Cheap Cell Phones are Thriving
The affordable cell phone market is seeing an incredible gain in attention lately as previously untapped markets are getting attention from telecom companies. New customers in Asia and Africa are signing up for service in droves, as previously unavailable cellular phone services are offered to them.
The compliment to this new telecom market is an expanded market for inexpensive cell phones. While communication is a priority for many families, owning the latest popular branded cell phone is not. Many smart cell phone manufacturers are well aware of this opportunity, and have begun offering fully featured, unbranded cell phones to to fill the needs of this market.
In some cases the phones are identical to their branded counterparts, with only a slight cosmetic difference or lack of the popular logo. In other instances the phones are stripped down versions of their popular counterparts. One company offering affordable cell phones globally is Phone Merchant, a leader in both retail and wholesale non branded phone sales.
While these phones are often frowned on by customers in developed markets, many budget conscious consumers in these markets are now discovering that they can obtain the same branded phone in an full featured, unlocked version, at a steeply discounted price.