Posting blogs does sometimes needs a topic to write upon.In This post i try to throw some light on the growing mobile phone users in India ,termed as the second largest mobile market next to china .
circa 1998 -mobile phones were there already and some People already had one.Mobile Phones were a luxury;remember i am talkin about the state of affairs in 1999 though last century but not more 5 years earlier. People in the high ranks of the Government and good private only cud afford a mobile.
circa 2002-Dhirubhai Ambani;India's rags to riches entrepreneur dreams of an india connected through optic fibre and every indian with a mobile -a great vision.
After his demise Reliance launches mobile phone services with schemes ranging from a 10k one to Re 1 category.(true).It has arrived in India.The mobile revolution.every middle class employee gets one reliance india mobile attracted by the schemes later only to find that just a few schemes are really user friendly.though thats a differnt story.'Mobile phone a luxury' once an incontrovertible statement is today absurd.Thanx to reliance (note that i am not a pro reliance in any case)all the operators reduced the tariffs they too fought some long lastiing wars with TRAI to a share of the market pie.
The mobile phone manufacturers too werent wasting their time they flooded the market with whatever products they had and later on producing some India centric fones with hindi and Tamil menus etc.Mobile phone prices are today coming down like anything .
From the days when one had to wait for months , even years for a BSNL telephone landline a cell phone is just a call away.yes if u call them people bring u a phone.Read in paper thar some mobile operators have launched high speed internet connectivity for their subscribers.I hear people talking 3G.
well whor all using mobiles right from a top notch business man to our own rural entrepreneur, milkamn,Students both college and skool alike and house wives too.And my self of course.Sometimes there is a case 2 mobiles for a person .1 for incoming and another for outgoing calls.Great.
Do u think this has really changed the face of india in the true sense. I wont say a big no. but it has to some extent but u c there are a lots of big holes to be plugged .The recent North eastern floods an example.
well if u wanna be in touch with somebody theres the mobile .Thats actuallly where the whole thing started.Though people are happy talkin to eeach other (mobile of course)and all portals flooded with ringtones and games .But u still hear a story abou8t a village without electricity ands stories like mobile phone compkanies using Gundas and ex policemen to get the unpaid bills.Does this sums up the whole story.well i hope it does to some extent.