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People under the age of 18 cannot buy sim cards : DoT

New Delhi: Purchase of sim cards by minors from any telecom industry under the age of 18 is banned in the country, said the Department of Telecommunication (DoT).


As per the reports, to acquire a sim card, a person has to fill the Customer Acquisition Form (CAF), a legal contract between the customer and telecom service provider (TSP).


CAF governed by the Indian Contract Law, 1872, states that a person making the contract should be atleast 18 years of age.

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Recently, DoT said, “Since it is a contract between the TSP and the customer, only eligible adults can make the contract.”


Notably, a person can buy a maximum of 18 sim cards in their name, out of which nine can be used for mobile calls and nine for M2M communication

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