You Can’t Make Landline Calls From Mobile Without Doing This From January 15th (Full Details)
As per new reports coming in, callers will now be required to dial a “0” before making calls from their landlines to mobile phones.
The Department of Telecommunications has confirmed this news.
Read on to find out all the details about this new development right here!
DoT Says Landline To Mobile Calling Will Require 0 Prefix Dialling
From January 15, all the callers will be required to add the “0” prefix for making any calls from landlines to mobile phones in India. The telecom department has already asked to make the necessary arrangements by January 1 in order to implement the new system.
Additionally, the DoT has also announced that some more decisions are being made taking into consideration the recommendations by TRAI on “Ensuring Adequate Numbering Resources for Fixed Line and Mobile Services”
These decisions include:
- All the calls that are fixed to mobile will have to be dialed with a “0” prefix from January 15, 2021.
- There will be no changes in the dialing plans from fixed-to-fixed, mobile-to-fixed and mobile-to-mobile calls.
- A suitable announcement will be made for these decisions. As per reports, the announcement will also be played when a subscriber doesn’t dial the prefix “0” to the mobile number that he is calling.
- All the fixed line subscribers will also be provided with the 0 dialing facility.
In a statement, the telecom ministry has also said, “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.”
What Is The Logic Behind This New Rule?
As per reports, the decision has been made to free up sufficient numbering resources for any future use.
In May this year, TRAI had recommended to DoT that by adding a zero for all landline numbers, while calling from mobile, resources pertaining to telephone number allocation can be freed up, will will make space for more connections in the future, which will be greatly beneficial for the mobile customers.
However, TRAI had made it clear that by adding a zero to all landline numbers, it doesn’t mean that the total number of digits in a telephone number has increased.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.