Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is a service that enables the user to switch/port between network providers/telcos using the same number.
If you’re switching to unifi mobile with your existing number, these are important you must take note.
You must be the “rightful owner” of this number
By using the term “rightful owner”, it means that the number must be registered under your name & IC (or passport)* with the current telco.
Maybe you’ve been using the number for years but if it’s registered under another person’s name (or company’s name)... You’re not the “owner”.
So what to do if you’re not the owner? Two options!
If you are 101% sure that it’s under your name, great! But, it’s always good to double-check with your telco to confirm your name & IC/passport number are updated correctly.
You must fulfil these criteria with your current telco
Have Multiple / Supplementary numbers?
If you have or happen to be a supplementary line, you will need to switch all your numbers, altogether.
Different telco may have offered different services like the family plan, multiple SIM cards, member line, etc. So it’s better to check with your own telco what exactly you will need to do.
Once you got all of the above checked, cleared and done, you can start the steps below:-
How to switch?
1) Visit unifi mobile's website
2) Click on buy now
3) Select and click on your desired plan
4) At this page where you see 'Manage your Selections', click on Select Your Number. There will be a pop-up box, then click 'Switch to Unifi'
5) Just follow the instructions until you completed registration and payment.
Switching starts after you get the unifi mobile SIM card
You will get the unifi mobile SIM card once you placed the order. Delivery or pick up, getting the SIM card doesn’t mean you can use the SIM card immediately. You will have to keep it first while the switching starts to take place.
unifi mobile will submit your request to your telco. Your service provider will send you an SMS, asking for confirmation to port in to unifi mobile. You must reply to the SMS to confirm your request.
*If you are porting in multiple lines, you will need to reply the SMS from all your numbers.
After you’ve replied the SMS, your telco will process the request. If there’s no response from you, they will reject the request.
Is the switching done?
Once you can’t get any service from your old telco’s SIM card, you can start using the unifi mobile SIM card and enjoy unifi mobile experience!
In case your MNP is rejected, you will get an SMS from unifi mobile. Whatever the reason for rejection, you will have to contact your telco to solve the issue. Once it’s settled with your provider, contact unifi mobile to resubmit the MNP request, using an online form or livechat.