TRAI says to add 0 before Dialing a Mobile Number. This comes after the plan to introduce 11 digit mobile numbers. This is only for Fixed-line numbers aka Landline Numbers.

TRAI says to add 0 before Dialing a Mobile Number

Add 0 before dialing a Mobile Number
Add 0 before dialing a Mobile Number

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has said to add a 0 before Dialing a mobile number. The TRAI is developing a Unified Numbering Plan for new numbers in the Fixed line numbers and mobile numbers in the country. This will hence lead to users adding a 0 in front of 9 digit numbers.

These recommendations are based on inputs received from various stakeholders and discussions that took place during the January Open House Discussion (OHD), the regulator said in a statement. One of the key points mentioned in the recommendations includes switching from 10 to 11 digits in the case of regular mobile numbers, which will result in a zero being added to existing numbers, and new phone numbers could start with different digits going forward.

In the case of mobile numbers, shifting from 10-digit to 11-digit numbering scheme. TRAI’s second big suggestion is to switch mobile numbers from 10 to 11 digits, with the first digit being “9”. This new change will give a total capacity of 10 billion numbers, the regulator said.

Mobile numbers allocated for dongles to be changed to 13 digits-Much like the numbers associated with our cell phones, there is actually a 10-digit numbering system for different items such as dongles and data cards. However, the most recent list of recommendations includes a point that such devices should be moved from the existing 10-digit numbering scheme to a 13-digit numbering scheme. This will also release some resources for numeration, TRAI said in its recommendations.

Moving fixed line numbers to a sub-level of “2” or “4”-As in the past some operators provided landline connections to consumers with numbers starting from “3,” “5” and “6” numerics that are no longer in use, TRAI proposed shifting the underused fixed line numbers to a sub-level of “2” or “4.” It will allow potential use by mobile operators of the underutilized numbers for cell phone connections.

Person using a Mobile Phone
A person using a Mobile Phone

TRAI has mentioned that India already has 1.2 billion telephone numbers, with 87.47 percent teledensity. In the region, too, the number of fixed and mobile subscribers is rapidly growing. All of this has led mainly to find new ways to provide a sufficient number of resources available.



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