Mobile telephone numbering in India – How to find the Mobile Operator by knowing first 4 digits of the Mobile Number

March 24, 2009 at 10:47 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

 

Hi,

        I used to get a lot of jumped calls and missed calls and usually confused who called me or from where they called me. I usually miss a lot of calls due to my office work. I thought of some ways that if i could find whose call i missed. Unfortunately,here in india we dont have a mobile phone directory like one we used to have for landlines.

    Here a found from a TRAI website a simpler way of finding from where u got the call ie. the mobile operator and region. Hope this helps u a bit folks.

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has divided India into various cellular zones such that within each zone, the call is treated as a local call, while across zones, it becomes a long-distance call. A cellular zone (or cellular circle) is normally the entire state, with a few exceptions like Mumbai (which is a different zone), Goa (which is a part of the Maharashtra zone), Jharkhand (which is a part of the Bihar zone) or Uttar Pradesh (divided into multiple zones).

From May 20, 2005, calls between Mumbai Metro and Maharashtra Telecom Circle, Chennai Metro and Tamilnadu Telecom Circle, Kolkata Metro and West Bengal Telecom Circle and Uttar Pradesh (East) and Uttar Pradesh (West) Telecom Circle Service Areas are merged in Inter service area connectivity. With the above arrangement, calls within a State in the above-mentioned four States would be treated as intra-service area call for the purposes of routing as well as Access Deficit Charges (ADC). The dialing procedure for calls within a State for these States would also be simplified i.e. dialling of mobile-to mobile subscribers and fixed-to-mobile subscribers would be without prefixing ‘0’.

All mobile numbers in India have the prefix 9 . Each zone is allowed to have multiple private operators (earlier it was 2 private + BSNL/MTNL, subsequently it was changed to 3 private + BSNL/MTNL in GSM 900/1800, now each zone has 4-5 operators including BSNL/MTNL in GSM, and 2 private + BSNL/MTNL in CDMA). All mobile phone numbers are 10 digits long, split up as OO-AA-NNNNNN where OO is the operator code, AA is the zone code assigned to the operator, and NNNNNN is the subscriber number.

Numbering plan

  • 90-xx-yyyyyy – Various operators.
  • 91-xx-yyyyyy – Various operators.
  • 92-xx-yyyyyy – Tata Indicom Numbers (CDMA)
  • 93-xx-yyyyyy – Reliance Communications Numbers (CDMA)
  • 94-xx-yyyyyy – BSNL Numbers
  • 95-xx-yyyyyy – Various operators.
  • 96-xx-yyyyyy – Various operators.
  • 97-xx-yyyyyy – Various operators.
  • 98-xx-yyyyyy – Various operators.
  • 99-xx-yyyyyy – Various operators.

After 15th April 2009, many cellular networks like Datacom Solutions (Videocon Group), Unitech Wireless (Unitech Group), Loop Telecom (The Ruias), Shyam Telelink, Idea (Aditya Birla Group), Swan Telecom, ByCell Telecom, etc. are planning to roll-out their services across many Telecom Circles in India.

 

 

 

 

