September 4 2012: A global survey done by TIME Magazine in association with Qualcomm on the impact of mobile technology on the economy, society, politics, culture and quality of life, has interesting insights on phone usage in India.
The survey: "The Wireless Issue, 10 Ways Your Phone is Changing the World", is based on surveys surveyed in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States which demonstrate that the impact of mobile technology is truly global and relevant in both developed and developing markets.
Here are some India-specific highlights from the poll
• 81% of wireless users in India check their phone at least once an hour (compared to 70% globally) and 63% say they check it at least once every 30 minutes.
• 76% say they browse the internet on their wireless mobile device at least a few times a week, up from only 36% just five years ago.
• 69% (compared to 62% globally) use their devices while riding public transportation and 47% of Indians say they use their device while at the movie theater.
• Wireless mobile technology, simply put, has made India a better country. 83% in India say that wireless has improved life in their country in general, compared to 69% globally.
• 74% say that it has strengthened India’s economy. 97% say that wireless mobile technology has made India a more efficient place to do business.
Link to Time cover story: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2122228,00.html
Link to full survey at Qualcomm site: : http://www.qualcomm.com/media/documents/time-mobility-poll-cooperation-qualcomm