Tata Indicom recently has been losing tons of customers by the day. This might be due to the fact that all other telecom service providers have lowered their tariffs and are offering a lot of benefits to the users including mobile data. Tata Indicom during 2016 lost over 19 lac customers. Due to all of this, the company after a lot of consideration has decided to shut down CDMA services in Delhi.
The discontinuation will take place from March 19. Till then customers can keep using the services normally. Additionally, the services will only be discontinued for Delhi region, and will still be available in other states.
Recently, we have seen a huge move from CDMA to GSM in India. There were two major CDMA players in the market – Reliance and Tata Indicom. Reliance has already shut down its CDMA services, and now it seems like TATA is also following in their footsteps.
The company has sent out text messages to all its active customers with a CDMA connection to opt out of the service before March 19, else their phone number will face permanent disconnection. Users have an option to either shift internally to TATA’s GSM network (TATA DoCoMo) or they can simply apply for MNP (Mobile Number Portability) and shift to some other network.
To apply for MNP, users have to first send a text message to 1900 containing PORT<space> your mobile number. After which they will receive a PORT code which they would be required to provide to the carrier of their choice.