Top FAQs when one wants to port mobile number

Top FAQs when one wants to port mobile number


We port numbers for various reasons, which may include poor network reception, expensive plans, inconsistent customer service, etc. If you too are porting a postpaid connection, then you definitely need a pocket-friendly plan. Postpaid plans are slightly expensive, and once you have taken one, you must continue with it for at least a month. Therefore, while choosing a postpaid plan you need to be careful about your requirements and accordingly can opt for a plan.

And as we mention affordable postpaid plans, you can undoubtedly opt for the ones that are offered by Airtel. The plans are reasonably priced and offer a lot of additional benefits. If you are trying to port your number to Airtel postpaid, you can do it in just a few steps online. However, before you port number, you can clear your doubts by going through the following FAQs:

Q. Is it possible to switch to Airtel postpaid from a prepaid connection of some other network?

A. This is absolutely possible, that too from the comfort of your home. You can also port to an Airtel postpaid connection from one part of the country to another.

Q. What are the steps of porting my number to Airtel postpaid?

A. You can visit the Airtel website and select the plan that you prefer. You will get a call from an executive from Airtel to fix an appointment and schedule delivery. The executive will collect the documents and deliver the free SIM to you. You can wait until the old SIM gets de-activated and then insert your new Airtel SIM card.

Q. How long does it take to get the SIM activated?

A. If the number is transferred to Airtel within the same state, it takes 48 hours. if the porting is done inter-state, it takes no longer than four days.

Q. What documents do I need to submit?

A. You would need to provide one valid identity proof and one valid address proof. It can be anything such as Passport, Arms License, Driving License, Election Commission ID Card, CGHS/ECHS Card, Income Tax PAN Card, Address card with photo issued by Deptt. of Posts, Govt. of India, etc.

Q. How much money does it cost to switch to Airtel postpaid?

A. There is no cost included in the entire process. It is completely free of cost. All costs are included in the plan that you would be choosing.

Q. How can I check my port-in request?

A. You can check the status of your port-in request status through the Airtel Thanks App. You can install the Airtel Thanks App on your phone and register your current number on it which will be followed by entering the OTP. You can find the App on iOS App Store or Google Play Store.

Q. For how long my number will be disconnected during the process of porting?

A. It will be disconnected for just a few minutes at the midnight, on the day of porting. There will be absolutely no disruption during the day hours.

These questions should help you make an informed decision regarding porting your number to Airtel. Porting to Airtel will help you get your number on the network with the strongest coverage and most attractive packages. Head to the Airtel website today and get started on porting your number.