Sichuan Mobile will initiate a new number section this month to meet the ever increasing demand on mobile phone numbers.
The new number section is 159. Sichuan Mobile has received about 600,000 numbers from its parent company.
Sichuan Mobile will first issue the numbers in Chengdu, its capital city, and then extend to the rest of the province.
With more than 14 million users, the company says the current 134-139 number sections of Sichuan Mobile can no longer meet growing demand.