Moving to 8 digits for mobiles – Why 5?
In 2 weeks time, the island’s mobile infrastructure will go through a major switch, requiring first of all, a change of habit in the life of probably every Mauritian. Prefixing the digit “5” in front of all mobile networks will be mandatory as from 1st September 2013 00:00hrs. The 8-digit numbering had been announced long time back and these days, a huge campaign is being conducted to remind everyone of the need to “5ing” each and every mobile number in their phones as well as in their minds.
Slowly but surely, there will be a wide change out there in the island. Just to name a few : business cards, web sites, adverts and etc need to be reviewed. And probably affecting those using their phone numbers as passwords…
Have you ever asked yourself why the number 5?
(The picture is one of my original ideas, hope that you liked it)