The outstanding WhatsApp message asks subscribers to turn off their cell phones between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on December 18. It’s slowly going viral on social media, especially WhatsApp, as people are passing the message on to each other and some are presenting it as a WhatsApp story. It is not immediately clear where this post originated from at this time. While we understand the angst over rising prices that might be unaffordable for some, we doubt that turning off cell phones for four hours will have a major impact on telecommunications networks. There is also the question of how many will follow this viral message and turn off their cell phones.
“All of you, brothers, are asked to follow suit, to keep the cellphones off tomorrow from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Airtel, Vodafone idea, Jio keeping the mobile off for 2 hours will not harm your own benefit. The whole business is ramping up charging again and again, disturbing people across the country. If instead of 299 it becomes 399, the reload will still have to be done. Because today all the work is done from the mobile, so tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., it will only take 4 hours off the mobile”, We read in the message.