Nigerians will today begin to enjoy the benefits of porting their mobile phone numbers from one network to another, while still retaining their original numbers.
This will be made possible by today’s launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) across the networks of GSM operators.
In technical parlance, Mobile Number Portability is a process that allows subscribers to migrate from one network to another, in search of quality service, while still retaining their original phone numbers, irrespective of the network the subscriber chooses to migrate to.
NCC in its released guidelines for MNP, made porting free of charge for subscribers, but insisted that subscribers could port their numbers once every 90 days.
Optimistic that the portability launch would benefit both subscribers and the operators, Director of Public Affairs at NCC, Tony Ojobo told THISDAY that MNP would lead to quality service and increased healthy competition among operators, in addition to the introduction of value added services by the operators to attract more subscribers to their various networks.