The public foolishly tend to assume anything that can connect to a phone
network is a phone
. If there's no wire plugged into your wall, the odds are that it is a computer, not a telephone, and a computer controlled RADIO
, not a telephone, and it is regulated as a RADIO
That's the law in the US, according to the FCC. State criminal prosecutors have been surprised to find that US "wiretap" laws do not apply to cell phones, because they are RADIOS and "wiretap" does not apply to radio transmissions, by federal law.
Of course if you take an unlicensed, unsanctioned (by the Chinese government) radio transceiver into China
, it may be confiscated and you may be arrested on the spot for espionage. Honest citizens do not need radio transceivers, unless special circumstances are proven and properly licensed use pre-authorized.
So, nothing special about India
. The toys are too cheap
, anyone can buy and use them without any understanding of what they have bought.
This is why WalMart no longer sells heavy construction equipment
, or explosives.