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SIM Card Rule: This rule related to SIM cards is going to change today, and this is the big reason..

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Telecom regulator TRAI on Friday said that in case of a mobile SIM change, the mobile number will be considered eligible for 'porting' only after seven days. This step has been taken to prevent fraud through mobile phone numbers. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said, 'The Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability (Ninth Amendment) Regulations issued by the regulator on March 14, 2024 will come into force from July 1, 2024. '

Earlier, one had to wait for 10 days to do a 'SIM swap'. However, the regulator has reduced this period to seven days in the new amendment. TRAI said that the purpose of the amended rules is to curb the porting of mobile numbers by anti-social elements to commit fraud.

The regulator said, 'Through these rules, an additional criterion has been introduced to reject the request for allocation of Unique Porting Code (UPC).

If a request for UPC is made before the expiry of seven days from the date of 'The SIM swap', UPC will not be allotted.'

Will not be able to take more than 9 SIM cards

Earlier, on June 26, 2024, the new 'Telecommunication Act 2023' has come into force across the country. With this, now telecom sector customers will get to see many big changes. Under the new rule, now Indians will be able to take a maximum of 9 SIM cards in their entire life.

Along with this, now a jail term of 3 years and a fine of up to Rs 50 lakh will also be imposed for taking fake SIM cards. Not only this, people of Jammu and Kashmir and North-East states will be able to take a maximum of 6 SIM cards. For taking more SIMs than this, users will be fined Rs 50,000 for the first time and Rs 2 lakh for the second time.

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