MNP means mobile number portability (MNP). This service was launched on 1st Oct 2018. So after launching this service. Bangladesh is the 72nd Country who has this service. MNP service in Bangladesh is the most popular service in the telecom sector.
If you are interested to change your mobile operator, you have to visit nearest customer care to complete the process.
Cost for MNP
Cost is two types. One is if you want to transfer mobile operator within 24 hours, you need to pay extra 100 TK including MNP charge 50 TK for switching from one operator to another.
If you change your mobile operator within 72 hours, you need to pay only MNP charge 50 TK only.
After switching one operator to another, next switching will be available after 90 days it means before 90 days you don’t have any option for another swithing from one to another.
BTRC took the initiative from 2009 but prograss was very poor. after long discussion and several meeting, Parliamentary Standing Committee decided to give permission.
MNP will enhance competition between the operators. Singapore is the first country using this service since 1997 and India and Pakistan using this service a few years ago.
BTRC thinks that this service helps customer and operators. It also ensure level playing fields.
Only 1/2 percent of 15 crore mobile users know about this service. if the service to spread to mass people. There will be massive change in future.