Short messages (SMS) sent by Chinese people in 2009 rose 8.4 percent year-on-year to 784.04 billion, or 2.1 billion per day on average, the Beijing Times reported recently citing a source with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology […]
According to a recent report by the Ministry of Information Industry, at the end of November/2007, the number of China’s mobile phone users had increased by 78.3 million compared with the number at the end of last year. There are 7.1 million more users each month and now a total of 539 million mobile phone users. One-way phone charges are being carried out nationwide, and the mobile phone fees are dropping. As a result, there has been a drastic increase in mobile phone use
Simple SMS-based services might lose their appeal in China soon, since cell phones equipped with applications such as web browser, global positioning system and multimedia function are getting popular among Chinese consumers: a survey released recently by the CCID Consulting showed that 31,668 people had been interviewed and 37 percent of them would like to choose cell phones with which they can surf online when they intended to buy a new one, while 33 percent hoped they could get one with the GPS function, a helpful tool to China’s increasing car owners […]
As in most Western countries, mobile phones are also very popular in China, among all different age groups and walks of life — sometimes seen in very unusual places. The contrast between China and other Western countries shows up in the — astronomical — numbers: up to 1997, there was little over 10 million mobile phone service subscriptions… today, there are more than 400 million.