No, your mobile number will not have 13 digits
India is all set for migration of the existing 10-digit M2M (Machine to Machine) mobile numbers to 13 digits from next New Year day. The process will start latest by Oct.1 and complete by the year end i.e., all the existing 10-digit numbers will have 13 digits.
M2M numbers are the ones that are used for SIMs in devices like swipe machines, cars, electricity meters etc.
The GSM Network Planning CeIl of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has already taken measures for smooth migration of the existing scheme to new scheme and complete the process as per the schedule, according to official sources.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has convened a meeting to take stock on implementation of the 13-digit numbering scheme for M2M communication on Aug.1 this year. This follows the decisions taken on implementing the 13-digit M2M numbering plan from July 1 – to allot 13-digit numbers to all the new M2M connections. All the Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) have been advised to ensure that their network elements including IT and other relevant systems are aligned with 13-digit numbering for M2M SIMs before 1st July, 2018 i.e., the readiness of Lawful Interception (LI) system has also to be ensured for I3-digit numbers before 1st July 2018.
The process of migration of existing 10-digit M2M numbers to 13 digits will start latest by 1st October and expected to be completed by 31st December 2018.