In Vietnam, Even The Dead Need Cell Phones
from the expanding-markets dept
Nokia and other mobile handset makers keep looking for ways to expand their already quite saturated market in many countries. They talk about convincing people to buy multiple mobile phones (you know, one for work, one for travel, one for parying, etc…). This article about Vietnam suggests that there’s one unexplored market: the dead need mobile phones. In Vietnam it’s becoming more commonplace to see people offer up mobile phones to dead relatives (so they can have everything that everyone else has today), and there’s even a psychic who claims to communicate with the dead via mobile phone (who I assume got their own mobiles at the other end of the conversation via their descendents).