Everything is going well in the Indian cellphone market, minus the news about scams onÂ spectrumÂ allocation. Â Overall, I am happy with how we use cellphones, again, minus the customer service that sucks most of the time.
But, is there room for improvement ?
Can we boost smartphone usage, using cell phone contracts, like in other markets around the Globe ? Now, don’t ask me what is the use of increasing smartphone usage. I have only one reason, a lot of Indians, like me wants to use smartphones but they are not affordable.
With contracts, the service providers will give you phone at aÂ subsidizedÂ rate, if you sign a contract with them to use their network for say, next 12 months or so. Service providers will get their profit with the increased usage of data and by many other channels while you are using their service. Well, this may include some evil methods too, I am not sure. Â That is why I asked, do you think it is good for Indian customers. Â IÂ dintÂ mean to ask, is evil good for Indian customers though
This is not just cellphones, netbooks with 3G simcard included, to stay connected 24/7 are going to be the next big thing, pretty soon, and then there are tablets like iPad coming in. All these things will beÂ affordableÂ if Indian service providers consider this option .. but as an Indian customer, are you ready for this game ?