One Phone Call That Changed The Way Indians Communicate


On this day, precisely 20 years back, the first phone call was made in India, which changed the way we impart everlastingly and introduced a new correspondence revolution, that changed the way Indians communicate in this modern era.

The then Union Telecom Minister Sukh Ram and the then Chief Minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu spoke to one another using portable mobile phones on July 31, 1995. It was a first for India.

The call made in July 1995, between Essayist’s Building in Calcutta (now Kolkata) and Sanchar Bhavan in New Delhi was persisted by Modi Telstra’s MobileNet service. That phone call paved way for MobileNet services to expand in Calcutta.

Modi Telstra was a joint venture between India’s Modi Group and Australian telecom provider Telstra. The organization was one of the eight organizations authorized to give cell phone benefits in India. Two licenses were granted each for the four metropolitan urban areas.

Telecommunications in India has progressed beyond anyone’s expectations since 1995. Towards the end of May 2015 the aggregate number of phone associations in the nation crossed the one billion imprint. Of the billion telephone associations, a mind-boggling 975.78 million associations were remote or versatile.


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