SIM Card: TRAI issued new guidelines, it is very important for all mobile users!


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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued new guidelines for all mobile users in the country. This rule is for mobile number portability. TRAI has given information about the new rules through a post on its website, which will be implemented across the country from July 1.

According to TRAI, the new rules will help in curbing SIM swaps, cyber fraud, and online scams. According to the new rules, if you swap your SIM i.e. get a new SIM on the same number, then you will not be able to port the number immediately. Porting can be done only after 7 days of SIM swap. Every day such cases of fraud come to light where new SIM cards are issued in someone else's name. SIM-swapping scams have been prevalent in the country, but the new rules will help stop them. TRAI has also issued the Mobile Number Portability (9th Amendment) Regulations 2024, which contain these rules.



In simple words, if you have changed your SIM or have taken a new SIM card, then you will not be able to port it to another network for seven days. TRAI has issued new guidelines to prevent fraud related to SIM swapping.

It is noteworthy that the MNP facility was first started in 2009. With MNP you can switch to another network without changing your phone number. For this, you will have to send a message from the number to which you want to port. In the message, you will have to give a space after writing PORT and then write the mobile number and send it to 1900.