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Leaving in lurch around 34 lakh subscribers in the State one of the leading telecom service provider, ‘Aircel’ has unofficially stopped its services in Jammu and Kashmir without prior information of the same.

Aircel, was the third largest telecom service provider in Jammu and Kashmir, where it has 34,22,896 subscribers as per official data of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Aircel subscribers in Jammu and Kashmir are facing huge inconvenience as both calling and data services of this telco across Jammu and Kashmir are witnessing intermittent shutdowns since Wednesday

A number of aggrieved customers also virtually laid siege to some of Aircel outlets in Jammu and Kashmir,and other areas following no response of the service provider to their repeated attempts to connect. However, all the outlets were closed since yesterday and there was no response from the company officials.

A highly placed source in the telecom industry said that a provision is being made so that affected subscribers are soon able to port their number to any other service provider. “Aircel subscribers would soon be able to manually select networks of other service providers to generate Unique Porting Code (UPC) which is a must for porting to any other operator which they are not ready to generate as of now,”a source said.

Meanwhile it has been note that BSNL & Airtel is offering Porting facilities for Aircel user’s.