Even though TSPs provide high-speed data these days, we sometimes face the problem of slow network. Mostly frustrating when you are about to pay online, or are in a video call and it gets stuck in the middle. Poor network coverage, ‘inadequate service provision’, forces customers to switch to another network. Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service allows seamless transfer from one network to another without changing the mobile number. If you are planning to port your SIM, here is how you can do it. In this article, we explain how to switch from existing VI number to Airtel.
How to port sim from vodafone to airtel
- Open the ‘Messages’ app on your phone.
Start a new conversation with the number ‘1900’ (1900 is a USSD code).
After that type ‘port’ space ‘your mobile number’ and send SMS. (The port is case sensitive and is to be typed in capital letters only).
Once the message is delivered, you will get an SMS containing the UPC (Unique Porting Code) against your porting request.
After receiving SMS with your UPC, visit your nearest Airtel Store.
At the store, ask the customer support executive to help you with the formalities.
You will then be asked to submit your documents which include address proof- Aadhar card, PAN card, voter ID or driving license and a passport size photograph.
After the documents are verified, you will have to pay the portability fee.
The store operator will complete the process and provide a new Airtel SIM card. The porting process takes about four to seven business days, and once the porting process is complete the current SIM card will no longer work.
Talking about the eligibility for porting, the user should have used the existing SIM card for more than 90 days and no bill amount should be due.
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