Date Added: Apr 2010
Today mobile phones have become a common and, in many cases, a useful and necessary everyday tool for many people around the world. In 2002 the number of people using mobile phones worldwide overtook the number of fixed telephone lines. The mobile phone usage in developing countries such as India or African states has increased immensely in the past few years. In places with bad roads, unreliable postal services and few public transportation possibilities, mobile phones can today substitute for travel, allow quicker and easier access to information, enable traders to reach wider markets, boost entrepreneurship and generally make it easier for individuals and companies to do business.