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Chinese mobile phones: All bling no surety

Sep 15, 2008 10:09 AM IST India India

New Delhi: We Indians definitely don't believe in less of Chinese. We love Chinese food and Chinese gadgets, especially Chinese phones.

They have got touch screens, cameras, bluetooths, FM and televsions. And what's more, these hot phones are a steal at Rs 4,000.

But there is a catch. They often come with a sneaky surprise!

The camera stops working within days, the voice isn't clear and the shop refuses to exchange or repair it for these phones come with no guarantees.

They are unknown brands with unknown quality, so if the screen conks off or the batteries explode - grin and bear it.

And their radiation levels are high which is very harmful for men especially for it can affects their virility.

There's more. Every phone is branded with an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, but Chinese phones have fake IMEI's.

National President Indian Cellular Association, Pankaj Mohindroo says, "It's simply like a car without a number plate. It has no identity and no parentage."

So besides being unreliable, these phones are also illegal.