Duterte signs Mobile Number Portability Act

Security & Defense

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law, AN ACT REQUIRING MOBILE SERVICE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE NATIONWIDE MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY TO SUBSCRIBERS, Republic Act No. 11202.

The new law, also known as Mobile Number Portability Act, allows a subscriber to retain mobile number even after transferring to new network provider.

Mobile number portability (MNP) refers to the ability of a mobile postpaid or prepaid subscriber, who has no existing financial obligation to the donor provider, to retain an existing mobile number despite having moved from one mobile service provider to another, or to change the type of subscription from postpaid to prepaid or vice versa.