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No, you cannot dictate when your number should be ported. Upon receiving the porting request from you, the new mobile service provider will automatically send it for processing. You will be informed once the porting validation process is completed, and when your new SIM card is activated.
You can visit the Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission (MCMC) website at www.mcmc.gov.my
To ensure that your porting request is approved, please ensure:
No overdue payments with your current mobile service provider.
No contract with your current mobile service provider.
Correct identification details.
Your account is active.
Yes, both prepaid and postpaid customers can request for a port to either a prepaid or postpaid plan with the new mobile service provider.
Mobile service providers are allowed to impose a maximum contract period of up to 12 months only if they offer incentives to the consumers. However, mobile service providers must also provide plans or packages with no contract attached.
You have 2 options:
Option 1 To continue with your existing mobile service provider until your contract expires, then only request to port.
Option 2 To cancel your existing contract. However, you need to settle all premature contractual obligations with your existing mobile service provider for the cancellation. Find out from your existing mobile service provider exactly what is required in your case.
When does my existing mobile service contract expire?
Will I have to pay an early termination fee if I transfer my number to a new provider? If so, how much do I need to pay?
No, you can only port your number and not Value Added Services (VAS). You must re-register for all the VAS that you want to subscribe to with the new service provider. You need to know that the new service provider is not obligated to provide identical VAS.
Yes, you will still enjoy the same services, except for International Roaming Services, which your current mobile service provider may suspend upon your porting request.
No, you do not have to cancel your existing services. Your existing services with the current mobile service provider will automatically be terminated once you have successfully ported to the new mobile service provider.
Yes, you will be given a new SIM card by the new mobile service provider.
Yes, you may cancel your port request with your new mobile service provider before it is approved. However, porting fees are not refundable as the administrative charges and costs for SIM issuance would have already been incurred.
The maximum that a mobile service provider can charge for a port is RM25 but the fees might vary downwards from one service provider to another. These fees cover the administrative charges, issuance of your new SIM card and all other costs in relation to your port.
You will have to pay your previous mobile service provider, and ensure you do not have any past and overdue payment.
No, it cannot. The new mobile service provider must verify the customer's request and validate the supporting documents.
The principal line holder must visit the existing service provider to terminate the relevant supplementary line. The supplementary line holder will then need to re-register as a principal account holder. Once this process is completed, then the primary principal holder (you) can port the line.
All supplementary lines have to be ported together with the principal line. Note: If a customer fails to inform the new mobile service provider of this during the porting request, the porting request will be rejected.
Your existing mobile number will appear on the receiver's mobile phone screen.
For individual or consumer ports, you have to provide:
MyKAD / Police or Army ID (if in the armed forces) / Passport / Old IC.
A copy of your current bill from your existing mobile service provider if you are a Postpaid user (depending on your new mobile service provider).
For business ports, you have to provide:
Letter of authorisation from the company containing customer name, business registration number, account number from current mobile service provider.
Yes, but you cannot make more than one MNP request within the same period to different mobile service providers.
You can request to port during the opening hours of all authorised MNP porting centres (the dealer or service centres of your new mobile service provider).
The porting process will not take more than 5 business days for individual porting whereas for business porting, it will not take more than 10 business days.
You will have to go to the new mobile service provider's Service Centre or Authorised Dealer to request for number porting. Do note that your request to port will act as a notice to your current service provider to terminate your subscription.Fill in a Service Registration Form and pay the porting fees for processing. You will be issued with a new SIM card. Upon approval, the new mobile service provider will inform you that you have successfully ported when the new SIM card is activated.
If you have any overdue bills or have existing contracts with your current mobile service provider, the current mobile service provider will reject your port request which is made by the new mobile service provider. In such a case, you will not get a refund of the administrative porting fees. Kindly ensure that you do not have any bills overdue or contracts still in place with the new mobile service provider (on contracts, cross refer to Item 24 below).
For prepaid users, you need to know that all existing credit will expire upon successful porting and not be carried to the new mobile service provider. Therefore, you are encouraged to plan accordingly.
You need to understand that the call charges and packages offered by the new mobile service provider may differ from your current mobile service provider. Choose wisely. You need to also plan the timing of the change.
There may be an impact on international roaming if you travel during the porting process and if a prior understanding is not reached with the current mobile service provider. You need to know that Value Added Services (VAS) differ from one mobile service provider to another. The services that are on offer will not be exactly the same as what you previously had. All supplementary accounts must be ported with the principal account.
Both prepaid and postpaid users can port. Business/Corporate accounts holders can also port, subject to the guidelines provided.
"Porting" is the act of switching to a new mobile service provider without having to change your mobile number. However, only active mobile numbers can port. Thus, DO NOT terminate your current line before porting.
Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is the ability for users to switch to a new mobile service provider, while retaining their existing mobile number.
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