Mobile nos starting with ‘8′, soon

karthik

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Mobile users across the country would soon see new mobile numbers, maybe as early as end of August 2009. While earlier reports indicated that all mobile users would be converted to a 11-digit numbering scheme (11 DIGIT MOBILE NUMBERS FROM 2010) latest updates indicate that 10-digit numbers would continue for more years to come.While the DOT has almost exhausted its supply of available number series - all levels from 90 / 91 / 95 / 96 / 97 / 98 / 99 have been allotted to various operators (and levels 92 / 93 / 94 reserved for Tata Indicom / Reliance Mobile / BSNL respectively) the new level “8″ would ensure that there are plentty of new numbering options available, with the existing 10-digit numbering framework. In short, the number “8″ would be introduced which would exist along with today’s mobile numbers starting with “9″.Upcoming new “8″ level codes:Code Operator Circle 8000 Reliance GSM Gujarat 8001 Vodafone West Bengal 8002 Airtel Bihar 8003 Airtel Rajasthan 8004 BSNL Uttar Pradesh (E) 8005 BSNL Uttar Pradesh (E) 8006 Vodafone Uttar Pradesh (W) 8007 Vodafone Maharashtra – Goa 8008 Airtel Andhra Pradesh 8009 Airtel Uttar Pradesh (E) 8010 Reliance GSM Delhi 8011 Airtel Assam 8012 Aircel Tamil Nadu 8013 Aircel Kolkata 8014 Aircel North East 8015 Tata DoCoMo Tamil Nadu 8016 Airtel West Bengal 8017 Vodafone Kolkata 8018 Airtel Orissa 8019 Tata DoCoMo Andhra Pradesh 8050 Tata DoCoMo Karnataka To share an example: the old numbers 9xxxx-xxxxx would exist as well as new numbers 8xxxx-xxxxx.
 

agantuk

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^ I too thought so until I ended up getting calls from a whole lot of them last week!
 


amish

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Hah, once MNP comes (if it ever does), both the above links will make no sense!!
 

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I guess there are plans for 11 digit numbers for mobiles.I think 15-16 digit would be good option considering growth capability for next 20 years in mobile (with population) :D