Reliance Jio has created quite a craze by literally shattering the competition into pieces. It has finally started its commercial operations in September 2016. This is not only due to the free preview offer, but also to the phenomenally low prices for its data, which is definitely attracting users to switch their services to Jio.
Now if you do not have a dual-SIM smartphone and would like to use Jio services with the offer on your existing number, you have the option of porting your number to Reliance Jio services.
Mobile Number Portability (MNP) lets you switch your number from one service provider to another without changing your number, so your old contacts can still remain intact with you getting the best services.
In order to port your mobile number to Reliance Jio, make sure that your smartphone supports 4G LTE and VoLTE services. You can head to Reliance Jio’s official website and see if your smartphone qualifies for a connection. If your device is not compatible, you can also buy a 4G LTE and VoLTE device and avail the services.
If your device is compatible with Jio network, you can proceed with the portability. Open Messages and type in PORT, space your 10-digit mobile number and send it to 1900. Therefore, for example if your mobile number is 9999999999, the message should be-“PORT 9999999999”.
Once you have sent the message, you will get a message from 1901, for verifying your port request. A few hours later, you should receive a UPC (Unique Port Code) which is necessary for the porting process to complete from one service provider to another. This code will be valid for 15 days.
On your compatible smartphone, download the MyJio App from the Google play store. Once installed, tap on ‘Get Jio SIM’. Fill in your details, and after that you will receive a barcode, confirming your registration.
Now you can visit to a Reliance Digital store or Reliance Xpress Mini store to get yourself a connection. Simply carry the UPC code, the Barcode that you received from the app, as well as the documents necessary for a fresh connection. This includes passport size photograph, Aadhar card/Voter ID card, and other forms of address proof. Submit the necessary documents and you will get a Jio SIM.
Now the porting process begins. Once the services are ported, your services from the service provider will come to an end, and Reliance Jio SIM card will get active. Once your services on the previous SIM gets terminated, insert the Jio SIM card into your phone and look for network bars.
Next, you will need to complete tele-verification for activation of Jio SIM. Simply dial 1977 from your Jio SIM for tele-verification, where it will be asked to enter last four digits of your identity proof that you’ve submitted. After the completion of tele-verification, the services will be fully activated.