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Legally who is the owner of the MSISDN Either Operator or User who is using the number ?

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Legally who is the owner of the MSISDN Either Operator or User who is using the number ?
posted Apr 14, 2014 by Hiteshwar Thakur

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MSISDN is unique ID of mobile equipment. Once it is assigned to USER/Mobile by operator/Mobile vendor it can not be retaken, so USER will be the owner.

answer Apr 14, 2014 by sivanraj
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Difficult to say, as if user is the owner then how operator can reassign it to the another user in case we dont use it for few months.

My take is its joint legal ownership between user and operator.

answer Apr 14, 2014 by Salil Agrawal
Ok, but how can operator re assign this while user is active ?
So, the current user could be the owner.
Well AS far As I know...Subscriber/User is entering into agreement with the Service Provider when he/she starts using services. Hence User/Subscriber is owner of MSISDN until he/she uses the services after expiry of services Service Provider automatically becomes the owner of MSISDN...
Yes, I agree .
So the conclusion has come out. What about regulatory authorities ? How can they assign numbers to Operators ? Authorities makes Operator as owner and Operator makes user as owner.

User does MNP and shares those rights with another Operator.

Now if he stops using services then which operator will be the legal owner ? Who has bought those number from authority or the second Operator ?

I remember, few years back if the number starts from 98 it means it is airtel if it is 93 it is reliance but now it is not the case. How this assignation happens ?
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I have the following queries.

  1. What is the difference between MSISDN and MSRN?
  2. What is the significance of these two IE's?

Please anyone explain these two in detail from a real time view.

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