S Tel asks subscribers to take to number portability

Shimla: S Tel mobile telephone subscribers left in the lurch after the Supreme Court quashed all licenses handed out in the 2-G scam, the S Tel management has asked its subscribers to opt for a mobile number portability (MNP), if they deem fit.

We have reached out subscribers and channel partners through an SMS campaign and the information is also posted on our website, said an S Tel company spokesman.

We have informed S Tel’s subscribers that if they so deem fit, they may opt for the MNP option.
The spokesman said that since passing of the Supreme Court orders, the company had intensified disconnection of services with infrastructure and media vendors considering that there was no chance of the banks disbursing funds.

To reduce pain for S Tel subscribers, the spokesman said, We have now implemented a web based UPC code generation facility whereby the subscriber can log on to S Tel’s website ( www.stel.in) and generate UPC codes online. When this code is made available to the operator the subscriber chooses to move to, they will be able to port out. Necessary communication has already been issued to the MNP Service Providers to ensure that port outs are seamlessly carried out for the benefit of subscribers who choose the MNP option. This measure, you may please note, would also address the subscriber concerns on MNP in the absence of network connectivity.

Regarding taking part in the auction for spectrum, he said a final decision would be taken after the S Tel board evaluated TRAI’s final recommendations with regard to the auction.

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