How to Port to a Jio SIM from Other Networks?

Ever since Jio launched unlimited internet and free voice call plans at affordable rates, people have started to shift their network to Jio to enjoy its perks.

But! Changing to a new mobile number becomes so difficult while changing to a new network. So, in order to avoid this problem, Jio allows you to change to their network with your old mobile number. This process is called porting.

You can easily port to Jio from other networks and also from Jio to other networks. This article helps you to understand both types of porting and helps you do that. So, make sure you go through the entire article.

How to Port to a Jio SIM from Other Networks

How to port to the Jio network?

The process is quite simple. Below steps elaborate the process clearly.

Step 1:

To port your SIM to Jio, send an SMS to 1900 form the number you want to port to Jio, with the message

“PORT<space><your 10-digit mobile number>”

(With no double quotes and providing space between PORT and 10-digit mobile number).

Step 2:

You will receive a SMS in reply with UPC (Unique Porting code) and related expiry details.

Step 3:

Visit your nearest Jio store or retailer shop with UPC code and your Aadhaar card for identity proof and tell the retailer that you want to port to Jio from your network.

Step 4:

Store operator would fill the porting form and complete other necessary formalities and collect a certain amount of porting fee from you. He would then give a new SIM card and you will receive a confirmation message to your mobile number regarding the porting request.

Step 5:

The whole process might take up to 3 – 5 working days to complete based on the region you live. If you live in a lower-urban area, this might even take up to 15 days to get completed.

Step 6:

Once it gets done, your previous SIM will automatically stop working. You can then insert new Jio SIM and leverage their offers.

You can also cancel porting requests within 24 hours by sending a message “CANCEL<space>10-digit mobile number” to 1900.

This is the whole process that explains how to port to Jio from other mobile networks. If you are a postpaid user, you are suggested to clear all the dues in beforehand in order to port with no interruptions.

MNP (Mobile Number Portability) is a service that allows a user to change from one network to another based on convenience and choice. This service is applicable to various network operators including Airtel, BSNL, VI and Jio. This has been a very useful service over the years.

Using this facility, you can not only port to Jio but also you can port to other networks. If you are unhappy with Jio signal strength in your area, you can also switch from Jio to other networks following the same process, by visiting your nearest retailer store or network operator.

But! There are some rules to be satisfied when you switch from one network to the other.

  • If you have a Postpaid mobile connection, ‘Outstanding dues’ must be cleared towards the existing telecom service provider for the issued bill(s) as per normal billing cycle.
  • You have to be an active user of your old network for more than 90 days.
  • No court can prohibit porting of the mobile number.
  • Users should be free from contractual obligations related to subscriber agreement.
  • Request for the change of mobile number ownership is not included in the process.
  • Mobile number that is being ported is not sub-judice.

These are the rules described by MNP officially to be checked before you submit a porting request.

Take away:

As per data collected in February 2021, there are 324 million active users of the Jio network. During its launch, Jio has managed to attract millions of users with its free data and voice plans. After some months, it has been successful to launch super-affordable packs and managed to increase the customer base. Cheaper plans are the main reasons due to which people intend to switch to Jio from other networks. We believe this article helped you to understand the process involved in porting to Jio network. If you still have any other queries regarding this, feel free to mention in the comment section.


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