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New law allows you to keep your mobile phone number even if you switch to other network effective Sept. 30

 The Mobile Number Portability Act or Republic Act No. 11202 that will allow subscribers to retain their existing mobile number even if they change their network will be fully implemented effective September 30, 2021, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) said during a Senate hearing on Wednesday.





The new law even allows you to keep your personal phone number to any changes on mode of subscription service from prepaid to postpaid, and vice versa. However, this can only happen as long as your free to any financial obligations from the current service provider.





Service providers are prohibited from locking-in mobile devices to their respective network, even if it is being sold or under service contract. 





This is free of charge if ever you decide to retain your mobile numbers. It also removes the interconnection fees charged to subscribers for calling or texting to other network. 





To avail the service, subscriber needs to submit a "porting application" that would allow changes of network but with the same phone number.





The subscriber is supposed to activate the mobile number within 24 hours, after receiving a notification from the original network provider that the number is ready. 

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