Cell Phone Nation: How Mobile Phones have Revolutionized Business, Politics and Ordinary Life in India
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The cheap mobile phone is one of the crucial disruptive communications device in history and in India its potential to fire up society is breathtaking. The number of phones in India increased more than twenty times in the last ten years and by the end of 2014 India had more than 900 million mobile-phone subscribers.The have an effect on of the most simple version of the device has been deep. Village councils have banned unmarried girls from owning mobile phones. Families have debated whether new brides must give up them. Cheap mobiles have turn out to be photo albums, music machines, databases, radios and flashlights. Religious images and uplifting messages continue to flood tens of millions of phones on a daily basis. Pornographers and criminals have found a tantalizing new tool. Political organizations have exploited a resource infinitely more effective than the printing press for carrying messages to workers, followers and voters. Cell Phone Nation masterfully probes the mobile phoneuniverse in India – from the contests of great capitalists and governments to regulate Radio Frequency spectrum to the ways extraordinary people build the troublesome, addictive device into their daily lives.