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photoblog image What a smile!

What a smile!

This place is all year round bursting at it seams with mobile phone offers. It sells every kind of mobile phones, namely the smart and the dumb versions.

What a smile!

This place is all year round bursting at it seams with mobile phone offers. It sells every kind of mobile phones, namely the smart and the dumb versions.

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Sep 2014, 00:28
More popular than hot cakes, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, the race to stores and the queues outside really boggle the mind, Ray
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 25 Sep 2014, 02:45
great street shot, and i love it in b&w!
Ayush Basu: You are very kind, Elaine.
I still can't understand why people queue through the night to by the latest version of a phone
Ayush Basu: Nor me Bill, these people, I must point out, are perhaps looking more for the older "dumb" phones where Nokia was the unbeatable champion.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Sep 2014, 06:39
It's getting to the point where I can't remember the world without their presence Ayush..
Ayush Basu: Quite right Chris, and I barely see telephone booths outside.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Sep 2014, 08:14
I didn't know there were places like this, Ayush
Ayush Basu: Singapore has a significant migrant worker's population and many of them frequent roundabout this spot looking for an economical option to contact loved ones back home. I like this place in the sense that it does tell a lot about Singapore, just observing people doing what they do, Lisl.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 25 Sep 2014, 08:43
The miniature portable telephone has been a fantastic job creator Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Nobody can deny that observation, Chad. And all the technology behind it that has been leveraged to other applications, that even further widens the net!
Great shot, Ayush. I have to agree with Bill.
Ayush Basu: Thank you Pauline, I agree with him too smile
Quite a popular place Ayush! Great capture.
Ayush Basu: Singapore has a significant migrant worker's population and many of them frequent roundabout this spot looking for an economical option to contact loved ones back home. Thank you, Richard.
My humble mobile really shows my age, it makes and receives calls and texts, and that's it!!
Ayush Basu: Singapore has a significant migrant worker's population and many of them frequent roundabout this spot looking for an economical option to contact loved ones back home. Thank you, Brian
  • CherryPie
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Sep 2014, 01:34
Did you take up a bargain offer?
Ayush Basu: Nope, I have a phone purchased about 9 months ago, that I am going to use for at least 3 years (at least that's the plan, depending on how flimsy/robust it turns out to be). I was rather content to step back from the masses of people and take this shot Cheryl smile
That smile in the middle of the shot leaps right out.
Ayush Basu: I was going for that and the text too, Michael
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Sep 2014, 04:39
I have a dumb phone, I can make and receive calls and I can make and receive texts... However I can use it as a flesh light. Pre-Pay.... costs $20 for the phone and $40 PER YEAR calling...
There is a complaint in this country that most kids between 17 and 23 are in great debt, just because the phones.....
A lot of people seem to think they have to always have the latest gadgets...
Great shot, everybody is moving, great point of focus.
I hope you just ran by and did not get caught by the lady wink
Ayush Basu: Very good comment Astrid, I have a phone purchased about 9 months ago, that I am going to use for at least 3 years (at least that's the plan, depending on how flimsy/robust it turns out to be). And in Singapore, virtually every individual has a smart phone and would be telling themselves that they cannot do without one. Having said that, Singapore has a significant migrant worker's population and many of them frequent roundabout this spot looking for an economical (so called dumb) option to contact loved ones back home.
I need this place right now, Ayush, for our trip to America next week. My T-Mobile account won't allow me a $25 refill anymore of only once a year when I'm there. Bummer. Is there a disposable phone that's really cheap??? Or do I need to go back to the good ol' days when we didn't have mobile phones and functioned quite well?!
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 26 Sep 2014, 08:45
It is good to see that someone has risen above the gloom Ayush.
  • Alan
  • Durango, Colorado
  • 26 Sep 2014, 13:26
Yes, I see someone with a happy smile. My phone is smart but its operator is sometimes rather dumb wink I'm with Bill on this.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Sep 2014, 16:32
In the market for a new phone? smile
Saw such places in Seoul - I'm still using the "skin" I bought there fore my htc smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Sep 2014, 22:23
You see, this is what I mean with people pictures. The various people and what they are busy with, never fails to hold attention. Great stuff.

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