Indian Government asks Operators to ban Chinese and Korean Handsets without IMEI

The DOT of Department of Telecom has asked all Operators to ban handsets without a legitimate IMEI number on January 6th.

This directive comes as a fight against terror as these handsets are being used by terrorists as they do not have an IMEI number in them.There are as many as 25 million unbranded handsets imported from China and Korea that are believed to be on the knife’s edge.

They have asked operators to block mobiles with fake IMEI numbers like all zeroes .

The Indian Government has postponed the previous deadline for Operators from 6th January 2009 to March 31 2009.

So be careful when purchasing these Chinese or other imported handsets ..

You might even be questioned by the authorities .

Author: Team FoneArena

A team of mobile geeks