Freedom of Choice to start from 20th Jan 2011The new scheme of the Telecom Department, Freedom Of Choice, will come into effect from 20th Jan 2011. According to this plan, a cell phone user can switch his mobile network as he pleases, at the same time retaining his old number. All the major networks are included. The cost would be just Rs. 19.
How to do it?
SEND AN SMS TO 1900 IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT: PORT (YOUR MOBILE NO.) brackets not needed
yOU WILL GET AN SMS REPLY THAT CONTAINS A UNIQUE CODE.
SMS TO THE PREFERRED OPERATOR QUOTING THIS UNIQUE CODE.
yOUR EXISTING OPERATOR WILLL CHECK WITH THE NEW OPERATOR, AND IF THERE ARE NO DUES, THEN APPORVAL WILL BE GIVEN FOR PORTING.
YOU WILL RECEIVE AN SMS INTIMATING YOU ABOUT THE DATE AND TIME OF PORTING. RULES STATE THAT THE PROCESS SHOULD BE COMPLETED WITHIN 4 DAYS OF APPLYING.
AFTER PORTING IS COMPLETE, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN SMS FROM YOUR NEW OPERATOR. DURING PORTING YOUR PHONE MAY BE DEAD FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS.
So get ready for the new fun!