Your mobile number will not be 11 digits, TRAI confirms

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India i.e. TRAI on Sunday rejected the recommendation of an 11-digit numbering scheme for mobile phones. Earlier, several media reports had surfaced, stating that TRAI had suggested extending the numbering scheme from 10 to 11. Apart from this, there was also a demand to put "0" before calling the mobile number from the landline.


TRAI tweeted that we have rejected the new 11-digit scheme. Users will continue to get 10-digit mobile numbers in the country. Earlier reports of several media institutions were revealed, stating that the TRAI had recommended an 11-digit numbering scheme for mobile services.


Let us tell you that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had made new recommendations, which according to it also included the 'Unified Numbering Plan' for landline and mobile services. According to this recommendation, it will be mandatory to put "0" before calling the mobile number from the landline. Apart from this, it was also suggested to increase the number of digits in the existing mobile from 10 to 11. Currently, there is no need to levy zero for calling from landline to mobile phone.