About 75 lakh Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio users had their second SIM Card turned off in April of this year.
To yet, no official information has been obtained on who switched off these other SIM numbers—the customers or the telecom providers—for these other SIM cards. The idea that 75 lakh consumers have stopped using mobile phones, however, also appears unlikely. These numbers could have been stopped for a reason, though, if they had been inactive for a protracted period of time. Let’s learn more about this significant news before the introduction of 5G technology.
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Why was the second SIM card withdrawn for more than 75 lakh Airtel and Jio subscribers?
The subject of why so many more Airtel and Reliance Jio SIM cards have been cancelled or why they themselves have been discontinued is now on people’s minds. One explanation is because prepaid plans have increased significantly in price over the past few days, making it exceedingly expensive to recharge both SIM cards. As a result, consumers may choose to turn off their Huh. Consider adding a second SIM card.
However, it is also possible that customers of Airtel and Jio’s second sims left them dormant for an extended period of time without being recharged. In this case, the company may shut down since it would otherwise make calls and send texts. But to far, no announcement has been made on it. Prior to the 5G auction, this is a significant setback.
whose users fluctuated in April in terms of number of users
The most recent TRAI statistics shows that Reliance Jio now has more than 405 million mobile users, including 16.8 lakh brand-new ones. At the same time, Bharti Airtel increased its customer base by roughly 8.1 lakh in April. This has led to a rise in Bharti Airtel’s overall customer base to 3611 million.
However, as of April 2022, 15.68 lakh subscribers of Vodafone Idea, the third-largest telecom carrier, have departed, bringing the total number of Vi customers to 259 million. Similar to this, BSNL’s (the government-owned telecom firm) subscriber base has significantly decreased.
What should you do if your SIM card is still active?
Even while the corporation hasn’t yet made an official announcement about whether they’ve taken this step or not, if they have, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Yes, if you have a second SIM card that you do not use, you should recharge it briefly and use it. Otherwise, if the provider has discontinued the second SIM card due to this, your number will also be affected. Therefore, keep charging it if you also want to maintain the functionality of your second SIM card or other cell number.