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MNP or mobile number portability, allows you to switch your mobile phone operator from one mobile phone network provider to another mobile phone provider and keep your existing mobile phone number... Yes, you can keep your existing mobile phone number. This also applies if you are crossing states across the country (moving Telecom Circles). You can switch your mobile phone operator or stay with the same operator in another state. This will prevent you from incurring roaming charges. The process is termed MNP or mobile number portability. It's quick and very easy to do - follow the instructions above for full details on how to transfer (port) your mobile phone number to a new mobile phone network provider.
MNP (mobile number portability) will incur a charge (Rs 19) (unless your new mobile phone provider pays this fee for you - ask them!).
MNP became available in India from 01 January 2011, however, the national rollout of MNP across all States and Telecom Circles occurred on 3rd July 2015.