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Indian mobile number is going to get 3 more digits. It’s not true!

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A few weeks back Indian government declared about 13 digit mobile number and almost every Indian indulge in this speculation that they have to remember 3 more digits. No, the change will not affect the regular mobile phone users. This is not true before starting anything you should know in detail.

The Department of Telecom (DoT)  has issued instructions to all telecom operators to start using 13 digit mobile numbers for all existing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) customers from October 18 onward.

The Department of Telecom (DoT) furthermore informed that 13 digits M2M mobile number will be implemented from July 1. The deadline for the completion has been set for December 31, 2018. While the news is 100 percent true, it will no have any impact on the regular mobile users in India.

Social media has created havoc with rumors that the move by the government of India will impact the regular mobile phone users in India, which is vague. The DoT has only asked the existing 10-digit M2M numbers to 13-digit numbers from October 1. To end this speculation,  Machine-to-Machine (M2M) number is meant for machines, the ones connected to the internet. M2M or SIM-based IOT devices will be impacted by this.


The regular 10 digits mobile number that all customers in India enjoy is not going to change so don’t worry enjoy your talking.

TRAI states that Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication is a form of data communication that involves one or more entities that do not necessarily require human interaction or intervention in the process of communication. M2M is also named as Machine Type Communication (MTC) in 3GPP.

What is M2M communication?

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) can be described as the interaction between devices and machines (it could be Airplane, Ship, connected cars, or Bicycle) that are connected to the internet and to each other.  The M2M SIM card is required to connect these devices to the internet, though these can be used on regular mobiles as well. However, telecom operators like Vodafone, Airtel, etc have dedicated M2M offerings for such communications. The deployment of M2M in sectors like transport, power, utilities, logistics, health, and shipping has enormous potential to boost the economic development of the country.

So dear mobile phone user doesn’t go to the rumor your number will be as same as before.

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