Fixed to Mobile calls to be Dialed with Prefix ‘0’ from January, 2021

NEW DELHI: In order to ensuring adequate numbering resources for fixed line and mobile services, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has taken the decision of implementing the new regulations which TRIA has recommended.

This recommendation of TRIA will be effective from January 15, 2021, which includes that there will be no change in dialling plan from fixed to fixed, mobile to fixed and mobile to mobile calls. However, suitable announcement will be made time to time in this regard.

There will be an announcement be played whenever a subscriber dials a fixed to mobile call without prefixing ‘0’. All the fixed line subscribers will be provided with ‘0’ dialling facility.

A total of around 2539 million numbering series is expected to be generated from the above. This will free up sufficient numbering resources for future use.

With the freeing up of sufficient numbering resources, a greater number of connections can be added in future which will be beneficial to the mobile customers at large.