Mobile is the center of attraction in India. I’m not sure how many businesses revolve around mobile phones. It’s estimated that mobile phone penetration increases earning potential by 5%. No wonder mobile business of all kinds is now 2% of world’s GDP.
3 new stories from India, bring mobile even closer to the center, making mobile phone indispensable.
mTickets accepted as tickets for Indian railways
A text message with the PNR and ticket confirmation from Indian railways is now accepted as a regular train ticket. There is no need to print out your eTickets and waste valuable paper.
IIT preparation goes mobile
Tata DoCoMo’s new Tutor on Mobile service is a knowledge marketplace which helps students preparing for the most coveted IIT exam to go mobile. Content is available for class X, XII, IIT and engineering students. Content is brought using Voicetaps technology which aggregates content from various sources like IVR, SMS and Web. Content includes videos, podcasts, live interactions and knowledge conferences. A charge of Rs 15 per month has to be paid to access the content. Students can even take mock tests. [Source]
Vodafone introduces mobile newspaper
Vodafone has introduced MMS based news paper of its subscribers in Hyderabad. The service is called as NewsWrap and it covers national, international, business, sports and much more. [source]