VAS, when we talk about it in Indian context the first thing that comes to our mind is SMS. I always wonder why one cannot associate it with GPRS ?
Supporters of SMS might argue by saying that its easy to use but my point is that the premium one is paying for making our life easier is not worth it!! Downloading a ringtone of size 50kb would have costed me 50 paisa and I actually paid 30 times more!! The painful part is that a substantial part of it goes to service providers which, I think can be easily avoided if one takes GPRS route.
Yes SMS is omnipresent but these days number of GPRS compatible phones are not less. One can get it for 4K or even less. All we need to do is to spread awareness and thats what I did in this post.
One can talk about lack of killer applications but then who is supposed to develop one, someone from us of course.Lack of infrastructure can again be one of the reasons but thats because low GPRS traffic. Its pretty obvious that we are in a deadlock situation. The only way out is to start from any one point and others will connect automatically.
I have been part of GPRS Vs SMS quite a few times, unfortunately nothing concrete came out of it. The reason could have been absence of quantity/quality of people or lack of understanding. This time I intend to bring all those who have got to anything with VAS under one roof i.e. this blog 🙂 .
I request all the readers to help me in serving the common cause and I of course take the responsibility of collating the entire information. I declare house open for the debate 🙂
P.S. FYI, VAS India 2007 is scheduled on 6th of this month.