Smartphones and tablets overtake telegrams in India
In the past, many Indian residents sent telegrams to keep in touch with one another. However, the introduction of various new technologies has significantly impacted numerous Indian residents and those who live outside the country and send money back home.
According to The Independent, Indian authorities recently announced they will no longer provide a telegram service to the nation's residents. Instead, those who wish to share information with others must rely on other mediums going forward.
The history of India's telegram service
Beginning in 1850, the first telegraph line was laid down in India. Since that time, the Indian telegraph service has played a pivotal role in the country's history.
For example, the news source notes that Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, sent a telegram to British leader Clement Attlee in October 1947, requesting help from English forces after an invasion of Kashmir. Meanwhile, numerous Indian officials anticipate the telegram service stoppage could affect the nation's economy in several ways.
Telegraph offices once had many employees who dispatched messages to recipients' homes. The internet and various mobile devices, however, have led to a reduction in the number of Indian messengers over the years.
Rising smartphone use in India
Intex Technologies is one of several businesses that is contributing to the increased use of mobile devices by Indian residents. The Times of India notes that this company intends to release 20 new smartphones over a three-month span, and these gadgets may have long-lasting effects on various Indian citizens.
"Smartphone penetration is growing and is encouraging for handset companies like us to innovate and bring offerings that combine [the] latest technologies and features at affordable prices," Intex general manager Sanjay Kumar Kalirona told the news source.
Additionally, the business professionals at Intex have already set lofty goals for their smartphone sales. In the next few months, this company hopes to sell at least 2 million of its Aqua smartphones.
World-class mobile devices are likely to help the Indian economy in numerous ways. Electronics retailers around the nation could profit by supplying quality gadgets to shoppers, while many residents will be able to access information on the web without delay thanks in part to these top-notch devices. New smartphones and tablets may also lead to an increase in consumer spending, which could help the Indian economy profit for an extended period of time.