TRAI to introduce 11-13 Digit Mobile Numbers: Know how it will impact your SIM?

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recently made significant moves to address promotional and spam calls.

Now, TRAI is gearing up for another major development. It has initiated preparations to issue new mobile numbers, which could range from 11 to 13 digits.

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Currently, the entire country operates on 10-digit mobile numbers. However, there has been a growing demand for additional numbers. TRAI is expected to make a crucial decision in response to this demand.

Media reports suggest that TRAI might introduce 11-digit numbers based on a previous proposal.

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If the proposal comes to fruition, TRAI could issue around 10 billion new mobile numbers, beginning with the digit 9. Nonetheless, TRAI has not officially commented on the proposal or provided any confirmation thus far.

Need for More Numbers

At present, approximately 70% of mobile numbers in use consist of 10 digits. This means that only 3 billion numbers are left in the available pool.

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With the rapid digitization occurring in India and increased internet usage, the current number supply could potentially run out soon.

TRAI is aware of this issue and has already proposed using 13-digit numbers for dongle devices instead of the traditional 10-digit format.

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A decision regarding this proposal is expected to be made in the near future.

Our Thought


As TRAI continues its preparations for introducing 11 to 13 digit mobile numbers, it is essential to stay updated on the latest developments. Keep an eye out for further announcements from TRAI regarding this significant decision, which will shape the future of mobile communication in India.

This step from TRAI is yet another step to make mobile users free of spam calls and messages.


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