Thursday, January 20, 2011

I've got a UID !

Well, almost!

In case you are wondering whether I happened to sit next to Nandan Nilekani on a flight, and he was kind enough to give me a UID ‘out of turn’, let me clarify – that is not the case.

Well, Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is here! After years of dilly-dallying, Mobile Number Portability has finally seen the light of the day. The one technological advancement that I suppose the big boys of cellular telephony hated the most, and must have tried every trick in the book to block, has finally arrived! In theory at least. I can at last hope to get rid of Airtel, and yet retain my mobile number. From now on, the number is mine - for the rest of my life!

I hope it works, the way it is intended to be. There may be initial glitches, but so what? Sooner or later, it will start working. I’m going to try it out soon.


  1. Well, I've already initiated the process and they've promised my number should be ported within a week...let us see!