Telecom Regulator has reduced that fee from Rs 19 to Rs 4. Consumers have to pay in mobile number portability. TRAI argued for reducing the fees that the operational cost of mobile number portability providers has decreased over the last 2 years.

While the number of requests for porting has increased and given this, it would be wrong to keep cost per transaction more costly. Let the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) invite comments from related parties till December 29, keeping this proposal in front of all the companies.

Transaction charge per port (Rs 19) was estimated on the basis of estimated financial data and information provided by 2 MNP service providers in 2009. He said, “Considering the increase in the volume of both the MNP providers’ financials and porting requests in the last two years, the opinion of the Authority is that the current limit of Rs 19 is quite high considering the cost and volumes of the transaction.” Thus, the Authority has proposed to keep a maximum of 4 rupees per transaction. – TRAI said

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