You cannot have more than 9 connections in your name ! How to disconnected old prepaids ?

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A customers cannot hold more than 9 connections from all service providers in a single name in a services area/telecom circle. That is the new rule. Fair enough.

But here is the problem... How do I disconnect my prepaid connection ?

The unwritten rule to my knowledge is that if a customer has no balance or makes no recharge for a specific amount or has no incoming or outgoing call, his connection is automatically disconnected.

Well I have had mobile connections which was not disconnected in spite of having no specified balance, in spite of not making required recharge and no calls were made or came through. It was just old connections, the sim which I had not thrown away. When I tried them, it was intact and many a time I have reused them. I wont say every connection has been like that, but many times it has worked. Since it was beneficial to me, I did not have a problem with that.

Now I have a problem because the new rule says I cannot have more than 9 and when I take a new connection how do I ensure that my old connection - prepaid - is disconnected ?

Since I am the one who goes out to get a connection, many of the connections for my own family are in my name and I do change the connection once or twice year if the service is poor or if I can get a good offer on a new connection.

Now, under these rules it would be a problem for me if my old connections which I had not been using have not been disconnected by my provider.

How do I disconnect my prepaid connection without having to wait for it get disconnected as and when the operator feels so?
 

kkapoorr

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I've talked to Airtel once to get my prepaid disconnected. They said that sir please destroy the SIM and if for a continuous period of 2 months you don't use it, it'll get disconnected. I may be miss remembering though...;)
 

mhsabir

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Atleast 2-3 companies, I think Airtel & Vodafone are among them have confirmed that unused numbers for more than 3 months would be recycled.
 


iCon

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@broadband_user Can you please provide the link of the source of your post? I failed on Google.
 

shashank983

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not true ...reliance giving family plan ...which offers u 10+ connection ....... in same plan one bill
 

iCon

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Thats postpaid mate...here he is talking about prepaid.
 


shashank983

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Thats postpaid mate...here he is talking about prepaid.
yeah sorry ... but its not same ..?
both have different guideline ?
 

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