A Singapore-based technology firm is in talks with major Indian telecom companies to introduce a new safety application which ensures privacy by shielding mobile phone numbers, especially protecting women from abuse. Also Read - Telecom companies to be penalized for call drops, Ravi Shankar Prasad says
“We are in advanced level of talks with major Indian telcos and expect to introduce the new application by the first quarter of next year,” said Gurtaj Singh Padda, CEO and founder of Booleantech.net, which has produced the technology -based application. ‘StitMe’ is being marketed as business to consumer and its bigger, sister app ‘ShieldMe’ is for business to business basis, he said adding, both applications offer mobile phone privacy. “As online dating platforms continue to increase in popularity, it is important, now more than ever, that women take precautions to protect themselves and their privacy.” “Personal privacy is a fundamental right of every individual and StitMe ensures privacy by shielding the phone number,” he said. Also Read - 43 percent data service users unhappy with telecom operators: Study
He underlined the recent safety measures introduced to protect women in India and the growing importance of mobile phones across the country. ‘StitMe’, a free anonymous and safe communication, SMS, calling and messaging app, is already alive and available in the US through the technology company’s headquarters Boolean Tech Ireland Limited in Dublin.”India would become our second major market after the US though we are also in talks with the European telcos,” Padda told PTI. Also Read - Telcos likely to commit $13 billion in spectrum sale: Fitch
He sees the Indian telcos facilitating the unique number protecting feature of the services applications?to Indians from next year. “The world just is not safe anymore. Anyone who has your mobile number can call you or text you any time they want, as often as they want to,” he said.