Media Release: Mobile usage in India report; comment from cheap international calls provider, Firstnumber

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A RECENT study conducted by Nielsen Informate Mobile Insights polled more than 10,000 Indian smartphone users.

It identified some very interesting statistics. For example, there are roughly 900 million mobile phones currently being used in India. Forty million of those are smartphones.

Although there has been a dramatic growth among those striving to remain connected and seeking new ways to remain connected to social networking sites. Only 50 per cent of those who own a smartphone have mobile internet connectivity.

The most startling statistic that surprised cheap international calls provider Firstnumber, was the revelation that 48 per cent of the 40 million smartphone owners are under the age of 25 years-old.

The study explained the cause of the exponential growth was down to “decreasing device and data costs, coupled with a wide range of features that today’s smartphones offer, readily encourage consumers to trade in their traditional cell phones for handsets with much more functionality”.

A spokesperson from Firstnumber comments:

“It’s interesting whenever a study is released regarding other countries mobile habits. Although we find the key figures surprising, its even more interesting when reviewing the declared smartphone usage.

“Similar to the UK, text communication via smartphone in India is in decline. Which resulted in voice calls and texting accounting for 25 per cent of smartphone usage. With chat and instant messaging apps being a major use amongst smartphone users.”

As a company who values consumers needs, Firstnumber provides cheap calls to India. Costing one pence from both landlines and mobile phones from anywhere in the UK. Allowing you to remain connected to 900 million mobile phone users within India for little cost.

About Firstnumber: is an online phone directory offering direct dial access codes that reduce the cost of making international calls from a UK landline. Providing cheap international calls to over 500 countries that include cheap calls to Australia, Germany, France, Italy and many more. was launched in 2004 and is a trading style of Wavecrest.

Contact Details:
First Number / WaveCrest, 1st Floor,
Bishopsgate Court,
4-12 Norton Folgate,
E1 6DB
Enquiries: 0870 801 7800

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