There are 17Million subscribers in the areas where MNP (Mobile Number Portability) is launched. For those of who you who don’t know what Mobile Number Portability is MNP gives the option to the consumer to change their service provider without changing their Number.
Around 30,000- 35,000 customers in Haryana have requested to change their cellular operator. This number happens to be less than 1% of the 17 million strong consumer base in Haryana. Now the operators have started believing that at this rate, only less than 1.5 per cent of the subscriber base will opt for MNP in the next two months.
Operators have revealed that post-paid subscribers are more likely to request for a change in their operators via MNP and just two to three per cent of the porting requests which are coming from post-paid subscribers, who happen to be only three per cent of Haryana’s subscribers base.
Personally : I am waiting for it’s Country wide release so it will keep the network operators on it’s toes and will force them to improve their service…. For e.g. Vodafone charges 200Rs a month to use 2g/ GPRS and MMS on the iPhone and just Facebook once a day will shoot up your bill to around Rs. 700 just for internet….