Tag: Department Of Telecommunications

Landline Users Need To Add '0' To Call Mobile Phones From January

New Delhi: Telecom subscribers will have to prefix ‘0’ as they call from a landline to any mobile number starting January 1, 2021. The decision has been taken up in order to ensure adequate numbering resources for fixed line and mobile services. Telecom regulator TRAI had recommended the move in May this year. A DoT’s […]

Centre Asks Telcos, ISPs To Block Access To Banned Chinese Apps

New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has directed telecom operators and internet service providers to block access to all the 59 Chinese apps banned by the government with immediate effect, sources said. DoT has asked all the service players to comply with the order and submit compliance reports. The development comes after the Centre […]

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UIDAI, DoT clarify on disconnection of SIM cards issued through Aadhaar

New Delhi: After reports of disconnection of 50 crore mobile numbers issued through Aadhaar identification spread panic among the people, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Thursday clarified that those reports are completely untrue and imaginary. It further advised that there is absolutely no reason for panic or fear at all. In a […]

'Panic Button' trials successful in UP, to be enforced nationwide soon

New Delhi: Safety tool ‘Panic Button’ — a women’s safety-oriented mobile application by Women and Child Development ministry (WCD)– has successfully completed its trial run in Uttar Pradesh and will be soon implemented across the country, said Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday. “I am happy to inform that the user trial of Panic Button […]

Govt not to cut mobile connections over Aadhaar

New Delhi: The government will not disconnect mobile connections which aren’t linked with Aadhaar, said Aruna Sundararajan, secretary in the department of telecommunications (DoT), on Wednesday. The department is waiting for the Supreme Court judgment on the Aadhaar issue to decide on the action to be taken in cases where people have Aadhaar but do […]

Delhi Police writes to DoT to scrap customer care number 121

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has written to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to discontinue customer helpline number 121 as it was “creating confusion” and leading to a “spike in the number of blank calls” received by the DoT’s emergency number 112. The DoT of the central government had allotted 112 for the National Emergency […]

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3-day India Mobile Congress to take place from Sept 27 in Delhi

New Delhi: Following the yearly global attention drawn by the Mobile World Congress (MWC) that takes place in Barcelona, India is all set to have its own version this year, for the first time, from September 27 to 29. To be held in Delhi, the congress is expected to see participation by 8 to 10 […]

Next round of 2G, 3G airwaves auctions from Feb 25

New Delhi: The next round of spectrum auction in 800, 900, 1800 and 2100 megahertz (MHz) will start from Feb 25, it was announced here Saturday.