We are glad to announce that as of April 1st, 2014 Mobile Number
Portability service (MNP) is available in Armenia for all users of the mobile services. The MNP service will provide
our citizens with the freedom to choose their preferred mobile network without changing their current number. This
is yet another step towards strengthening the fair and competitive market environment. As always the customer is in
the core attention of Viva-MTS and for that we strive to provide affordable and accessible services via the widest
network in Armenia. We are, and we will be doing our best to remain Armenian’s first choice for the mobile
What is MNP?
MNP or Mobile Number Portability is a solution that allows changing one’s
mobile operator while retaining the existing number (including prefix).
When will the MNP be available in Armenia?
MNP is available in
Armenia from April 1st, 2014.
How to port phone
number to Viva-MTS?
To submit a porting request the subscriber needs to visit the nearest Viva-MTS service center with his passport and submit a porting application. The application can also be submitted online followingthis link.
Our employees will handle the rest.
How much does the porting cost?
Joining Viva-MTS network, while preserving an old number, is totally free of
How long does the porting of the number to
The porting process takes up to 3 working days with the
exception of cases, when the subscriber applies for a longer period not exceeding 30 days. When the porting
application is filled in at Viva-MTS service center, the subscriber is provided with a new SIM card, which will be
activated with the subscriber’s old number once the porting is successfully carried out.
Does the current operator need to be informed that the subscriber wants to
port to Viva-MTS?
No. In conformity with the regulation, Viva-MTS team
will handle all formalities with the current operator. The subscriber only needs to visit the nearest Viva-MTS
How often can the subscriber port a phone
Number porting is available not more than twice per last 12
How many numbers can a subscriber port?
There are no limitations to the quantity of numbers one can port, in case they are
registered on the applying subscriber’s name or the subscriber is duly authorized by the card user(s).
How to inform contacts about changing the mobile operator?
Those calling the subscriber will hear a short beep notifying them that they are
calling to another network. That beep will disappear if they also change to Viva-MTS. By default, the beep is
activated for all subscribers. The beep can be switched off by dialing *148*0#, if the caller
doesn't want to hear it. To switch the beep back on, the subscriber should dial *148*1#.
How can the subscriber know if the person, he/she is calling to, has ported
to another network?
The subscriber needs to dial the following free USSD
code: *148*phone number# (indicating the phone number in 9-digit format) after which he/she will
receive a message notifying whether that number is a Viva-MTS subscriber or not. Subscribers may also use the USSD
code while in roaming. Sending commands is free of charge.
Can the porting request be rejected?
- The number is not registered in the
- Тhe subscriber has already applied for porting to
Viva-MTS network and the application is pending,
- The maximum number of allowed
portings during the last 12 months is exceeded
- The personal data provided in the
application is incorrect.
In such cases,
the subscriber will be notified of the rejection and the reason via SMS to his/her old or temporary phone
tariffs of the old operator apply when porting the number to Viva-MTS?
No. After successfully porting to Viva-MTS network all the tariff plans and active services of the old operator are
terminated, giving the subscriber an opportunity to choose the tariff plans and the services offered by Viva-MTS
that best fit to the subscriber’s communication needs.
financial obligations to the current mobile operator serve as an obstacle for porting the number?
No. The existence of debt towards the current operator does not restrict the ability
to port the number. It is strongly advised, however, to settle all financial obligations in due time in order to
avoid legal consequences.
What shall be done in case of having a positive or negative balance of the account at the time of number porting?
In case of porting the phone number to the network of another operator, the contract signed with Viva-MTS is automatically terminated independent of the balance account. In case of a negative balance on the account, it is recommended to pay the debt to avoid liabilities. In case of a positive balance on the account, to avoid losing the sum, it is recommended to transfer it to the balance of another Viva-MTS phone number through “Poghantsum” service, or consume it before porting the phone number to the network of another operator.
Will the data on my Sim card be available once my phone number is ported?
Upon successful completion of the mobile phone number porting you will be given a new SIM card to replace your old card; as a next step you will need to copy the data from your old card to the new one.
What happens if the services rendered to the ported mobile phone number are terminated in the new operator’s network?
In case the services rendered to the ported mobile phone number are terminated in the new operator’s network the phone number is ported back to the main (former) operator’s network within 5 working days.