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).

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...