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In pics | 25 years of mobile telephone: The call that changed India

On July 31, 1995 the then Union Telecom Minister Sukh Ram and the then Chief Minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu spoke to each other using hand-held mobile phones. It was a first for India.

On this day, exactly 25 years ago, a telephone call was made. It changed the way we communicate forever and ushered in a communication revolution in India. (Image: News18 Creative)

On July 31, exactly 25 years ago, a telephone call was made. It forever changed the way we communicate and ushered in a communication revolution in India. (Image: News18 Creative)

On July 31, 1995 the then Union Telecom Minister Sukh Ram and the then Chief Minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu spoke to each other using hand-held mobile phones. It was a first for India. (Image: News18 Creative)

On July 31, 1995, the-then Union Telecom Minister Sukh Ram and the-then chief minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu spoke to each other using hand-held mobile phones. It was a first for India. (Image: News18 Creative)

The call made in July 1995, between The Writers’ Building in Kolkata and Sanchar Bhavan in New Delhi, was carried over Modi Telstra’s MobileNet service. (Image: News18 Creative)

The call was made in July 1995 between The Writers’ Building in Kolkata and Sanchar Bhavan in New Delhi, was carried over Modi Telstra’s MobileNet service. (Image: News18 Creative)

Modi Telstra was one of the eight companies licensed to provide cellular services in India. Two licenses were awarded each for the four metropolitan cities. (Image: News18 Creative)

Modi Telstra was one of the eight companies licensed to provide cellular services in India. Two licenses were awarded each for the four metropolitan cities. (Image: News18 Creative)

The call that changed India. (Image: News18 Creative)

The call that changed India. (Image: News18 Creative)

First Published on Jul 31, 2020 07:33 am
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