Economic Times speculates – “Keep the number, kick the network“! Under number portability, a subscriber can retain his number even while switching to a new operator.
This could be big news for the Indian telecom industry and its users. With number portability, operators loose their biggest stickiness-factor i.e. number lockin. This is good in general for the consumer since the operator has to do more to please him. Also, Value Added Services (Data) could be a major beneficiary.
“We will come out with the consultation paper on mobile number portability within two weeks,