Mobile number could reach 11 figures soon: Telecom Regulatory Authority

  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India presents recommendations received from various stakeholders
  • The recommendation calls for making the number 11-digit. This 11th digit will be an extra ‘0’
  • To make a call from landline to , you have to put ‘0’ before the number
  • No rules apply to landline to landline calls

TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) is going to make big changes shortly. The organization has made several recommendations. It includes some changes, including an 11-digit number and a ‘0’ mandatory before calling a number from a landline number. These recommendations have been met by various stakeholders.

Now the number will be ’11’ instead of ’10’

TRAI’s recommendation calls for making the number 11-digit. Currently, there is a 10 digit number in operation across the country. This 11th digit will be an extra ‘0’. The capacity of this number can be 1 crore.

To make a call from landline to , you have to put ‘0’ before the number

Until now, landline users in the country can call a number without entering ‘0’. According to the recommendation, additional ‘0’ digits will have to be added first. However, no rules apply to landline to landline calls.

This recommendation also introduces some changes to internet dongles. According to him, the number connected to the internet dongle can be 13 digits. However, it is not clear when all these changes will be implemented.