MTS finally going to shutdown its CDMA service in 6 telecom circles including Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, North-East, Bihar and Jharkhand.
After Uninor exit, MTS India today pinned a public notice on their website informing telecom consumers to port out the cdma mobile numbers from MTS if they desire to maintain same numbers.
These 6 circles were the part of 122 licenses of various operators which were cancelled by the Hon'ble Supreme Court by its Judgment dated 02.02.2012. MTS decided to withdraw its telecom operation from these 6 circles from 21st of February 2013.
As a result All connections will be de-activated after 23rd March, 2013, company also requested its customers to exhaust their mobile balance and other benefits. MTS users can switch to other mobile networks by using the process of mobile number portability.
MTS to shutdowns service in 10 circles : Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, North-East, Bihar-Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Orissa and Punjab
Customers can continue service in: Delhi, Gujrata, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu and Uttar-Pradesh.
MTS in going to take part in upcoming Auction for telecom spectrum license to be held on March 2013. If company win licenses for remaining part then they can continue the mobile service otherwise another suspension is waiting for remaining circles.