Monday, October 29, 2007

Telephone Booth

Telephone booth of a different kind. This makeshift booth was set up in front of a telephone shop. You can see makeshift booths on streets displaying/selling all kinds of stuff - mobile phones, water purifiers, and so on.

The cell phone subscribers are growing at the rate of 5 million per month!! India already has 250 million cell phone users. The huge number of subscribers has caused a frequency crunch and according to the newspapers service providers are jockeying to get larger spectrums.

"Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance." -Ambrose Bierce, Devil's Dictionary

"Mobile phones are the only subject on which men boast about who's got the smallest." -Neil Kinnock


Neva said...

I LOVE the quote at the end!!!! You are good at those!! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog and the info about the subscribe...I had no idea that is what that meant! Learn something new everyday....We don't have alot of phone booths here anymore since everyone has a cell phone. It's amazing. I was looking for a phone booth to photograph and I can not find one.....just the ones like you photographed!

Kate said...

Cell phones are everywhere! Your quote is quite humorous.

WebOJ said...

What is better? The photograph or Neil's quote??
Superb photograph but me thinks Neil Kinnock beat you by a whisker!

david mcmahon said...

Nice work - and great work from Neil Kinnock!!

Gudl said...

Lots to see in Hyderabad!!
Thanks for visiting my blog and writing in German! Sehr gut!

The Egel Nest said...

Just found you through David over at "authorblog"

I loved how you said...cell phones...water purifiers...

Strange bedfellows!

Interesting picture and write up!

The Egel Nest

zakscloset said...

i think i saw those booths in cairo and couldn't figure out what they were for. i agree w/ kate! i got sick of cell phones after all those years of paying so much for bad service. i feel like i got about 10 pounds lighter now that i got rid of my cell phone. it's funny how people nowadays can't even step out of the house without one.

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

@the egel nest - Thank you. I read your comments on David's blog and I think they are short and witty.

@zakscloset - That's interesting. After carrying around either a cell or a pager for years, I don't have any now and I find it quite peaceful. There are some useful applications of cell phone - for example, I read that parents in Japan can track their kids with GPS in the cell phones. We don't have it here yet. I understand that this application can be controversial but still I think it is useful to keep school kids safe.

Jules said...

Love this!!! Aren't people resourceful!!!

Cell phones have hit PNG in a big way but i guess for people in isolated areas it is a way of keeping in touch and in an emergency they now have help.

Am putting you on my favourites list tonight when I get home - I love your blog!!!!

ASH's Eye said...

Your last quote made me laugh out loud. It is hard to believe that I've lived the majority of my life without one of those little gadgets, but now I'd feel lost without one. Seems like more and more (millions!) of people feel that way, too.