The Department of Telecom has made it mandatory for all mobile phones sold in the country from 1st January 2018 to have GPS in built. Additionally, all phones will also need to have a physical panic button. The panic button requirement will be implemented from the 1st of January 2017. Feature phones will need to implement it by configuring keys 5 or 9 to play the dual role of a panic button, while smartphones will need to configure the on-off button to trigger panic signal when pressed thrice in quick succession. The TRAI had asked for a definitive date to make GPS and a panic button mandatory on all phones in October last year. Note that it’s not clear if the who the panic button is supposed to call, but we expect it will be the local police station and…
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