Mobile phone users in the country have to replace SIM cards to avail themselves of the much-awaited mobile number portability (MNP) service which is going to begin on Oct 1. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has earlier announced to introduce the service in the early hour of Oct 1.
All the mobile phone operators, public switched telephone network (PSTN) operators and other gateway operators have already been connected with the platform of the Infozillion Teletech BD, local media reported.
The user intending to switch to new operator under the MNP service has to give related information and documents such as NID number and picture during collection of a new SIM.
On Nov 30 last year, the telecom regulator handed over the MNP license to the joint venture firm Infozillion Teletech BD.
Once the service is introduced, the mobile phone users can port to another operator retaining his/her number unchanged at Taka 50 plus VAT and the process would take highest 72 hours. If any user again wants to change operator, he/she has to wait 90 days.