The Indian telecom regulator TRAI has informed that according to data provided by service providers, about 38.33 lakh subscribers have submitted number porting requests by the end of February 2011.The maximum number of requests in Zone-I(North and West India),have been received in the states of Gujarat-2.65 lakh and Rajasthan-3.14 lakh, where MNP was introduced in January 2011. Haryana, where the service was made available in November 2010, received a total of 3.20 lakh porting requests. Jammu & Kashmir registered the lowest number of requests at 1291.

In Zone-II(South and East India), Karnataka leads, with 3.18 lakh customers requesting for number porting, followed by Tamil Nadu, which received 2.76 lakh requests. There were just 1863 requests from the North East circle.

The TRAI has not specified how many of these requests went through successfully and how many were rejected. It has however said that in view of the large number of rejections and complaints, it is in the process of verifying the correctness of the port rejections done by service providers on a sample basis. It listed out the reasons for rejections as Incorrect Unique Porting Code, Non-completion of 90 days since the subscriber acquired the connection, existing contractual obligations and outstanding dues.

View: TRAI Press Release