Mobile Telephone Numbering System
90 Shared 91 Shared Tata Indicom Reliance BSNL 95 Shared 96 Shared 97 Shared 98 Shared 99 Shared
9000 A AP 9100 L AP 9200 MP 9300 MP 9400       9600 A TN 9700 a AP 9800 A WB 9900 A KA
9001 A RJ 9101 L AS 9201 MP 9301 MP 9401 AS       9601 A GJ 9701 A AP 9801 A BR 9901 A KA
9002 A WB 9102 L BR 9202 MP 9302 MP 9402 NE       9602 A RJ 9702 I MU 9802 D HR 9902 A KA
9003 A TN 9103 L DL 9203 MP 9303 MP 9403 MH       9603 I AP 9703 V AP 9803 D PB 9903 A KO
9004 A MU 9104 L GJ 9204 BR 9304 BR 9404       9604 I MH 9704 A AP 9804 D KO 9904 I GJ
9005 A UE 9105 L HR 9205 9305 UE 9405       9605 I KL 9705 I AP 9805 A HP 9905 R BR
9006 A BR 9106 L HP 9206 9306 JK 9406 MP       9606 9706 E AS 9806 D MP 9906 A JK
9007 A KO 9107 L JK 9207 AS 9307 UE 9407 MP       9607 9707 R AS 9807 D UE 9907 R MP
9008 A KA 9108 L KA 9208 9308 BR 9408       9608 R BR 9708 I BR 9808 D UW 9908 A AP
9009 I MP 9109 L KL 9209 9309 9409       9609 V WB 9709 E BR 9809 D KL 9909 V GJ
9010 I AP 9110 L KO 9210 DL 9310 DL 9410 UW       9610 V RJ 9710 a CH 9810 A DL 9910 A DL
9011 I MH 9111 L MP 9211 DL 9311 DL 9411 UW       9611 A KA 9711 V DL 9811 V DL 9911 I DL
9012 I UW 9112 L MH 9212 DL 9312 DL 9412 UW       9612 9712 V GJ 9812 I HR 9912 I AP
9013 M DL 9113 L NE 9213 DL 9313 DL 9413 RJ       9613 9713 V MP 9813 V HR 9913 V GJ
9014 R AP 9114 L OR 9214 RJ 9314 RJ 9414 RJ       9614 D WB 9714 I GJ 9814 S PB 9914 S PB
9015 R DL 9115 L PB 9215 HR 9315 HR 9415 UE       9615 9715 a TN 9815 A PB 9915 A PB
9016 R GJ 9116 L RJ 9216 PB 9316 PB 9416 HR       9616 I UE 9716 a DL 9816 A HP 9916 V KA
9017 R HR 9117 L TN 9217 PB 9317 PB 9417 PB       9617 I MP 9717 A DL 9817 R HP 9917 I UW
9018 R JK 9118 L UP(E) 9218 HP 9318 HP 9418 HP       9618 A AP 9718 I DL 9818 A DL 9918 V UE
9019 R KA 9119 9219 UW 9319 UW 9419 JK       9619 V MU 9719 V UW 9819 V MU 9919 V UE
9020 R KL 9120 L WB 9220 MU 9320 MU 9420 MH       9620 V KA 9720 V UW 9820 V MU 9920 V MU
9021 R MH 9121 9221 MU 9321 MU 9421 MH       9621 A UE 9721 V UE 9821 B MU 9921 I MH
9022 R MU 9122 9222 MU 9322 MU 9422 MH       9622 9722 a GJ 9822 I MH 9922 I MH
9023 R PB 9123 9223 MU 9323 MU 9423 MH       9623 I MH 9723 I GJ 9823 V MH 9923 V MH
9024 R RJ 9124 9224 MU 9324 MU 9424 MP       9624 GJ 9724 A GJ 9824 I GJ 9924 I GJ
9025 R TN 9125 9225 MH 9325 MH 9425 MP       9625 9725 A GJ 9825 V GJ 9925 V GJ
9026 R UE 9126 U WB 9226 MH 9326 MH 9426 GJ       9626 V TN 9726 V GJ 9826 I MP 9926 I MP
9027 R UW 9127 9227 GJ 9327 GJ 9427 GJ       9627 9727 V GJ 9827 R MP 9927 I UW
9028 T MH 9128 9228 GJ 9328 GJ 9428 GJ       9628 9728 I HR 9828 V RJ 9928 A RJ
9029 T MU 9129 9229 MP 9329 MP 9429 GJ       9629 9729 A HR 9829 A RJ 9929 A RJ
9030 T AP 9130 9230 KO 9330 KO 9430 BR       9630 9730 A MH 9830 V KO 9930 V MU
9031 T BR 9131 9231 KO 9331 KO 9431 BR       9631 9731 A KA 9831 A KO 9931 A BR
9032 T DL 9132 9232 WB 9332 WB 9432 KO       9632 A KA 9732 V WB 9832 R WB 9932 A WB
9033 T GJ 9133 9233 WB 9333 WB 9433 KO       9633 9733 V WB 9833 V MU 9933 A WB
9034 T HR 9134 9234 BR 9334 BR 9434 WB       9634 9734 V WB 9834 A MP 9934 A BR
9035 T HP 9135 9235 UE 9335 UE 9435 AS       9635 A WB 9735 V WB 9835 R BR 9935 A UE
9036 T KA 9136 9236 UE 9336 UE 9436 NE       9636 9736 E HP 9836 V KO 9936 A UE
9037 T KL 9137 9237 OR 9337 OR 9437 OR       9637 9737 9837 I UW 9937 A OR
9038 T KO 9138 9238 OR 9338 OR 9438 OR       9638 V GJ 9738 a KA 9838 V UE 9938 A OR
9039 T MP 9139 9239 KO 9339 KO 9439       9639 9739 V KA 9839 V UE 9939 A BR
9040 T OR 9140 9240 CH 9340 CH 9440 AP       9640 I AP 9740 A KA 9840 A CH 9940 A CH
9041 T PB 9141 9241 KA 9341 KA 9441 AP       9641 R WB 9741 A KA 9841 a CH 9941 a CH
9042 T RJ 9142 9242 KA 9342 KA 9442 TN       9642 9742 V KA 9842 a TN 9942 a TN
9043 T TN 9143 9243 KA 9343 KA 9443 TN       9643 9743 S KA 9843 V TN 9943 V TN
9044 T UE 9144 9244 TN 9344 TN 9444 CH       9644 9744 I KL 9844 S KA 9944 A TN
9045 T UW 9145 9245 TN 9345 TN 9445 CH       9645 9745 V KL 9845 A KA 9945 A KA
9046 T WB 9146 9246 AP 9346 AP 9446 KL       9646 V PB 9746 A KL 9846 V KL 9946 V KL
9047 V TN 9147 9247 AP 9347 AP 9447 KL       9647 V WB 9747 I KL 9847 I KL 9947 I KL
9048 V KL 9148 9248 AP 9348 AP 9448 KA       9648 9748 A KO 9848 I AP 9948 I AP
9049 V MH 9149 9249 KL 9349 KL 9449 KA       9649 9749 R WB 9849 A AP 9949 A AP
9050 V HR 9150 9250 DL 9350 DL 9450 UE       9650 A DL 9750 a TN 9850 I MH 9950 A RJ
9051 V KO 9151 9251 RJ 9351 RJ 9451 UE       9651 9751 V TN 9851 D WB 9951 I AP
9052 V AP 9152 9252 RJ 9352 RJ 9452 UE       9652 9752 A MP 9852 D BR 9952 A TN
9053 U HR 9153 9253 HR 9353 HR 9453 UE       9653 9753 I MP 9853 D OR 9953 V DL
9054 U HP 9154 9254 HR 9354 HR 9454 UE       9654 V DL 9754 I MP 9854 D AS 9954 A AS
9055 U JK 9155 9255 HR 9355 HR 9455       9655 9755 A MP 9855 S PB 9955 A BR
9056 U PB 9156 9256 PB 9356 PB 9456 UW       9656 9756 I UW 9856 D NE 9956 A UE
9057 U RJ 9157 9257 PB 9357 PB 9457 UW       9657 9757 M MU 9857 D HP 9957 A AS
9058 U UW 9158 9258 UW 9358 UW 9458       9658 9758 V UW 9858 D JK 9958 A DL
9059 U AP 9159 9259 UW 9359 UW 9459       9659 9759 V UW 9859 D AS 9959 A AP
9060 U KA 9160 9260 TN 9360 TN 9460 RJ       9660 9760 A UW 9860 A MH 9960 A MH
9061 U KL 9161 9261 TN 9361 TN 9461 RJ       9661 9761 V UW 9861 R OR 9961 I KL
9062 U KO 9162 9262 TN 9362 TN 9462       9662 A GJ 9762 a MH 9862 A NE 9962 V CH
9063 d AP 9163 9263 TN 9363 TN 9463 PB       9663 9763 I MH 9863 R NE 9963 A AP
9064 d AS 9164 9264 TN 9364 TN 9464 PB       9664 9764 V MH 9864 R AS 9964 S KA
9065 d BR 9165 9265 TN 9365 TN 9465       9665 A MU 9765 V MH 9865 a TN 9965 a TN
9066 d DL 9166 9266 TN 9366 TN 9466 HR       9666 9766 A MH 9866 A AP 9966 V AP
9067 d GJ 9167 9267 TN 9367 TN 9467       9667 9767 I MH 9867 A MU 9967 A MU
9068 d HR 9168 9268 9368 9468       9668 9768 a MU 9868 M DL 9968 M DL
9069 d HP 9169 9269 9369 9469 JK       9669 9769 V MU 9869 M MU 9969 M MU
9070 d JK 9170 9270 MH 9370 MH 9470 BR       9670 9770 R MP 9870 B MU 9970 A MH
9071 d KA 9171 9271 MH 9371 MH 9471       9671 9771 A BR 9871 A DL 9971 A DL
9072 d KL 9172 9272 MH 9372 MH 9472       9672 9772 V RJ 9872 A PB 9972 A KA
9073 d KO 9173 9273 MH 9373 MH 9473       9673 9773 B MU 9873 V DL 9973 A BR
9074 d MP 9174 9274 GJ 9374 GJ 9474 WB       9674 9774 E NE 9874 V KO 9974 A GJ
9075 d MH 9175 9275 GJ 9375 GJ 9475 WB       9675 9775 V WB 9875 r RJ 9975 A MH
9076 d MU 9176 V CH 9276 GJ 9376 GJ 9476       9676 A AP 9776 E OR 9876 A PB 9976 a TN
9077 d NE 9177 A AP 9277 GJ 9377 GJ 9477       9677 A TN 9777 A OR 9877 F PB 9977 I MP
9078 d OR 9178 A OR 9278 9378 9478       9678 9778 R OR 9878 A PB 9978 V GJ
9079 d RJ 9179 A MP 9279 9379 K 9479       9679 9779 A PB 9879 V GJ 9979 V GJ
9080 d TN 9180 9280 CH 9380 CH 9480 KA       9680 9780 V PB 9880 A KA 9980 A KA
9081 d UE 9181 9281 CH 9381 CH 9481 KA       9681 R KO 9781 S PB 9881 I MH 9981 A MP
9082 d UW 9182 9282 CH 9382 CH 9482       9682 9782 a RJ 9882 I HP 9982 V RJ
9083 d WB 9183 9283 CH 9383 CH 9483       9683 9783 V RJ 9883 R KO 9983 V RJ
9084 U DL 9184 9284 CH 9384 CH 9484       9684 9784 A RJ 9884 V CH 9984 V UE
9085 I AS 9185 9285 CH 9385 CH 9485       9685 9785 I RJ 9885 V AP 9985 V AP
9086 I JK 9186 9286 9386 9486 TN       9686 9786 V TN 9886 V KA 9986 V KA
9087 I KA 9187 9287 KL 9387 KL 9487 TN       9687 9787 V TN 9887 I RJ 9987 A MU
9088 I KO 9188 9288 KL 9388 KL 9488       9688 9788 a TN 9888 V PB 9988 V PB
9089 I NE 9189 9289 9389 9489       9689 9789 A TN 9889 I UE 9989 A AP
9090 I OR 9190 9290 AP 9390 AP 9490 AP       9690 9790 A TN 9890 A MH 9990 I DL
9091 I PB 9191 9291 AP 9391 AP 9491 AP       9691 9791 A TN 9891 I DL 9991 V HR
9092 I TN 9192 9292 AP 9392 AP 9492       9692 9792 V UE 9892 A MU 9992 I HR
9093 I WB 9193 9293 AP 9393 AP 9493       9693 9793 A UE 9893 A MP 9993 A MP
9094 a CH 9194 9294 AP 9394 AP 9494 9594 I MU 9694 9794 A UE 9894 A TN 9994 A TN
9095 a TN 9195 9295 AP 9395 AP 9495 KL       9695 9795 I UE 9895 A KL 9995 A KL
9096 A MH 9196 9296 AP 9396 AP 9496 KL       9696 9796 E JK 9896 A HR 9996 A HR
9097 a BR 9197 9297 AP 9397 AP 9497       9697 9797 A JK 9897 A UW 9997 A UW
9098 R MP 9198 9298 AP 9398 AP 9498       9698 9798 R BR 9898 A GJ 9998 A GJ
9099 V GJ 9199 A BR 9299 AP 9399 AP 9499       9699 9799 A RJ 9899 V DL 9999 V DL

  Abbreviations

Telecom Service Areas
AP Andhra Pradesh Telecom Circle (includes Yanam)
AS Assam Telecom Circle
BR Bihar & Jharkhand Telecom Circle
CH Chennai Metro Telecom Circle (includes MEPZ, Mahabalipuram & Minjur)
DL Delhi Metro Telecom Circle (includes NCR, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon & Noida)
GJ Gujarat Telecom Circle(includes Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli)
HP Himachal Pradesh Telecom Circle
HR Haryana Telecom Circle (excludes Faridabad, Gurgaon & Panchkula)
JK Jammu & Kashmir Telecom Circle
KL Kerala Telecom Circle (includes Lakshadweep)
KA Karnataka Telecom Circle
KO Kolkata Metro Telecom Circle (Also known as KTD or Kolkata Telecom District; includes parts of Haora, Hooghly, North & South 24 Parganas and Nadia Districts)
MH Maharashtra Telecom Circle (includes Goa, excludes Mumbai, Navi Mumbai & Kalyan)
MP Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh Telecom Circle
MU Mumbai Metro Telecom Circle (includes Navi Mumbai & Kalyan)
NE North East India Telecom Circle (excludes Assam)
OR Orissa Telecom Circle
PB Punjab Telecom Circle (includes Chandigarh & Panchkula)
RJ Rajasthan Telecom Circle
TN Tamilnadu Telecom Circle (includes Pondichery except Yanam, usually excludes Chennai, MEPZ, Mahabalipuram & Minjur)
UE Uttar Pradesh (East) Telecom Circle
UW Uttar Pradesh (West) & Uttarakhand Telecom Circle (excludes Ghaziabad & Noida)
WB West Bengal Telecom Circle or Rest of Bengal Telecom Circle(includes Andaman & Nicobar, Sikkim, excludes Kolkata Telecom District)
Cellular Operators
A Airtel
a Aircel Ltd.
B BPL Mobile
C CellOne – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
D Dishnet Wireless Ltd. (Aircel – North & East India)
d Datacom
E Essar Spacetel
F HFCL Connect
L Loop Telecom (Ruias)
I Idea
M Dolphin (MTNL)
R Reliance Telecom Ltd. (Smart GSM)
r Rainbow (Shyam) (CDMA)
  RIM – Reliance Mobile (CDMA)
S Spice Communications (Now taken over by Idea)
T Tata Indicom (includes Virgin Mobile) (CDMA)
U Unitech
V Vodafone (formerly Hutch)

          Thanks :TRAI Website and Wiki

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