Telephone Communication to Manipur

Telephone Communication to Manipur
For the past couple of Months, Telephone call to Manipur from outside Manipur has become an exercise in futility. Lots of people who lived outside Manipur and who wants to communicate to their near and dear ones have been left in the lurch due this lack of telecommunication channel. has compile a list of mail we received till date in the hope that this will get the attention of the concerned authorities

You can also post a mail to asking about this 'ex-tele-communicado'.

You may also want to check out BSNL North East website.
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No phone connection for the last 15+ days
Now, it is not so bad as December'02
Request to improve communication
kangleipak is in hell
please adopt female voice to cool our head down
This tele-department sucks
Hope some heroes comes and rectify
Students from Coimbatore are facing problem
Jiribam has grave communication problem
Govt has responsibility for people living outside Manipur too
I think it is back to normal
Open your mouth to the local Government
waiting for world war III..?
Me and my husband are trying to contact Manipur
For the people in manipur: do something now
Valentine Message

No phone connection for the last 15+ days

[Sat, 15 Mar 2003 23:44:32 -0800]

It has been 15+ days that I have been trying telephone in my home in manipur. But each trial was in vain. I dont know what is happening. No contacts with home. No way all lines of the whole exchange (hiyangthang) engaged. Have to call my parents to talk about money without which -- no mess facility in hostel. no clearance--no appearance in exam .

---oh GOD what to do . mail system is also not working post office. back to barbarism!

Azad Babu
Kiroro Mal College Hostel
University of Delhi,Delhi-110007

Now, it is not so bad as December'02

[Fri, 7 Mar 2003 16:24:42 +0530]

There is no point in blaming the God (if exists) and govt. One month ago, the line went (almost) dead, never getting connected. As I have mentioned in my previous updates, I want to reaffirm that I'm getting the connection whenver I try (in the night as well as day time). For your information, I'm calling Thoudam village. As usual, you just need to try a little harder before you get the line. But you will definitely get it. Now the rates in day/night are same, so better try in the day time when the traffic will be very less.

Please don't mistake me as supporter of govt or whatever. I'm just telling the fact that they can't do much. If you don't get the connection at all, I can even spend a few valuable rupees and try dialing your number from Bangalore. Mail me the STD code and phone number to I can try only for first two or three persons only to verify whether we are still facing the problem or not. If I get the connection, I can only convey to them that you wanted to talk to them and you could not get the line.

I'm not trying to prove any point here. I only want to make you believe that you can get the line. Try a little harder.


Request to improve communication

[Wed, 5 Mar 2003 02:39:33 -0800]

For the related authority,
We are the student studying outside Manipur. We are facing a problem of communication. We cannot communicate with our parents. Its very hard to get the line. We cannot recieve our needs at a proper time. Please kindly try to solve the problem looking for the students studying outside the Manipur.

Thank you

Your faithfully
Students of Pune

kangleipak is in hell

[Wed, 5 Mar 2003 02:39:33 -0800]

I think God is too bad to us this time. I am and all of us are suffering out here, for all those who are studying ouside. Somebody fix the phone.
Govt in manipur is just amazing,crazy . is good vvvvvvvvvvvvgood, you guys are doing an outstanding job.


please adopt female voice to cool our head down

[Tue, 4 Mar 2003 20:42:36 -0800]

we know our state is facing finacial crisis but why this govt has not taken any serious step in this matter. This problem is already going to be a year. I hate that male voice who anounce "please call after sometime" instead of male please adopt female voice so that to cool our head down"


This tele-department sucks

[Thu, 27 Feb 2003 05:24:08 -0800]

Whats all this ridiculous thing happening around. I am a student in Andhra and I am not able to contact to my dear and near ones. What the hell the govt is doing, It really sucks, I'm ashamed of myself to be born in such a horrible place.....


Hope some heroes comes and rectify

[Thu, 27 Feb 2003 05:24:08 -0800]

To whom it may concern:

Patience has been one of my great personalities but this time my patience has been defeated many a times by this ongoing problem with the communication link-up. Since there is hardly the other modern technologies by which I could contact my home in time when needs demands or otherwise....I have to depend much on this land line phones.and I don't understand what the hell is going on. Its so disgusting the way its been going and at the same time I hope some heroes come up to rectify or bring it to the normal. And a big bang to those whoever is responsible for this outcome of the problem. May they live not long.

A desperate guy

Students from Coimbatore are facing problem

[Sun, 23 Feb 2003 21:28:18 -0800]

To the concern authority,
We the students studing outside Manipur, are facing a lots of problems due to this failure, in telecom. we can't contact to our homes in times, regarding to our needs (money & other important messages from us & from them also).

So please kindly try to solve this matter as soon as possible.
Thanking you.

Your faithfully
students of coimbatore
24-02-2003 11:00 a.m

Jiribam has grave communication problem

[Fri, 21 Feb 2003 23:25:15 -0800]

Dear e-pao,
Imagine a place, cut off from the rest of the world, telecom-wise, in an age when you talk about internet, mobile comm., comm WLL all the possible new technolologies , JIRIBAM JIRIBAM one such place, the concerned deptt ignorant of. No communication is possible from here or from outside till date for the last three four months. It may not be wise to bring in the events as a result of which the condition here is so. The present situation is very grave. Repeated requests from the people has failed to entice the telephone deptt to take an early and neccesary neccesary.

