20 mn handsets go defunct from today
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar Nov 30: Over 20-25 million handsets will go defunct from tomorrow, December 1, as DoT has instructed operators to block cellphones without a valid IMEI number.
Subscribers with such handsets will either have to buy a new one with an IMEI number or go to any of the 1,600 outlets set up by the Cellular Operators Association of India to get the number implanted through a software.
Expect chaos, as one of the commentors earlier pointed out that in spite of having an IMEI number, Airtel is sending him messages that says he has an invalid IMEI number.
This will impact the low income group subscribers who are in all probability, even unaware of what ‘IMEI number’ actually is.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 30 Nov 2009 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 30 Nov 2009 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 1 Dec 2009 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM GK BUSINESS
Srinagar, Nov 30: A delay in land demarcation by the SK Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, for the construction of the road to Anchaar lake, on the rare of the hospital is delaying the work. Official More
2000 patients in the state
WORLD AIDS DAY - December - 1Srinagar, Nov 30: The trend of HIV positive cases in the state is increasing, though the number is still less, experts say. So far 271 HIV positive cases have been detected More
- GK Business
Srinagar, Nov 30: Breaking all previous records, the cross-LoC trade this week reached to an all time high at Rs 8.5 crore. The officials at Trade Facilitation Centre Salamabad, Uri, confirmed that More