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How to change to BSNL under Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

Government owned mobile operator BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) is attracting mobile customers who likes to switch in to its network through Mobile Number Portability (MNP). BSNL has also welcomed its new customers coming from other networks through different offers. You may like to know the process for switch in to BSNL from AIRTEL / IDEA/ Vodafone / Reliance / Uninor / Aircel etc. Here is the simple process to change to BSNL (Cell One) under MNP.

1. You need to send a SMS to 1900 after typing ‘Port space present 10-digit mobile number’ from your mobile. For example ‘Port your existing mobile number’.
2. After sending the SMS, you will receive eight-digit unique porting code (UPC).
3. After receiving the UPC code number, you must visit the nearest customer service centre of BSNL or authorised dealer within a fortnight to finish the remaining process under their guidance.
4. The people at Service Center / Authorised Dealer shall give you two application forms. These are 1. Normal mobile application form and 2. Porting request form. BSNL will issue a new SIM card after submission of these two application forms.
5. On approval of your porting request, the new mobile service provider (BSNL) will inform the date and time for changing SIM card in your phone. The company shall complete automatic migration process to BSNL network within a week.

One important condition for switch in is customers should be availing present network at least for the past 90 days. You can migrate to BSNL network anytime after using the existing network for 90 days. That means you can not change to BSNL under MNP if you are using the other network for less than 90 days. GSM, CMDA mobile subscribers and 3G customers also can change their service providers while retaining their existing numbers.

BSNL Offers for Switch-In Customers from Other Netwroks

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32 thoughts on “How to change to BSNL under Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

  1. mandeep

    if u want 2 free recharge your sim simply ((only in bsnl ))
    recharge of rs. 16.55
    that will free your message
    send pstd to 55055
    a message comes if not then type
    “act pstd free” to 1909 and 55055
    your account will successful recharge of
    RS. 45.99
    thank you!


    Would like to change to bsnl from airtel. This is a bsnl number only. For office use changed t to airtel. but not happy. So please change this to bsnl again.

  3. giridhari patra

    I have a Tata Indicom cdma set want to change using MNP to BSNL /Reliance. please guide me on my BSNL NO. 08986759106

  4. Paramashivaiah K S

    Dear sir I am change my Mobile No from Airtel to BSNL How to Change its Very Urgent Becaus Network Problam from airtel

  5. srinivas

    Sir, i want to convert my Airtel GSM No. to BSNL gsm through MNP. but do we have Lifetime offer, how much it cost? Which is economical Excel, Vennela or Ananth. Plz reply

  6. abir

    sir, i am airtel castomer from lst 7yrs in westbengal. i want to khow about how change my airtel operator to reliance smart . I need some help regarding this ....
    Abir koley


    I am bank officer and our bank has changed our vendor from Airtel to BSNL. Earlier Airtel was giving every type of service with the consent of officer but now BSNL has discountinued ISD facility. I paid required fee on 7/3/12 but till today i.e. 9/3/12 my ISD facility is not resotred. Kindly help

  8. Suresh


    I need the Number portability procedure from T24 to Bsnl and what are the plans available for Switch-In customers.

    Suresh D.

  9. Sai

    I Want to change my number from TATA DOCOMO to BSNL through INTERNET.Please reply me how can I do this through INTERNET

  10. satyajith

    hi..i'm currently using vodafone network and i want to change it to bsnl without changing my number..the procedure is familiar to me but my doubt is the present vodafone number that i'm using is not on my name..i.e., the proofs submitted for it were'nt was my brother's friend's sim and i got it from my brother almost 3 years ago..during the MNP procedure we'll be asked to submit proofs..what should i do now?

  11. Kalokhe Rajendra Namdeo

    Hi i have two bsnl number one is krushi 7588172367 and another is 9423023261 i want to convert my this number in to krushi and wish to surrender 7588172367

  12. bharat

    I have two BSNL number use last ten years, but last 15-20 days working not properly in our area(range approx. 5to 6 km) i want to change it to bsnl without changing my number..the procedure is familiar to me, I need some help regarding this ….

  13. mothi

    before i thought i wana change network from bsnl to vodafone. and i submitted documents to vodafone no activated. but now i came to know value of bsnl so i dont wana change vodafone network. i wana coninue in bsnl so wat i do?


    I want to change my bsnl gsm mob. no.(pre paid) of madhya pradesh circle to bsnl gsm jharkhand bsnl gsm.(pre paid) without changing my mob. no. wether it is possiable? If it is possible than what Ido?


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