Mobile Number Porting – Part 4

On 29th of March I got a call from Idea again:

Me: Hello?
Idea: Hello Sir. I am calling from Idea. You complained on twitter about number porting.
Me: Yes.
Idea: Can you explain what exactly is the issue.

– We discussed everything that I have written in first 3 posts. Also told him about my discussion and tweets with TATA –

Idea: Ok. I will forward this details to a concerned team here.
Me: Ok. When do you think this will be solved?
Idea: Tomorrow is Sunday, we will surely update you by Monday.
Me: Ok.

Later on that day @ideacellular tweeted this:

And this:

This time I was bit more confidant that the issue will be resolved soon.

Yesterday I got a call again:

Idea: Hello Sir I am calling from Idea.
Me: Yes tell me.
Idea: You complained on twitter about porting request.
Me: Yes.
Idea: Did you fill the form?
Me: I have filled the form and I also have the Idea SIM from over a month.
Idea: Where did you fill form from?
Me: Its a local mobile shop.
Idea: Where do you stay?
Me: Virar.
Idea: Ok. Can you hold on for a second?
Me: Sure.

– After some time –

Idea: Sir, thanks for being on hold. Virar doesnt come under Maharashtra or Mumbai coverage. You will have to goto Thane or Ulhasnagar and fill the form there in Idea office.
Me: I wont go anywhere. I have filled the form and I also have the SIM. If its possible with currently then do it or else leave it, I dont want to port my number.
Idea: Can you hold on again please?
Me: Sure.

– After some time –

Idea: Sir, you will have to goto Thane or Ulhasnagar to fill the form again.
Me: Leave it. I dont want to port my number.
Idea: Ok. Thank you for your time.
Me: Thanks.

Ok. So I am not porting my number to Idea. But now the question is, which SIM do I have with me? If it was never going to be ported, why did I get the SIM? Also did Idea lie that TATA is blocking my porting request? Because this doesnt look like TATA’s issue.

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2 thoughts on “Mobile Number Porting – Part 4

  1. @kartik: Yeah. Not sure what to do now ;) Was planning to switch to Idea because of TATA’s network issues. Idea and Airtel are the only networks which work at my home. I will try to switch to Airtel.

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