On an average, a family of five members will be having minimum 7 mobiles. The very interesting factor is that the maximum numbers of mobiles are in China followed by India while the America comes at third place. The latest figures show that more than 89 crore mobiles are in use in India against the population of around 1.26 billion.
The mobile instrument is now not confined to urban rather it has become an important part of one’s life even in rural areas also. At the same time, the mobiles have not become so cheap that it could reach the hands of crores of people living below the poverty line. No doubt, you will find certain people in rural and urban areas keeping more than one mobile and this is the reason which disturb the percentage, which can be called ‘Digital Divide’ in the case of Computer and Internet.
For example, on the one side there are people who are having more than one mobile and on the other hand, there are people for whom keeping mobile is still a dream.
The welfare states try to empower the people by providing right to education and food but the time has come to add mobile in the list. Rather, mobile phone has become an important tool in the list of requirements of the people to connect them with the happenings in the world.