You may need to wait for 48 hours to get your number ported to Jio
Jio offers doorstep delivery of your new SIM card
You need to generate UPC to begin with the porting process
Jio executive will be able to offer prepaid and postpaid connections
Reliance Jio has already emerged as one of the biggest telecom operators in India — with nationwide 4G VoLTE connectivity. The operator sells competitive prepaid and postpaid plans to attract customers. It also offers benefits including Disney+ Hotstar VIP access and complimentary subscription to Jio apps. Additionally, Jio provides benefits such as packs for in-flight connectivity and long-validity packs specifically for prepaid customers.
Jio allows you to port your mobile number to both its prepaid and postpaid services and through online and offline channels. You need to keep your original address and identity proof handy. The proof could be your driving licence or any other legitimate address and identity document. Like other operators, Jio provides doorstep delivery of the new SIM card, though you also have the option to visit a nearby Jio Store or Jio Retailer with your mobile phone to get porting done. You can also use the MyJio app on your phone to book the delivery of the new SIM.
In this article, you'll get a step-by-step guide on how to port your existing mobile number to Jio prepaid or postpaid service. The Mobile Number Portability (MNP) process takes up to 48 hours in case of an intra-circle port. However, if you're changing your telecom circle, it may take up to four days. The porting process is expected to take 15 days for Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, and customers in North East India.
Just like other operators, Jio lets you get the delivery of your new SIM card online if you don't want to go out and visit a store. It's better to keep your address and identity proof handy before beginning with the online procedure. It is also important to highlight that online booking of a Jio SIM is currently limited to postpaid connections, though you can ask the executive visiting your home to give you a prepaid SIM instead, after following the steps below. You'll get the steps to port to Jio through the MyJio app and via an offline channel in the next section.
Visit the Jio site and enter your full name and 10-digit mobile number.
Now, hit the Generate OTP button. This will send a six-digit one-time password (OTP) to your mobile number in the form of a text message.
You need to enter the number and validate the OTP by clicking on the Validate OTP button.
The site will now take you to a screen where you'll be asked to provide your address details. It will ask you to provide your locality, PIN code, flat/ house number, and landmark.
You'll now see a Confirm button that you need to click to submit your SIM delivery request.
A Jio executive will then call you to get an appointment for the delivery of the new SIM. You need to ask them for the MNP facility on the call and generate a Unique Porting Code (UPC) from your mobile phone by sending an SMS message. Type “Port” followed by your 10-digit mobile number and send it to 1900. The code you will get in response is only valid for four days (30 days in case of Jammu and Kashmir). You'll need to share that code along with your address and ID proof with the executive visiting your place.
How to port your mobile number to Jio using MyJio app
If you don't want to use the Jio site and have the MyJio app already installed on your phone, you can book the delivery of the new SIM from the app as well.
Generate UPC by sending an SMS message “Port” followed by your mobile number to 1900. You'll get an SMS message from 1901 with the UPC code and its expiry date.
Now, visit your nearest Jio Store or Jio Retailer with the UPC code and your address and identity proof.
You need to clear all your pending dues with your current operator if you have a postpaid connection. In case of shifting from a prepaid connection, you must be aware that your balance will not be carried forward to Jio and will be forfeited once you port your number.
Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a principal correspondent for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send in your leads and tips.