A DoT notification claim says that a suitable announcement might be fed in the fixed-line switches to advise the subscribers of fixed-line connections to add a 0 prefix.
The Department of Telecommunications has made a decision to implement the compulsory dialing of 0 to call mobile phones after TRAI Recommendation on "Ensuring Adequate Numbering Resources for Fixed Line and Mobile Services".More news: Public alerting system test to take place Wednesday
The move intends to free up sufficient numbering resources for future use. This announcement shall be played whenever a subscriber dials a fixed to mobile call without prefixing "0.' All fixed line subscribers will be provided with '0" dialing facility. Landline-to-mobile calls must be dialed with the prefix "0". All telecom providers have been intimated of this change and are given the deadline of January 1 to take all the necessary steps.More news: County sets record for active cases
A few days ago, several proposals were given to the government to change the mobile number from TRAI. "All fixed line subscribers should have a "0" dialing function, that is, an STD dialing function".More news: Redesigned Apple Watch and MacBooks rumored for late 2021
Well, having said that telecom service providers have to implement the message and this new mandate, DoT has given them time for the same until January 1, 2021. The conformity of the same can be suggested, "said the circular issued on the site Web of DoT". However, mobile phones are accessed from a fixed line phone, within a service area, without dialing prefix "0".