Reliance Jio has revolutionised the Indian mobile network market with competitive data and mobile voice calling plans. In case you want to shift to a Reliance Jio network from your existing BSNL mobile network you can do so with ease via the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) facility.
MNP or mobile number portability facility, allows subscribers to change their telecom service providers without changing their mobile phone number. This service allows users to get the best services at competitive pricing as well as avail additional benefits on their subscription plans.
Reliance Jio offers wide coverage throughout India, along with affordable plans. In case you have been facing issues with your BSNL network like poor data and voice calling facility, or poor network coverage, then MNP offers an easy solution. With MNP facility you can easily port your current mobile number to a new service provider. Reliance Jio is one of the biggest telecom operators in India and offers very competitive and attractive prepaid and post-paid plans for its customers. Jio mobile subscribers also get additional benefits like access to media streaming services like Disney+ Hotstar VIP access, as well as complimentary subscription to several Jio apps, like Jio Music, Jio Movies, etc. Follow the below mentioned steps to port your BSNL number to Jio mobile.
1. You have to use the current network operator for more than 90 days.
2. Any request for a change of ownership of a mobile number should not be under process.
3. You must not have any pending contractual obligation(s) to be fulfilled by the subscriber as per the exit clause provided in the subscriber agreement.
4. In the case of a postpaid mobile connection, the consumer must clear any ‘Outstanding dues’ towards the existing telecom service provider.
5. The consumer must be ready to forgo any previous balance in case of a prepaid connection.
1. You will need a passport size photo.
2. A valid address proof or any Government issued ID proof like Aadhar card, voter ID, passport number, driving licence.
3. You will need the porting code to complete the process.
Porting your existing BSNL number to a Jio connection is very easy.
1. First, you will need to send an SMS from your BSNL Mobile Number with the text “SMS <10-digit Mobile Number>” to 1900.
2. Next, you will receive an SMS with the Unique Porting Code. The validity of the Unique Porting Code will also be mentioned in the message, so you will need to complete the Porting Process before the validity date expires.
3. After receiving the Unique Porting Code, you will have to visit your nearest Jio Store or Jio Retailer with the Porting Code.
4. Make sure to carry all your required documents including your Aadhaar Card, original & photocopy of proof of identity and proof of address to complete the KYC formalities and submit your MNP application.
5. You can submit your MNP application after providing the Unique Porting Code and the required KYC documents to the nearest Jio Store or Jio Retailer.
1. Port-in requests in the same telecom circle can take around 3 business days to complete.
2. Port in requests from other telecom circles can take around 5 business days to complete.
3. In case you have a postpaid connection, make sure that you clear all your due payments to BSNL before porting.
4. If any pending payments are due, then BSNL will decline your request to port from BSNL to Jio.
5. Your BSNL SIM will continue working normally till the porting process is completed.
How to activate your Jio SIM after porting from BSNL to Jio
To activate your Jio SIM Card after porting from BSNL you have to follow the steps given below:
1. First, you need to call 1977 from your new Jio SIM to complete the tele-verification process.
2. Then you have to enter the five-digit pin received on your alternate mobile number or the last 4 digits of your Aadhaar / voter ID/passport number for the tele-verification.
3. Post tele-verification, your Jio SIM will be activated within two hours. The whole process is very simple, and we hope that the above guide will make the porting from your BSNL mobile number to Jio easy.
Jio also offers home delivery of your new SIM card. The Jio executive will call to fix an appointment for the delivery of the new SIM. Consumers will have to keep their address and identity proof ready along with the five-digit UPC code when receiving the new SIM. Make sure to clear all your pending dues with your current operator in case of a postpaid connection. In case of a prepaid connection, your account balance will be forfeited.