Indian government banned use of Chinese mobile phones few days back. It was taken considering threat to county security after the 26/11 Mumbai Terrorist Attack. Reason why these phones will be banned because Chinese phones don’t have IMI number which is unique for every cell phone in the world and missing IMI number is just like a vehicle with no registration number!
People may get annoyed with this decision but let me ask you, Will you use a vehicle with no registration plate, no chassis number and no engine number? Definitely not! So why use a mobile phone which has no identification. I request people to dump these phones right now. These phones were cheap and many of them were clones of high end phones like iPhone, but none of them have IMI number. Besides threat to national security, these phones are a risky item to have in your pocket like insanely loud speakers, poor quality batteries which can explode and most important the bad impression you give to people around you when you take out that Chinese phone from your pocket!
I know people of India don’t like to thro things easily (even I don’t do being an Indian) so what I suggest to people who own or cell a Chinese phone to sterilize the phone! Make it useless for making and receiving calls by removing its SIM holder, microphone and everything that is related to making and receiving calls you find in the phone. A little bit of soldering iron work can help you in this, if you don’t know how to do then contact your nearby geek friend to do it for you. After this you can use the phone as a PMP (portable media player) since more of the Chinese phones are equipped with big LCD screen, loud speakers, microSD card and video playback capability. And finally its time to buy a decent branded phone. Cheers!