DoT New Rules On Multiple Sim: There is also a rule regarding SIM cards in India that most people are not aware of. This is why people go on buying SIM cards in a hurry. If you are also one of them, this decision can land you in trouble. For information, let us tell you that a person can keep a maximum of 9 SIM cards in his name in India.
DoT New Rules On Multiple Sim
In such a situation, if you are also fond of buying new number SIM cards or you keep changing your number every few times, then it may be that soon your SIM cards will be deactivated and stop working altogether. . In fact, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued an order to reverify SIMs of customers having more than nine connections across India (six connections for Jammu and Kashmir, Northeast and Assam) and disconnect in case of non-verification.
If you have more SIM cards in your name, then be careful.
According to the Department of Telecommunications order, the subscribers will be given the option to choose the connection they want to keep and deactivate the rest of the connection.
The DoT order said- If during the data analysis done by DoT, it was found that a subscriber has more than nine mobile connections (six in the case of J&K, Northeast and Assam) across all telecom companies, Then the mobile connection will be marked for verification.
Why did DoT give this order?
This order from the Department of Telecommunications has come to investigate the incidents of financial crime, fake and automated calls and fraud. DoT has asked telecom operators to remove from the database all those flagged mobile connections which are not in use as per the rules.
What do customers do now
- The flagged mobile connection’s outgoing (including data services) features will be suspended within 30 days. Similarly, the incoming service will be stopped within 45 days.
- If the customer comes for verification and exercises his option to surrender, the disconnected mobile connection will be transferred to him.
- If a customer does not turn up for verification, the flagged number will be deactivated within 60 days, counted from December 7.
- Customers who are on international roaming or physically disabled or hospitalized will be provided an additional 30 days for verification.
- Suppose the number is flagged or identified as a strange caller by law enforcement agencies or financial institutions, and no one comes for verification. In that case, outgoing services will be suspended in 5 days, incoming service in 10 days and the number will be disconnected entirely in 15 days.
As per the existing guidelines, a subscriber can have nine mobile connections. An SMS will be sent to more than nine numbers on one Aadhaar. Under the following procedure, you can quickly regularize the additional connections.
Check how many SIM cards are registered in your name
DoT has launched a portal, using which you can check how many mobile numbers are registered on one Aadhar card. With the help of this tool, one can quickly get rid of unauthorized active SIM card numbers which he is not using. You can check how many SIM cards are registered on your Aadhar card by following these steps-
- Go to tafcop.dgtelecom.gov.in. Enter your mobile number and click on Request OTP
- Now you will get six digits One Time Password (OTP). Enter OTP and click on Validate
- On the next page, you will see all the mobile numbers registered on the Aadhar number
- If you see a number that is not yours or do not want to use it, just tick next to the number and click on Report. If all the numbers are yours and you want to continue using them, nothing needs to be done.