As a google official observed, in India the usage of smartphones is likely to be limited, because only a limited number of people can afford to purchase these mobile phones which are fairly expensive. Only those working in large companies are getting a good salary or earning well, well connected professionals, business owners, can afford to purchase the expensive smartphones which usually cost $100 or more.Most people like broke domain investors subjected to impersonation frauds by google, tata can only afford the cheapest mobile phone available in the market, with the limited funds they have access to
Another major disadvantage of using smartphones is that they are easily hacked and a target for thieves. At most telecom providers, there are customers who are complaining that their balance has got over within a few days, though they did not using for making phone calls or smses. The staff at the telecom provider will tell them that the app which was preinstalled on their smartphone is using up the balance on their mobile prepaid card due to data transfer, and they cannot do anything about it. Either the smartphone user removes all the apps on the smartphone, or using a phone with no internet access.