The new recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) include a ‘Unified Numbering Plan’ for mobile and landline service. Under this plan, it has been suggested that the digits of the mobile number should be changed to 11 instead of 10. At the same time, it will be mandatory to make zero before calling from the landline. However, there is no need to apply zeros when calling from landline. All these mobile numbers in India will change as soon as these new recommendations are implemented. About 10 billion mobile numbers will be affected by this.
According to the new recommendation introduced by TRAI, the way you dial an inter-service area mobile call from a fixed line phone, in the same way it will become mandatory to call zero for calling a mobile phone within the service area as well. TRAI’s new recommendations are not only for mobile numbers and landlines, but it also suggests changing the number of mobile numbers to be distributed for dongles to 13 digits.
Fixed line numbers must be moved to sub-levels of 2 or 4. Let me tell you that some time ago some operators had issued landline connections with numbers starting from 3, 5 and 6, however, this number is not currently in service. Now TRAI has recommended taking these closed connections to sub-level of 2 or 4. This will allow mobile operators to use these closed connection numbers for future mobile phone connections.