According to the recent announcement of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the service of the telecom company Aircel Users will be discontinued from November 1. In such a situation, if 7 crore users of Aircel do not port their number to other network by 31 October, then their number will be deactivated and will not be activated again.
Actually, in the beginning of 2018, Aircel stopped its services due to tough competition. In February 2018, Aircel asked TRAI to provide unique porting codes (UPC) so that its customers can continue the service without porting the mobile number. According to the TRAI report, Aircel currently has around 70 million (7 crore) users. If they do not port the number before the due date, then their number will be closed forever.
When Aircel stopped the service in the year 2018, it had 90 million users i.e. 9 crore users. On 22 February 2018, Aircel asked TRAI to provide additional UPC for its customers.
On 28 February, TRAI gave additional code to Aircel. According to Telecom Talk, the available data shows that between 28 February 2018 to 31 August 2019, about 19 million Aircel customers opted for MNP i.e. to have their number ported. Now after this order of TRAI, customers of Aircel and Dishnet will have to get their number ported to another network by 31 October.
When Aircel stopped its service, the company gave the facility to customers to generate UPC through the website. However, the website is not working at this time and now users have to manually generate UPC to get the number ported.
For this, after manually selecting the network, the customers will have to go to the message and type PORT, after which type their Aircel mobile number and send it to 1900. A unique porting code (UPC) will arrive at your number in a few minutes. Go to the store of the telecom service provider you want to use, and with the help of UPC code, your number will be ported to another network. This whole process takes about a week.