India’s mobile phone dreams become nightmare of dropped calls


In the past decade, nearly 1 billion people have been connected to wireless phone service as part of India’s mobile communications revolution , making it the second-largest mobile phone market in the world. But a recent combination of rapidly rising growth and bad infrastructure has turned India’s dreams of wireless phone expansion into something of a nightmare.

Anguish over dropped calls has cut across income levels and social strata and led to unkind jokes about the country as the “call drop nation.” The government-run national consumer complaints help line reported that dropped calls ranked near the top of the list of all grievances in July and August. The issue was the cover story of a national newsmagazine in July. And a TV station has launched a social media campaign called #NoCallDrops. Source



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