A new telephone number has been introduced to examine the standard of mobile phones. It is 1909.
The Sri Lanka Telecommunications Regulatory Commission has introduced a system of instantly finding out whether a mobile phone of the stipulated standard before it is purchased. Chairman of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Anusha Pelpita said that the IMEI number of the phone that is to be purchased should be sent through an SMS to contact number 1909. Thereafter if reply number received is akin to the IMEI number, Mr. Pelpita said that it is a phone which had received the approval of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission.