Mobile Phone Portability

Finally, this has been announced as a sure thing. I’ve heard of the intention since 2003 itself, but progress in this has been so slow, due to one of the major telco’s reluctance in the effort. Anyway, that is the past. What is coming is the ability to change your mobile phone plans while retaining your existing number. It will only cost RM25 for each change.

That will certainly drive the price downwards; which is a very good thing for consumers in the long run!

🙂

Full article can be read from: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/8/28/nation/20080828115854&sec=nation

Mobile phone users can now enjoy the freedom of switching network service providers without having to forego their original phone number (including the prefix).

Effective Friday, the service will be extended to users with prepaid mobile phone numbers in the Klang Valley. Postpaid users can start enjoying the facility in two weeks.

“Service providers are allowed to charge up to RM25 each time a subscriber changes their mobile phone service provider. This will give the users choice and freedom to choose their service providers without the inconvenience of having to change their numbers.

“The nationwide launch for the MNP will be in October,”

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