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Panic Button & GPS Mandatory for Cellphones
May 02, 2016

Panic button will be mandatory for all mobile phones to be sold in India January 1, 2017, onwards to enable users make emergency call easily. Besides, in-built GPS navigation system would be mandatory for all phones a year later with effect from January 1, 2018.

  • From January 1, 2017, no cellphone can be sold without a provision for panic button.

  • From January 1, 2018 mobile sets should have GPS inbuilt.

  • Feature phones without the facility of panic button should be activated by pressing ‘Numeric key–5 or 9’ to invoke emergency call.

  • No smartphone should be sold in India without the facility of emergency call button.

  • This button should function in a manner that by pressing the same for long time to invoke emergency call or the use of existing power on or off button, when short pressed thrice in quick succession.

  • With effect from January 1, 2018, no mobile phone handset manufactured company shall sell the new mobile phone hand set in India without the facility of identifying the location through Satellite based GPS.

  • At present, only smartphones come with inbuilt GPS system.

  • The government has asked the companies to set up at least 10,000 centres across the country to facilitate mobile phone users in upgrading their phones and adding the button.

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