Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Fate of Uninor substribers hangs in balance, boon for Airtel and Vodafone

Fate of Uninor substribers hangs in balance, boon for Airtel and Vodafone
Photo courtesy Times of India

With the Supreme Court order dated 15.2.2013, Uninor has to shut shop in Mumbai circle.  Uninor, which is a JV between Telenor and Unitech has been facing problems since its launch in India.  Despite having big fat pockets from its home company, it has been unable to dig into the Indian mobile market, the way Vodafone and Bharati Airtel has done.


With Supreme Court sounding the death knell for Uninor Mumbai users, fate of Uninor subscribers hangs in balance.  Uninor has aroung 18 lakh (1.8 million) subscribers in Mumbai.  Now they have no choice but to shift to some other operator.  The main operators in Mumbai are Airtel, Vodafone, Loop, MTNL, Reliance and Tata DoComo.  

Best possible way is to port your existing number to any of the above named operator.  This will help you in keeping the existing number and you don't have to re-verify yourself again with the new operator.  The physical verification is a must, now in Mumbai.

Another piece of advice is to stick to Government owned MTNL, that way at least you are guaranteed of not going through another closure like you are now facing.  

MTNL services may not be that blazing fast or anything but it has a pretty decent network in Mumbai region.  If you live further towards Nalasopara, Virar etc. go for Airtel because the coverage of Airtel is far better from others.

You can port you number at the below given web addresses.  They give you full tutorial of the porting process.



3. Airtel

4. MTNL


Hope this mitigates your problems to some extent.  Please post your comments for any other information you may want.  If you are a prepaid user please read my blog dated 25.2.2013.  You will get refund for your prepaid balance

Vijay Prabhu


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