What are the Steps to Port my Number to Airtel?

What are the Steps to Port my Number to Airtel?

Porting your mobile number from your current telephone operator to a different operator can have a lot of benefits for you. Some of these benefits include access to better plans, getting on a better network, better add-on benefits, etc. Airtel is one of the most popular telecom companies operating in India, has always been one of the top choices for customers whenever they wish to port their numbers. After the recent changes in the porting process according to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India or TRAI guidelines, porting to Airtel has become simpler than ever before. If you are wondering how to port the number to Airtel, to help you out, in this article we have outlined the process to follow if you wish to port your number to Airtel. Before you go forward and put in your request for your number to be ported, you need to ensure that you satisfy the below conditions as specified by TRAI to be eligible for porting.


  • The number should be more than 90 days old with the current telecom operator

  • All contractual obligations have been fulfilled

  • If the number being ported is a postpaid connection all the outstanding bills need to be cleared

Once the above criteria have been met successfully, you can move on to the next step which is placing the porting request.

  • Visit the Airtel Porting page at https://www.airtel.in/mnp and select the preferred plan between the introductory plans

  • Click on “Buy Now” to proceed to the next field, providing your address and other details for your SIM delivery and KYC collection

  • Sent the SMS with the text “PORT<Your 10 digit mobile number> to the TRAI number 1900

  • You will shortly receive your porting code valid for 4 days

  • On the scheduled date and time be prepared for the executive to share your valid identity and address proof along with the Unique Porting Code

  • Your porting request will be processed within 48 hours of successful submission of KYC documents and up to 4 days in case of porting to a different circle

  • Your old SIM card will become inactive and stop receiving signals at which point you need to insert your new and activated Airtel SIM card into your phone

  • You can monitor the entire process by installing the Airtel Thanks App and logging in using your mobile number


If you are not interested in carrying out the process online, you can also visit the Airtel store with your KYC related valid ID and Address proof, and UPC. You will be handed over the SIM card that will be activated within the next 2 days.

Porting to Airtel Postpaid has several benefits which you can avail by following the above process. The Airtel connection will also unlock the 1 year Amazon Prime subscription with your introductory postpaid plan. Unlimited calls and unused data roll-over will also add value to your Airtel postpaid experience.


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