new operator's outlet! None of these guys understand how much corporate networks are important in one's day to day life!

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Guys doing the MNP - a lesson learnt from me. Make sure you guys clear all of your dues with your previous operator before switching. I did not know I had a due with my previous operator and switched, and guess what? In two weeks' time of switching with the new operator, there goes my SIM dead out of nowhere without any warning! And there is no goodwill activation right until that due is settled. There is representative of every network provider sitting in each of these operator's offices to take care of this. And I, having that corporate SIM, had one hell of a time to activate it back by paying the dues. There is no alternative to it, as to goodwill temporary activation/settling the same online. One has to go to the new operator's outlet! None of these guys understand how much corporate networks are important in one's day to day life!
Service provider whom you are leaving plays this on every customer they are loosing. My case it was Airtel. After paying the dues they still tried to harass me by building up some dues which were on my account even when I switched off their Sim card. I spoke with their seniors in zonal office and finally everything was sorted but it took time and patience. The monthly bill did drop after changing over as Airtel is known to produce false bills. If customers note and make noise about it then they review them and all reviews lead to the same result...sir/madam since you are one of our very valuable customer we are given you a discount and letting off 15% of the total amount.
Which is actually a cover up. I know about this as a close friend of mine worked in telecom for sometime
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Looks like everyone is having a tough time with Airtel; the largest operator and bully out there. They'll have a really tough time if/when Vodafone acquires Tata Teleservices.
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Ok what happens with the dues when you are shifting in between the billing cycles (you don't have this under your control)?

The reason I ask this is because Airtel has a peculiar way of billing the internet usage in Rs/KB, and then giving deductions based on the plan we have.
What this means is that in the bill it will be shown Rs 10000 = mobile internet usage.
- Rs 9500 = discounts.
Therefore the net bill would amount to Rs 500

If someone leaves midway - then his pending internet bill would amount to Rs 5000!
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I was wondering if its possible to port from Postpaid (Vodafone) to prepaid (Airtel) directly or do have to port to airtel via Postpaid and then convert it to prepaid?

Thank you!
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I was wondering if its possible to port from Postpaid (Vodafone) to prepaid (Airtel) directly or do have to port to airtel via Postpaid and then convert it to prepaid?

Thank you!
IMO, convert to Vodaphone prepaid and then port to Airtel prepaid. No question of outstanding payments
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