TRAI Releases Consultation Paper On Blocking Of IMEI Of Lost/Stolen Mobile

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TRAI Releases Consultation Paper On Blocking Of IMEI Of Lost/Stolen MobileThe Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has released a consultation paper on Issues relating to blocking of IMEI for lost-stolen mobile handsets.

The mobile phone theft is a serious concern to the consumers, specially because of valuable personal data is stored in it .Presently,there is no mechanism in place to block a mobile phone in case if it is lost.

In 2004, TRAI had initiated a preliminary consultation process on the issue. However, at that time, a number of service providers were not having the capability to track/block the handset in their network.Therefore, the matter was not proceeded further.

In order to revisit this issue the TRAI has issued this consultation paper, which brings out various issues relating to blocking of mobile handset.

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