Chinese Mobile Phone Handsets Illegal in India

A Nokia N95 Clone with Touch Screen Features of a Apple iPhone Duplicate which costs just 5000Rs is only possible when you go into the Grey Market of mobile phones in most twin cities in India. These handsets look 100% similar to the original handsets but are just not the original ones. These Chinese handsets are having dual sim cards facility, super high bass speakers and many touch screen capabilities which are not even available in the original handsets. Many a times customers are duped with duplicate handsets which they may never be aware of.

Banned Chinese Mobile PhonesBut the rules are changing now and Indian Cellular operators are recommending consumers to not buy these handsets along with Department of Telecommunications (DoT) which is directing the telecom companies to disconnect services to these handsets. One of the major problems with these handsets is that these dont have any IMEI numbers which gives a lot of information about the handset and can also help you in case your handset is lost.

Chinese Mobile Phone Handsets

One interesting point about these handsets is that most terrorists ae known to use these handsets because they dont leave any trace behind and cannot be tracked easily which means total safety for them and if you are also a owner of these handsets you are also using a mobile phone which terrorists use? Will you do this?

Currently Dot has given a warning to all the handsets users that their mobile phones should be changed before 31st march or else the handsets would be deactivated and they cannot use them. No Cellular services would be offered to handsets which dont have IMEI numbers.

There are mainly 2 options left , because there should be some real good option for the users who have already purchased these handsets and these are to either Legalize these imported cheap handsets or else update their software according the govt telecom rules and allow the users to use them.

My suggestion is that if you are on a tight budget in buying a new mobile phone then dont go for these chinese handsets but go for cheapest handsets which come for 400Rs to 2000Rs with many good features.

Are you already a owner of these chinese handsets? What are you going to do next?

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  1. Well amit i am have not yet owned any chinese mobiles i am nokia fan and i own n73 but many of college mates have owned it and now they just told me that they have just inserted a 100rs IMEI card and told that now they have no problem in using those chinese mobiles

  2. i m an owner of such phone….my phone does show an imei no…..but i dont know if its a fake no??? any idea how to check tht out??

    and balaji – whts this Rs. 100 card???

  3. Balaji, pl elaborate on the 100 rs imei card.

  4. Well friends it as like and add-on chip which they will place in your mobile phone it cost’s around RS.100 you can get it from all the major mobile wholesale outlets or from the dealer where you have purchased your mobile phone on adding this chip will help you in getting an IMEI number for your mobile handset in turn prevents from the ban of you mobile phone from your service provider

    Balaji J H

  5. Sir I brought a china set on feb-09. Can i prevent this from ban order. if it is possible then plz tell me the procedure.

  6. virtual piano says:

    yes, most of phone handset from Chinese is illegal!

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  8. Shiv Charan Singh says:

    I am using DUAL sim touch (T86 china mobile hand set. My IMEI No.358678000049578.Now I am getting calls only Sim 1 but on the sim 2 my hans set shouwing “Invalid sim”. Please resove or suggest the remedy
    Than and regards
    Shiv Charan Singh (Haryana)

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