…25 years ago, on this day, the mobile phone rang for the first time in the country! these two talked

New Delhi. In today’s time, life cannot be imagined without mobile phones. But 25 years ago people used to manage their work without mobile phones. If we talk about the present time, mobile phones have become the second largest telecom market in the world. Let us tell you that on 31st July, the foundation of the mobile revolution in India was laid. On July 31, 1995, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu made the first mobile call to the then Union Telecom Minister Sukh Ram.

Let us know some interesting things related to mobile call for the first time in India….

Mobile service in India was started 25 years ago on 31 July 1995. That day a call was made from a mobile for the first time in India. Which took the shape of a revolution in the country. At that time, we used to charge for outgoing calls as well as incoming calls.

The first conversation between Kolkata and Delhi was- Jyoti Basu made this call from Writers Building in Kolkata to Sanchar Bhawan in New Delhi. India’s first mobile operator company was Modi Telstra and its service was known as mobile net.

The first mobile call was made on this network. Modi Telstra was a joint venture between India’s Modi Group and Australia’s telecom company Telstra. This company was one of the 8 companies that got the license to provide cellular service in the country.

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Telecommunication in India has come a long way since 1995. It is believed that within 5 years of the launch of mobile service, the number of mobile subscribers reached 50 lakh. At the end of May 2015, the total number of telephone connections in the country crossed the one billion mark. But after this this number increased manifold.

Money was charged for incoming calls also
It took time for mobile services to reach more people in India and this was due to expensive call tariffs. At the time of introduction of mobile networks, apart from outgoing calls, one had to pay for incoming calls also. Initially, an outgoing call was charged up to Rs 16 per minute.

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