To make landline to mobile phones calls from landlines across the country, it will now be mandatory for customers to put 0 (zero / zero) before the number from January 1. The telecom department has accepted the proposal of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) related to it.
TRAI had recommended to put ‘0 (zero)’ before the number on 29 May 2020 for such calls, this will allow telecom service providers to create more numbers. In a circular issued on 20 November, the Department of Telecommunications has said that TRAI’s recommendations for changing the way of dialing numbers from landline to mobile have been accepted. This will facilitate the creation of sufficient numbers for mobile and landline services.
According to the circular, after applying this rule, to make a call from landline to mobile, dial 0 (zero) before the number. Telecom department said that telecom companies will have to dial zero to all customers of landline. This facility is currently available for calls outside your area.
Telecom companies have been given time till January 1 to adopt this new system. This change in the way of dialing will allow telecom companies to create 254.4 crore additional numbers for mobile services. This will help in meeting future needs.