Aamir had never been a mobile phone fan and had purchased a handset when almost the entire film industry had it back then in 2001. He always considered it an intrusion to his privacy and concentration breaker while shooting. Aamir used to carry a Pager for around 3 years even after the mobile was launched.
A source says, "Aamir is in Ladakh shooting for 3 Idiots and there the cell network is almost non-existent. He therefore found a good excuse of shunting his mobile for a few weeks. His mobile phone is now with his secretary. He is enjoying his mobile free days yet again!"