Will Mobile number will now be 13 digits long in India? Ans is no

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Viral Message: As per the directive issued by Department of Telecom (DoT) we might soon have to feel this pain more than the past by memorizing new 13-digit mobile phone numbers.

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Sometimes we have a thought that remembering our mobile phone number is a pain. But as per the directive issued by Department of Telecom (DoT) we might soon have to feel this pain more than the past by memorizing new 13-digit mobile phone numbers.

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has reportedly issued a directive to all the telecom operators in India, and urged then to start issuing 13-digit mobile numbers to customers. A senior BSNL officer has also confirmed the news and informed that the company has already started working on it. He further said that the order came on 8 January, 2018.

Your Mobile number will now be 13 digits long, What will happen to Your Existing Number ?

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Viral Message Verification:-  As reported by some news channels like jagranjosh, mahanagar24x7 and even shared on the social media apps that “Your Mobile number will now be 13 digits long, What will happen to Your Existing Number ?”.

First of all if you click the link given above it will take you some page with no information and just ads.

However the BSNL has clarified for this stating that the instructions to lengthen the numbers from existing 10 digit apply only for machine-to-machine communication, not for regular users.

It said the customers number will remain same.

BSNL India in a tweet said that “There is no change in mobile numbering plan which remains 10 digit. #BSNL preparing for machine to machine (m2m) communication where in 13 digit numbering scheme shall be used to connect billions of machines.”

Dear all, Digits Numbering scheme Only for M2M (Machine to Machine) communication. Excerpt from Official Circular attached. Kindly spread to clear confusions, if any.

How the confusion started:

The confusion started after Department of Telecommunications (D.O.T) instructions to telecom operators, and a letter from BSNL earlier this month to its suppliers, did not expand M2M.

As reported by The Indian Express that According to the Department of Telecommunications’ instructions, all telecom operators need to start using the 13-digit mobile numbers for existing Machine-to-Machine communication from October 18, 2018.



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