The Division of Telecommunications (DoT) allotted MSC codes thrice to the primary personal telecom operator of the nation, Reliance Jio, in January 2022. The brand new MSC codes allotted to the telco have been for seven totally different areas of the county. It’s price noting that not one of the different telecom operators required recent MSC codes from the DoT; solely Jio was after the recent codes. For the unaware, MSC codes are the primary five-digit of your cell phone quantity. The DoT has full management over the allocation of MSC codes as it’s a scarce useful resource in nature. Thus, as and when a telco requires it, the DoT allocates it.
The truth that it was solely Jio and never Vodafone Concept (Vi) or Bharti Airtel, which required these MSC codes show that Jio’s SIM with new numbers are in heavy demand. It additionally is smart because the telco has the repute of largely including the very best variety of subscribers in a month.
Areas for Which Reliance Jio Was Allotted MSC Codes
The seven areas for which Reliance Jio was allotted MSC codes from the DoT are — UP East, Odisha, Rajasthan, Haryana, Assam, Kolkata, and Madhya Pradesh.
Following is the listing of MSC codes the telco obtained for every area:
UP East — 92350-92359
Odisha — 92370-92379
Rajasthan — 92510-92519
Haryana — 92540-92549
Assam — 92870-92879
Kolkata — 92300-92309
Madhya Pradesh — 92440-92449
These are the recent MSC codes which have been allotted to Reliance Jio. Now the telco can use these codes to create recent and model new numbers for its SIMs. Word that the DoT oversees the issuing of those numbers very carefully because the telcos are usually not allowed to offer it to porting out clients of among the different telcos reminiscent of TTSL (if any). TTSL has been out of the patron telecom enterprise for a really long-time, however the DoT has nonetheless requested Jio to not permit any porting out of TTSL clients to its subscriber base by issuing them a brand new quantity from this sequence.