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TRAI may cut mobile number portability cost by 80%

TRAI has proposed that the Per Port Transaction charge shall be rupees four.

  • Published: December 19, 2017 8:24 AM IST
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Telecom regulator TRAI started a consultation process to bring down mobile number portability charges from to Rs 4 from Rs 19 levied at present. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in a statement said that considering the upsurge in the volume of porting requests with effect from July 3, 2015, and the financial results of both the mobile number portability service providers (MNPSPs), the present ceiling of Rs 19 is quite high as compared to cost and volumes of transaction involved. Also Read - From today, Reliance Jio users will need to pay up to Rs 480 more for prepaid plans

“The Authority has, therefore, decided that the upper ceiling for per port transaction charge may be reduced as the costs of operations of MNPSPs have substantially gone down,” TRAI said. Also Read - Airtel 5G Mumbai trials show download speeds of 1.2Gbps, upload at 850Mbps

The watchdog in the draft amendment of the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Per Port Transaction Charge and Dipping Charge Regulations has proposed that “the Per Port Transaction charge shall be rupees four.” It has sought public comments on the matter by December 4, 2017. Also Read - Vi prepaid recharge plans July 2021: List of all Vi recharge plans under Rs 500 with benefits, validity

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  • Published Date: December 19, 2017 8:24 AM IST

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