It happens at times that we end up getting superflous SIM cards and they remain inactive in our names. And interestingly our service providers are not willing to listen for churn/deactivation if it happens to be prepay services. For me I had four such numbers with the following providers:
- Vodafone Data Card Number obtained in 2013. They confirmed churned and out of my name as of 21st March 2014
- BSNL Data Card Number obtained in 2014. They confirmed churned and out of my name as of December 2015
- Vodafone Standby Number obtained in 2015 during the issue of 'Gender Harassment'. Pending confirmation from Vodafone
- Datacard Standby Number obtained from BSNL in early 2015. Ported to Aircel for a while. Ported to Idea Cellular for a while. Idea Cellular did not now how to deactivate churn. So ported to Vodafone in 2016 and requested deactivation and churn. Process of churn in process.