Panic Button for all the Mobile Phones in India: From January 1, 2017, the Panic button to be mandatory for all mobile phones in India to enable the users to make an emergency call easily. Take a look bellow for More Details About Panic Button for all the Mobile Phones in India.
Panic Button for All The Mobile Phones in India
On Monday, The India Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said about the inbuilt GPS navigation system to be mandatory for all the Mobile phones from the year later on January 1, 2018.
Here is the statement of Telecom Ministry Ravi Shankar Prasad about the inbuilt GPS navigation system on Mobile phones as “Technology is solely meant to make human life better and what better than using it for the security of women… from January 1, 2017, no cell phone can be sold without a provision for panic button and from January 1, 2018, mobile sets should have also GPS inbuilt.”
Also, the official report on April 22, 2016, said “With effect from January 1, 2017, no mobile phone handset manufactured company shall sell in India… Feature phones without the facility of panic button by pressing ‘Numeric key 5' or ‘Numeric key 9' to invoke emergency call”.
From those statements from the Ministry of India Telecom, it mentioned that there will no smartphone should be sold in India without the feature of the emergency button. Whereas, this emergency button should work by pressing the key as a long time to invoke emergency call or the use of existing power on or off button, when short pressed thrice in quick succession.
The notification added: “With effect from January 1, 2018, no mobile phone handset manufacturing company shall sell the new mobile phone handset in India without the facility of identifying the location through satellite-based GPS.”
Before that, in this March 2016, the government had announced that people will use the number to dial for police, ambulance and fire department by a number “112” is respective.
All the numbers of the Emergency call such as 100 for police, 101 for fire, 102 for ambulance and 108 for emergency disaster management. Now all the numbers are compacted with a single number that is “112.”
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