We come across many people who want to change their telecom provider but they are somehow attached to their existing phone number and do not want to change it. If you too are in such a situation and want to switch to a new telecom postpaid service provider, you can do it without any hassle. One of the best telecom providers in the country is Bharti Airtel that often comes up with a wide variety of plans and benefits. It is very simple to switch to Airtel from your current telecom provider. Want to know how? Here you go:
- You have to visit the website of Airtel and choose a postpaid plan that you think is right for you.
- Once you select a plan, you can confirm a port-in request.
- One of their executives will visit you and collect all your documents and deliver you the SIM.
- You can insert the SIM into your mobile phone/Smartphone, and start enjoying the service.
You can also visit the nearby Airtel store with all the required documents such as address and ID proof and get started with your MNP to Airtel. The mobile number gets activated after the documents are verified, and the entire porting process takes 48 hours if you are porting within the same state. The Unique Porting Code (UPC) is generated after validation of your account by TRAI and you need it before placing your port-in request. Earlier, the validity of UPC was 15 days but now it has been reduced to 4 days. As you place your request, the UPC is delivered within 5 minutes.
If you want to cancel your porting request even after submitting documents, you can do it within 24 hours. However, you need to clear all your overdue payments with the previous operator. Failing this may result in disconnection from the new operator even if the porting has been done. If it happens, you have to clear all the overdue payments with the previous operator within 60 days, and then your new connection will be reactivated.
How to check MNP status?
If you want to do a MNP status check, you can do it in just a few clicks. All that you need to do is to install Airtel Thanks App on your Smartphone and check the real-time MNP status of your order. For inter-circle port-in, it does not take more than 4 days. However, for regions like NESA and J&K, it takes around 15 days.
The porting of the mobile number from one operator to Airtel is usually done after midnight, and your number will remain inactive for not more than two hours. You will be informed about the same through SMS from Airtel.
Once your porting has been done properly, you can change the plan after using the current one after a month. There are several postpaid Airtel plans available, and you can choose any and start getting the benefits.
Porting from another network operator or prepaid service to postpaid service in Airtel is the easiest thing you will come across. You just have to place the request and it will be done at ease.