Pakistan Telecom working on launching Mobile Number Portability

Dawn reports that Pakistan Telecom is working toward Mobile Number Portability. All major countries have already adopted this to prevent carriers from locking in users. From the article: “The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is working to launch mobile number portability (MNP) from November, enabling a subscriber of a cellular company to change his network operator without changing the number”. The competition is about to get stiffer. It seems to me like this is to help Telenor and Warid ease into the mobile market. Bad news for the current mobile phone carrier, great news for us.

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3 Responses to “Pakistan Telecom working on launching Mobile Number Portability”

  1. haq says:

    where do the prefixes go?I’m not sure how this is going to be implemented but with the current number prefix scheme (0300, 0345 etc), it seems that it will not that effective. I’d still need to tell my contacts to change my prefix. Would be great if the prefixes are throw away and we get one umbrella prefix for all mobile carriers in Pakistan.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You aren’t required toYou aren’t required to change your pre-fix once MNP is implemented. The whole deal is, keep the number, get any service.

  3. Anonymous says:

    LOL! Dude, it takes to darnLOL! Dude, it takes to darn long to register–thanks to dial-up. Who you’re callin coward ;-)

    good job with PTN!