TRAI Denies Speculative Reports on Levying Fee for Multiple SIMs, Says No Such Policy Being Considered

The latest consultation paper aims to propose amendments that would refine allocation policies and utilization procedures, thereby ensuring a sufficient reserve of TI resources for present and future requirements.
TRAI Denies Speculative Reports on Levying Fee for Multiple SIMs, Says 'No Such Policy Being Considered'

TRAI Denies Speculative Reports on Levying Fee for Multiple SIMs, Says 'No Such Policy Being Considered' Image Source: CanvaPro

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has clearly said that customers will not be charged for holding multiple SIM cards. TRAI recently released a consultation paper on ‘Revision of National Numbering Plan', inviting comments from stakeholders. In fact, the consultation paper was issued with an aim to assess all factors currently affecting the allocation and utilization of Telecommunication Identifier (TI) resources.
TRAI in a statement, said "It has come to our attention that some media houses (print, electronic, and social media) have reported that TRAI has proposed introducing fees for mobile and landline numbers with aim to ensure the efficient allocation and use of these ‘finite resources’. The speculation that TRAI intends to impose charges on customers for holding multiple SIMs/ numbering resources is unequivocally false. Such claims are unfounded and serve only to mislead the public."
The latest consultation paper aims to propose amendments that would refine allocation policies and utilization procedures, thereby ensuring a sufficient reserve of TI resources for present and future requirements.
"TRAI has consistently been advocative of minimum regulatory intervention promoting forbearance and the self-regulation of market forces," it added.
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