How do you PORT your number to other operator?

How to PORT your number to other operator? Here we have given how to port your number to other operator. Every one of us may have one primary number which we have given to all. So if we buy a new SIM from other operator we may miss all contacts. Don't worry here we have given the steps to get a new sim in the same primary number with other operators.

How do you PORT your number to other operator?


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Nowadays every one may have many SIM cards in Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL, Jio, etc. Even though we have many sim we will use one number as primary number. For everything we give the same number.  For example, you may use Jio as the Primary number.

Due to some reasons you may want to transfer your number from Jio to Airtel. But if you go to the shop, and get new SIM card they will give you new number. So all the contacts of the primary number may be missed. 

We want to get a new SIM card from other operators but the number should be in primary number. Is it possible to get a new SIM card from other number from your same primary number? Yes.

But you may think I have Vodafone SIM card and so tell me the procedure for Vodafone. Don't worry. You may have whatever SIM card like Vodafone, Idea, Jio, Airtel, etc. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI) has standardised the the procedure and the procedure now is same for all. So follow the procedure which we have given below.

Below mentioned are the steps to port your number:

Step 1: Send an SMS from your mobile which you want to PORT as below mentioned format.

PORT to 1900

(For example, if your mobile number is 9876543210 then type the message as the following. PORT 9876543210 and send it to 1900)
Note that because of security reasons those who are in Jammu & Kashmir will have to call 1900 to verify the identity.

Step 2: You will receive an SMS that contains the UPC (Unique Porting Code) which you have to use for the process of porting.

Step 3:  Visit the nearest telecom service store and you have to submit a passport size photograph and identity proof with your UPC (the port number you received via SMS).

 For identity proof give any one of the following with self-attested.
1)Driving License,
2) Passport,
3) Aadhaar Card,
4) Voter ID, or
5) Pan Card.

As an address proof you can submit a copy of
1) The Rent agreement,
2) Landline Bill,
3)Electricity Bill, or
4) A three month of your bank statement.
If you're a post-paid customer, a copy of your last bill shall be submitted.

Step 4: Once you hand-over the required documents, a new SIM card will be given to you from the store. Depending on the service provider, you'll be charged up to Rs.19/- for porting. (For some operators you have to recharge initially after porting in any plan)
You can withdraw your porting request within 24 hours of applying.


The process usually takes seven working days to complete. For Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, and North East, it may take up to 15 days. Your new mobile service provider will keep you updated about the date and time of porting via SMS.

You will get the new SIM card in the same primary number. 

You can continue using your existing SIM. Once that stops working, you should replace it with the new one. There will be two hours service disruption during the transition.
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