What is it? Once this becomes active, we could dump our existing service provider and switch to another one by paying a nominal fee. And the best part is that you can use the same number. So no more sending messages to all friends/relatives/consultants etc. ( link link)
Now, the service provider would have to keep the pace with the market to keep their subscribers. With new plans introduced by companies, the stubborn ones(read vodafone) would have to kick their age old plans and introduce new ones.
I have a corporate connection with vodafone with STD charged at Re 1. Airtel gives the same plan for STD at 75ps. I approached the corporate relations to find out why the vodafone users do not have this facility, I got a reply saying that they do have such a plan, but I am not eligible for the same. There was no reason provided. It just said that I am not eligible. May be I should blame my ‘second name’ for it or just move to a different service provider.
Once the mobile number portability is introduced, I guess I would be soon moving to a cheaper provider.
Now the dog, the small kid and the zoozoos would have to convince me to stay with them.