Share of prepaid mobile users in India 2019 by telecom circles

As of September 2019, telecom Circle B with 98.15 percent had the highest percent of prepaid mobile users. It was followed by telecom Circle C with 97.29 percent. The telecom metro circle comprising of Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata had the least share of prepaid mobile users.
The number of prepaid versus post-paid mobile connections in selected countries in 2012, can be found here.

Distribution of prepaid mobile users in India as of September 2019, by telecom circles

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

as of September 2019

Supplementary notes

Telecom circle A: Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu (including Chennai)
Telecom circle B: Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh (east and west), Haryana, Punjab and West Bengal
Telecom circle C: Jammu and Kashmir, north-east, Assam, Sikkim, Bihar and Odisha
Metro telecom circle: Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.

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