Mobile Number Portability (MNP) consultant to the National Communications Authority (NCA), Bob Palitz has indicated that over 1,000 people had successfully ported from one network to the other as at 8:00am on Sunday July 10.
He made this revelation to ï¿½MNP Ghanaï¿½ a facebook group he created to educate the general public and to use as a platform to answer MNP related questions.
In response to a question on statistics of which operator is gaining the most of the ported subscribers, he said ï¿½NCA is looking at publishing statistics on a monthly basis. We are however yet to decide what level of detail should be includedï¿½.
He advised that knowing where people are porting to the most should not influence others to make a decision.
ï¿½The right network for one person may be the wrong network for another. People need to do their homework, and I am personally not going to stop emphasizing that fact. Following a crowd is not doing your homeworkï¿½ He said, ï¿½You choose the network you think offers you the pricing, coverage, and service you wantï¿½.
When www.telecomeye.com asked Bob how long on the average the porting process has been taking, he said ï¿½I don't have average statistics. When there is no particular problem, it's looking like less than 15 minutes.ï¿½
Bob was also asked why units on a sim card cannot be transferred unto a new sim card after porting.
He said ï¿½This would not be possible because you are closing your account on the old network. You are opening a new account at a new network. Just like before MNP.
The only thing MNP does is provide a system that moves your number to the new network. Other than that, there is no connection between your relationships with old network and new networkï¿½
He reminded people who want to port to go to their new operator with their ID cards and phones to make the porting request.
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