Mobile Number Portability is also new service offered by all mobile service providers that allows you to switch over to another service provider while retaining your existing mobile phone number.This process is called porting. Number portability continues to grow in popularity, creating more competitive markets and greater choice for subscribers. Deployments of any size demand close collaboration between regulators and service providers. And overall success hinges on unwavering technical and consultative support from a leading number portability specialist. Our Number Portability Clearinghouse serves as a central point and number repository that ensures any number can be easily ported between any of the operators in Nigeria. By operators utilizing the same set of rules for handling port requests, number exchanges occur quickly and accurately. The clearinghouse further improves number porting administration by controlling and tracking the flow of messages.
You will however require a new SIM card from the network you join.
What are the benefits of Mobile Number Portability to the customer?
It also Reduces switching cost in aspects like – cost of updating marketing and business materials, notifying family members, repainting business vans because of changed numbers e.t.c.
What are the benefits of Mobile Number Portability to the network providers?
It boosts the level of open competition among networks operators Easier for new entrants to gain market share Acts as incentive for service providers to improve on quality of service and customer satisfaction
ICN in collaboration with her International partners Telcordia and Saab Grintek are therefore poised to implement the Number Portability service in Nigeria according to the provisions of the contract awarded the group.