Of the total mobile phone users in India, only 6 percent are over 50 years of age. This difference is exacerbated for mobile data users, with only 1 percent being 50 years or older.
Telenor Group Executive Vice President and Head of Asia operations Sigve Brekke said – “Given our vision of Internet for All, it is a source of concern for Telenor that senior citizens in our Asian markets are not fully receiving the benefits of the mobile Internet.”
To increase the popularity, several phone manufacturers have already taken steps to offer handsets with larger icons and buttons, taking into consideration the physiological realities of aging.
The survey also found that, non-data users have a lower income profile and higher age than the average mobile user.
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