Two in every three persons in Mizoram have their own mobile phones. Out of the total state population of 10, 91,014, the mobile phone users make up to 78.06% in the state, says the survey carried out by Mizoram Economic Survey 2012-2013.
In 2011 March, mobile phone users is 5, 52,254 people and in March, 2012, the figure has increased to 7, 01,959, at the growing rate of 21.32% in a year’s period.
This March, it is estimated, from the current increase rate, that at least 8, 51,664 people in Mizoram will now have their own mobile phone connections.
Concerning the expenditure on mobile phones, at the ongoing Assembly budget session. It ruled out the possibility and calculated at the least possible amount, suppose if one person spend Rs.200 per month for mobile phone bill, even then the expenditure of Mizoram on mobile phone bill would be Rs.14,03,91,800 (14.03 crore) per month.
Among the mobile phone companies (service providers) in Mizoram, Airtel has got the highest number of connections with 2,40, 000 connections, followed by Aircel with 2,08,572, BSNL- 1,55,687, Reliance- 45,000, Vodafone- 20,000, and Tata Indicom with the least number- 4411 .
There are at present 514 Mobile Towers in Mizoram, added the report.