No, You Can’t Have More Than 9 SIM Cards! Govt Will Cancel Your SIM If More Than 9 SIM Cards Found (Re-verification Starts..)
The newest reports by the Central Government have now confirmed that if you have more than nine SIM cards, you will be flagged for re-verification of all numbers.
Additionally, you will only be allowed to carry only nine SIM cards, and the rest will be discontinued.
Read on to find out all the details about this new rule by the Central Government!
Only Nine SIM Cards Per Person To Be Allowed From Now
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been asked to re-verify all the SIM cards of all the users who possess more than nine SIM cards.
The users will be given the option by the telecom department to keep any nine numbers they want and will have to discontinue the others. Whereas, the people living in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and northeast will be allowed only six SIM cards.
In addition to that, telecom service providers will be asked by the DoT to suspend all the flagged mobile connections within 30 days. Also, incoming services to the flagged numbers will be discontinued after 45 days. This move will make sure that all fraudulent call activities will be reduced in India.
Flagged Numbers To Be Discontinued If Subscriber Fails To Show Up For Verification
Also, the flagged numbers will be completely discontinued if the subscriber fails to show up for the verification of the numbers. The numbers will be discontinued within 60 days to be counted from December 7, 2021.
If the subscriber is in international roaming or has physical disabilities, an additional period of 30 days will be granted before the number is deactivated.
Additionally, if the concerned number has also been flagged by the law enforcement agencies or any financial institution, then the outgoing facilities will be suspended within five days, the incoming facility will be discontinued within ten days. Also, the number will be deactivated within 15 days if the subscriber doesn’t turn up for verification.