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  2. 999 (emergency telephone number) - Wikipedia

    All calls to the number are made free of charge. In the late 90s, the number 994 was adopted as a direct connection to fire stations, but use of the number has been discontinued due to cost-saving measures taken by the government. 991 connects to civil services. The worldwide emergency number for GSM mobile phones, 112, also works on all GSM ...

  3. Mobile telephony - Wikipedia

    Mobile phone usage is banned in some countries, such as North Korea and restricted in some other countries such as Burma. Given the high levels of societal mobile phone service penetration, it is a key means for people to communicate with each other. The SMS feature spawned the "texting" sub-culture amongst younger users. In December 1993, the ...

  4. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Wikipedia

    Australia assumed charge of the search on 17 March, when the search effort began to emphasise the southern Indian Ocean. On 24 March, the Malaysian government noted that the final location determined by the satellite communication was far from any possible landing sites, and concluded, "Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean."

  5. 112 (emergency telephone number) - Wikipedia

    112 is a common emergency telephone number that can be dialed free of charge from most mobile telephones, and in some countries, fixed telephones in order to reach emergency services (ambulance, fire and rescue, police).

  6. Text messaging - Wikipedia

    As of 2007 text messaging was the most widely used mobile data service, with 74% of all mobile phone users worldwide, or 2.4 billion out of 3.3 billion phone subscribers, at the end of 2007 being active users of the Short Message Service. In countries such as Finland, Sweden, and Norway, over 85% of the population use SMS.

  7. Fire Phone - Wikipedia

    The Fire Phone occupied the number one spot on the "Best Selling" list on, before sales dropped significantly after 2 weeks. Amazon shares dipped by 10% July 24, 2014, one day prior to its launch on AT&T, due to increased losses incurred by the development of the Fire Phone.

  8. Telecommunications in India - Wikipedia

    The government allowed Mobile number portability (MNP) which enables mobile telephone users to retain their mobile telephone numbers when changing from one mobile network operator to another. In 2014, Trivandrum became the first city in India to cross the mobile penetration milestone of 100 mobile connections per 100 people.

  9. Micromax Informatics - Wikipedia

    This was the X1i phone, Micromax's first telephone with a month-long battery back-up. In 2014, Micromax's sales in India exceeded those of Samsung. It became the mobile telephone reseller to ship the most telephones in one quarter in India. On 24 January 2014, Micromax became the first Indian mobile company to sell in Russia.