I appreciate the initiatives you have been taking to solve the tele. problems of late. I sincerely do hope that you will help the people of JIRIBAM in JIRIBAM to connect to the mainstream developed Manipur.

yours Manipur ,
Roger RK

Govt has responsibility for people living outside Manipur too

[Wed, 19 Feb 2003 14:17:53 -0000]

To the Manipur Goverment

Try to do something about the problem happen in manipur about the telecome. Don't always think about urself. You have many responsibility for people living inside or ouside the Manipur. I am a student living ouside manipur we need to communicate with our parents regularly but we can't do this because of telecome problem. Such a problem may hurt unconsiderably in students & others mainly in money consumming persons. Please try to understand the problem faced by your child


I think it is back to normal

[Tue, 18 Feb 2003 22:27:29 -0800]

I didn't bother to read the complaints in this link for almost a month, because the telephone lines to Manipur are back to normal. I'm not saying that it is very good now. But it is as good as was earlier before the recent problems. If you try in full-rate time, you will at least get the line in two/three tries. Even in the night, I have got the line many times recently. I call from Bangalore to Thoubal and my elder brother calls from Etawah (UP) to Thoubal; it is quite normal now.

I understand that the STD lines in other states have improved hundred times. We cannot blame the government alone for our not getting the betterment. Government cannot get back the stolen STD cards. Please remember that BSNL is not fully govenment owned. We tend to blame the government for everything when we cannot blame ourselves, terrorists, students unions, etc. In fact legislature members have to spend more money to buy us to cast the vote than we pay back to them. I'm not saying that our government is doing their best to solve our problems. I'm saying that we have our part of the blame in many ways.

For example, we cannot blame the govt alone for the bad shape of the road (actually not roads, but arrays of pot holes). The contractors in Manipur are corrupt. To make more complicated, terrorists will also demand their share from the contractors (don't ask me for details... I'm not guru in this subject, but I'm sure of this). I don't know how far it is true, but there was once a plan to tar the roads in Manipur with funds from World Bank. If it was true, I don't know what would have failed. But sure, the fund wouldn't effectively go into the roads. Should we blame the government? Please... there are only a handful of tax payers in Manipur. Even the wine shops don't pay tax!! (Partly to blame the govt for not regulating it). Govt does not get much income except from the central govt's mercy. We cannot expect everything from Central govt. I understand that there are states like Kashmir, which gets a lot from central govt... and most of the ST in north-east too. But we cannot put all 100% blame to the govt.

I know that I'm not helping you in any way. But I can at least point out that govt is not the major problem and solution in Manipur. Govt comes after people.

Opendro ST

Open your mouth to the local Government

[Sun, 16 Feb 2003 04:39:47 -0800]

To all who might read this.

As we all know now there is a communication problem with Manipur for a very long time. We are not allowed openly to point a finger to a specific direction although we know that this might be a foolish action from a brainless government of India in New Delhi or the local authorities in Manipur. If India is the largest democracy of the world then for what reason are they afraid to let people share their thoughts with each other?

If the responsible group of people are not going to solve this problem soon they can expect a lot of antipathy against the local government in Manipur. I can give them just one advice be very open with your communication if you guys don't have the financial resources, do please say so, we can help. But do open your mouth.

Dr. Kumar Singh

waiting for world war III..?

[Sat, 15 Feb 2003 22:46:05 -0800]


First of all i would like to thank for bringing people closer and giving them an oppotunity to express their view regarding the tele-communication in manipur. I am student,studying in Bangalore. For the past three month`s its not possible for me or for anybody to get in touch with their dear one`s.

Can the bsnl/govt of manipur take initiative steps as soon as possible before USA attack IRAQ and india and pakistan broke the world war(III).

Rahul Gupta. Bangalore

Me and my husband are trying to contact Manipur

[Sat, 15 Feb 2003 05:07:49 -0800]

Imphal govt

At present I stay in AP. My in-laws stay in manipur. Me and my husband are trying to contact them from a very long time. Whats wrong with your telephone connection to Manipur. What actions are you taking for it? Do it soon or else we would take any other steps towards it.

Savni Sagolsem
Andhra Pradesh

For the people in manipur: do something now

[Mon, 3 Feb 2003 22:10:46 -0800]

Hi there e-pao group.

This is hoping that you will convey my messages to my loved and dear ones.

Right now I'm calcutta and to be far away without any communication is just a torture. I, being, a student here face a lots problems which we need to consult with our parents but it seems that everything is dead for me.

God knows what the hell "the government of manipur" is doing? I would be very thankful to the e-pao group if they ask the government to take some initiative. We are all suffering here. Just by God's grace we are being blessed gracefully.

This is for the people in manipur: do something now... My dear brothers and sisters. At least have some considerations for the students who stays outside the state.
lets pray to intermit this plague

Thanks a lot to e-pao.
Naoba, Calcutta.

Valentine Message

[Mon, 3 Feb 2003 22:10:46 -0800]

Dear chambi,
Wish you all the best for comin "HAPPY VALENTINE DAYS".

Your lover,

Valentine Message

[Mon, 3 Feb 2003 22:10:46 -0800]

Dear chambi,
Wish you all the best for comin "HAPPY VALENTINE DAYS".

Your lover,

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