You may have an 11-digit mobile number soon

Every telecom operator is allocated a series of mobile numbers on requirement basis - for six months or a year depending on the customer base it has.

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2016, 16:05 PM IST
You may have an 11-digit mobile number soon

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi:  With phone operators expected to run out of 10-digit mobile numbers soon, the Department of Telecom (DoT) is now considering an 11-digit numbering system.

As per a Zee News report, this could be implemented very soon.

The telecom department had come up with a 30-year numbering plan in 2003 but the fast growth in the telecom subscriber base has forced the authority to relook into its policy and consider 11-digit numbering system.

Every telecom operator is allocated a series of mobile numbers on requirement basis - for six months or a year depending on the customer base it has.