CELLPHONES HAVE overtaken the number of landline-based telephones. This is good news as well as bad news. Some users of cellphones don't follow the etiquette to use these gadgets responsibly. They use it while driving, talk loudly disturbing others during concerts, public lectures, and at work. The time has come to follow proper mobile manners. Children, as far as possible, shouldn't use them too much as their long-term use is still controversial: cellphones are still regarded as a potential health hazard.
Even those who use cellphones sparingly know that their use doesn't come cheap, be it prepaid or post-paid. Most companies have a limited one-month validity for prepaid options. In fact, a prepaid card of, say Rs. 350, gives talk time worth only Rs. 193, the rest going for access fee, service tax, and cess on service tax.
The post-paid facility also is costly, as at least Rs. 150 Rs. 200 per month is likely to be charged whether one uses the phone or not. The time has come for cellphone companies to offer more attractive service terms. By this, more people could use it while still retaining their landline.
I Block, Jayanagar
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