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All calls from fixed line to Mobile to be dialed with prefix ‘0’ from January 15, 2021

All Fixed to Mobile calls will be dialed with prefix ‘0’ from January 15th, 2021, although there will be no change in dialing plan from fixed to fixed, mobile to fixed and mobile to mobile calls.

Kohima, November 26 (NEx): The Department of Telecommunications, GoI, with the consideration of TRAI recommendation on “Ensuring Adequate Numbering Resources for Fixed Line and Mobile Services” decided that, All Fixed to Mobile calls will be dialed with prefix ‘0’ from January 15th, 2021, although there will be no change in dialing plan from fixed to fixed, mobile to fixed and mobile to mobile calls.

As per a report from PIB, it is said that suitable announcement will be played whenever a subscriber dials a fixed to mobile call without prefixing ‘0’ and also, all fixed line subscribers will be provided with ‘0’ dialing facility. It is also stated that the changes have been done in order to have minimum inconvenience to the subscribers and freeing up essential numbering resources.

Further, it said that a total of approximately 2,539 million numbering series is expected to be generated from the above. This will free up sufficient numbering resources for future use. With the freeing up of sufficient numbering resources, more number of connections can be added in future which will be beneficial to the mobile customers at large.

(News source: PIB)