MTNL Phones Dead

Posted In India - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Monday, May 18th, 2009 With 0 Comments

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Yesterday I was wondering why my Trump cellphone was not working. There was no network in it. I was not able to make any calls, nor could I receive any. I tried calling up the customer care @ 1500 but in vain. I was extremely worried as I thought my card is either got damaged or is expired as my SIM is getting expired on 20th May 2009.

But today morning, I got to know from the newspaper that there has been a strike in MTNL and services have been disrupted by the strikers. It is expected to be resumed today but still my network is playing hide and seek with me.

Following is the extract from the leading daily newspaper along with the appeal from MTNL to all its workers.

Landline phones went dead in many parts of the city and internet services were down as an indefinite strike by MTNL executives hit Delhi, severely affecting operations at the airport and leading to inconvenience at hospitals and other institutions. Even MTNL’s mobile service was badly hit.

R S P Sinha, MTNL CMD, said cables were cut by a saw at seven places in the city. ”The Laxmi Nagar cable, six NTR cables carrying STD traffic and two optical fibre cables carrying DTH and broadband traffic have been cut. We have filed an FIR although we can’t identify the vandals,” he told.