Mobile Number Portability has kicked off in Nigeria; now making it possible for you to keep your mobile phone number when porting from one network provider to another despite the change of your SIM card.
If you are currently on Airtel, Glo or MTN network, you can easily port to Etisalat without changing your Airtel, Glo or MTN phone number.
For you to port2Etisalat, walk in to the nearest Etisalat Experience Centre or MPOS with a valid means of identification, photocopy of the id and the mobile number you want to port to Etisalat.
Right at the Experience centre, The Etisalat rep will inform you to initiate the porting process by texting “PORT” to 3232 after which the personal info needed for the porting process will be obtained from you.
A new Etisalat SIM will be issued to you. If the porting is successful (maximum 48 hours), your Old SIM will stop working and you will start enjoying Etisalat services on your new Etisalat SIM without any change of phone number.
==> Once the porting process has been completed, you will be restricted from porting your number to a third service provider or back to your original service provider within ninety (90) days of a previous port.
==> Your old service provider is not allowed to contact you during the porting process to persuade you to continue using its service.
==> You will lose all contacts, SMS, MMS stored in the OLD SIM card as well as any unused airtime and bonuses on the SIM.
==> MNP is available to both “Post-Paid” and “Pre-Paid” (Pay As You Go) mobile customers in Nigeria, as long as your number has not been barred or suspended by your service provider.
You can check out the FAQs on Etisalat MNP website.