300 Mn Mobile Phones is Inactive in India !!!

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One-third of mobile phone numbers not in use - Hindustan Times


India's claims of a sensational expansion of mobile phone use could take a knock as a reality check revealed that almost a third of the country's mobile phone numbers were inactive.

Officially, there are about 900 million mobile phone subscribers in a nation of 1.2 billion. But government data showed that about 300 million of these are not in use at all.



After Indian DTH, here comes sensational reality of India Telecom :eat:
 

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when the telcos give SIM cards for Rs 20 with Rs 50 TT, this will obv. happen(Just as an example, I have 6 SIM's , 3 of which arent in use. Of the other 3, 1 is in use 2 months a year, another the rest of the yr while the 3rd is a backup)Many people here have 10+ SIM's
 

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who gives a F anyways? all of these companies love to show that they added 1-2-3 million new subscribers in the last month! large numbers look good in media.
 


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Hehe I just bought 2 MTNL SIMs... each giving 250MB 3G download free for 3 months :D250 * 3 months = 750. What more? Unused data is carried over to next month.The offer was too attractive to not to get. WIll cancel 1 once 3 months are over.
 

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Hehe I just bought 2 MTNL SIMs... each giving 250MB 3G download free for 3 months :D

250 * 3 months = 750. What more? Unused data is carried over to next month.

The offer was too attractive to not to get. WIll cancel 1 once 3 months are over.
hmmmmmm......tell me about it, would like to get it too!!! :p
how much does it cost per month???
 
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The offer was too attractive to not to get. WIll cancel 1 once 3 months are over.
Ha! no one will ever cancel the SIM connection..they just throw the sim down the gutter
 


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hmmmmmm......tell me about it, would like to get it too!!! :p
how much does it cost per month???

Its over now, 31st was last date, it was there from last 3 months.

Ha! no one will ever cancel the SIM connection..they just throw the sim down the gutter

Bad idea. Always get SIM cancelled for legal reasons.
 

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Bad idea. Always get SIM cancelled for legal reasons.

No Telecom Company have policy for cancellation of Prepaid connections. and 95% inactive connections must be prepaid only. There are less than 3% postpaid subscribers who don't bother to cancel the connection and throw away sim cards.
 

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mhm. i thought prepaid connections are considered canceled if they are not recharged in 6 months :confused: