70 days on, Val­ley’s post-paid mo­biles to come alive on Mon

Curbs On Net, Pre-Paid Cells To Con­tinue

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport - Bharti Jain & Saleem Pan­dit |

New Delhi/Srinagar: Sev­enty days af­ter a com­mu­ni­ca­tion lock­down was im­posed in the Val­ley fol­low­ing the an­nul­ment of Jammu and Kash­mir’s spe­cial sta­tus, Kash­mir will move closer to restora­tion of nor­mal life with the state gov­ern­ment an­nounc­ing re­sump­tion of post-paid mo­bile ser­vices in all 10 dis­tricts from Mon­day.

While voice calls and SMS will be en­abled, mo­bile in­ter­net will re­main barred for now. The move is set to ben­e­fit around 40 lakh post­paid mo­bile sub­scribers in J&K who are in the Val­ley. Around 20 lakh pre-paid con­nec­tions — which work only in the state and lack roam­ing fa­cil­ity — re­main non-func­tional. In nor­mal course, pre-paid SIM cards bought out­side J&K too

20 lakh pre-paid con­nec­tions

non-func­tional

do not func­tion in J&K.

The lift­ing of the ban on mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the Val­ley comes days af­ter the J&K gov­ern­ment with­drew its ad­vi­sory, is­sued in early Au­gust, ask­ing tourists to leave the state as a pre­cau­tion­ary step and is part of cal­i­brated steps to ease re­stric

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