Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ban on Chinese Phones

The 4 crore Chinese Mobile market is facing a standstill in Indian Market as DoT prepares itself to Ban calls made from such phone.Calls from such phones may be barred since most don’t carry the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, a unique 14-digit code used to identify valid devices.

Even locally-assembled handsets that don’t have IMEI numbers may be barred, according to a recent note by the department of telecom (DoT).

One of the reasons such a huge step is being taken is the fact that chinese phones were used in the blasts that rocked the nation recently.

One thing is for sure, people who brought the chinese handsets since it is cheaper, well, the "buy" just turned expensive for them.