The Minister of Information and Technology has reported that mobile number portability has begun. When a customer chooses to move from one cellphone service provider to another, that customer normally has to change his cellphone number. Mobile number portability allows the customer to keep his old number but to switch from one provider to another. The accounting system that allows for payments to providers has been a technological stumbling block. The law has been changed and the necessary changes made to the payment system in order to allow for customers to switch providers. The system is not yet widespread but will so become in a short while.