A new revolution has kicked-in, in the Indian mobile industry called Mobile Number Portability (MNP) using which a customer can easily retain his/her mobile number even while moving from one operator to another.
Migration from CDMA to GSM Operator with MNP
There are still lots of confusion in the minds of mobile users whether or not they can move their CDMA numbers (Reliance CDMA, TATA Indicom or MTS) to a non-CDMA (GSM) operator. Well, the answer is YES! A CDMA customer can migrate or port a CDMA number to GSM operator or vice-versa by following the same procedures mentioned on our previous post: Mobile Number Portability: Procedure, Charges and FAQs.
Procedure for porting CDMA number to GSM
Here’s a summary of what you need to do for moving from CDMA to GSM with same number:
- SMS: Port<space>your mobile number to 1900
- Get your unique porting code (UPC) via SMS and submit it to the new operator (GSM/CDMA) along with prescribed fees of Rs. 19 and other documents & photo
- Wait for 5-7 days before your CDMA number gets ported to new GSM operator.