Yes, you heard it right. From July 1, we will have 13 digits mobile number in India. The Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued an instruction to all telecom company to have 13 digit mobile number. Even if we think 13 is an unlucky number, it better for the security reasons. That is why the government is working harder and set a goal for All mobile numbers to have 13 digits From July 1, 2018, in India.
These have been so many speculations on how to make a better and security number to use by every single Indian and finally, they have a solution which will be starting to establish on July 1. It’s for the M2M device and right now they didn’t say anything about regular numbers.
The existing 10 digits mobile number user will start to immigrated to 13 digit number from October and all new sim will have 13 digit number from July. The government has issued a deadline of 31st December 2018. Till then all the M2M 10 digit, the mobile number will be changed to 13 digits.
As soon as the news came out rumors have started to begin, but soon they issued a statement on it saying it will affect only M2M sim card. Now M2M sim card is mobile to machine sim card. Which is generally use in swiping device and wireless hotspot.
One month ago Department of Telecom has suggested changing all the M2M sim number to 13 digits for security purpose as those devices are easy to crack and higher chance to get hacked. These devices are cellular network operated remoted devices and with this 13 digit numbers, they will just add an extra layer of security to it.
The rumor of change all mobile number in India spread like a wildfire and then DoT has issued another notice that its only for M2M devices. Which mean a normal mobile number like ours won’t get affected by this one.
All the current M2M numbers will be ported to 13 digit number. Those M2M sim cards are mostly used in Wi-Fi hotspot and another industrial device is which is supported by the internet of things. Now after this, they will follow 13 digit protocol henceforward.
If you heard any rumors about changing every Indian number to 13 digits, then it’s wrong. These M2M devices are not the worries of normal people, but rather the telecom company, who now need to start rolling 13 digits mobile number for every new M2m sim card.