- government changed rules
- your number may be switched off
- hurry up
The Department of Telecommunications has directed all telecom operators that users who are using more than 9 SIM cards should be sent a notification. All outgoing calls to such SIM cards should be terminated within 30 days. At the same time, the incoming call should be closed within 45 days. Along with this, let us tell you that mobile SIM users can also surrender the additional SIM.
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If the SIM notified by the users is not verified, then such SIM will be disabled within 60 days. At the same time, if users are in international roaming, sick or disabled, then they will also be given an additional 30 days. At the same time, if there is a complaint against the mobile number from the Law Enforcement Agency or from the bank or any other financial institution, then the outgoing calls of such SIM will be stopped within 5 days. At the same time, incoming will stop in 10 days. At the same time, the SIM will be completely closed in 15 days.
The Department of Telecommunications on Wednesday ordered users having more than 9 SIMs to complete the verification at the earliest. As per the rules, a user can buy a maximum of 9 SIM cards. Whereas, the maximum SIM card limit for northeastern states like Jammu and Kashmir and Assam is 6. According to the Department of Telecommunication, more than 9 SIMs active on the user’s ID will be declared invalid. In this situation, users will have the option to turn off the SIM as per their wish.
The Department of Telecommunications has directed the closure of SIM cards in excess of the prescribed quantity to prevent incidents like cybercrime, online fraud, fake calls. This rule has happened to control the market of fake SIM cards.