Reliance Communications (RCom) has started allowing its customers to generate Unique Porting Code (UPC) directly from its website. The UPC Code for MNP option can be found on the right-hand side of the homepage, below the list of options starting with Recharge Online, Bill Payment, etc. Clicking on it opens a popup, where customers needs to enter their RCom mobile number, the SIM number (which is printed on the underside of the SIM card), and an alternate number to receive the UPC code. This was first reported by TelecomTalk. Customers can then approach other telecom service providers with this code to commence the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) process. Last month, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had extended the deadline for RCom customers to port out of the network from January 31, 2018 to March 20, 2018, which itself was an extension of the initial deadline of December 31, 2017. From December 1, 2017, RCom discontinued its 2G/GSM services in Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, UP (East), UP (West), Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala licensed service areas, and its CDMA services in Delhi, Rajasthan, UP (West), Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, West Bengal, Gujarat and Kolkata licensed service areas. Following this, the telco informed that it "has decided to adopt a 4G focused strategy for profitable growth of its wireless business. Accordingly, RCOM will be optimizing its 2G and 3G footprint, and related infrastructure and human resources, with effect from 30 November 2017. The Company’s 4G-led strategy will be executed, as at present, on the…
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