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Import of Mobiles Without Panic Button Allowed Until February, Says DoT

The Department of Telecom on Tuesday allowed import of mobile phones without panic button or emergency calling feature till February 28, 2017. “…it has been decided by the competent authority that the import of mobile phone handsets without Panic Button/Emergency call button feature prescribed as per ‘Panic Button and Global Positioning System Facility in all mobile phone handsets Rules 2016…shall ... Read More »

All existing telephones have to Have Panic Button characteristic, Says DoT

cellular manufacturers had been asked to put in a software program in all current telephones to offer for a panic button like feature at the click of one single range to help customers in case of emergency. The modern day course from the DoT follows an earlier order requiring handset makers to put in panic button in all new phones ... Read More »

DoT May Make It Mandatory for Mobiles to Support Local Languages

The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to come out with regulations in 3-4 months that will make it mandatory for mobile phones to support Hindi and at least one regional language. The move is aimed at making users communicate in local languages and access government services like e-payment through mobile phones. “Three months down the line, there will be ... Read More »

Mobile Phone Production in India May Reach 500 Million in 2 Years: DoT

Mobile phone manufacturing in the country may reach 500 million units in coming two years on the back of good base of talent and an incentive policy, a top Department of Telecom (DoT) official said Sunday. This year, India produced 100 million phones as compared to 45 million last year. “The number of phones being manufactured was 10 million sometime ... Read More »