Instead, feature phones, or dumb phones, are especially valued. Dumb phones are economical workhorses. Qatarian people have a simplified means of communicating with friends, family and businesses. They have everything they need to stay in touch, with less.
Joe visited the U.S. from Qatar. Like other travelers, he racked up thousands of dollars in data roaming fees. Domestic roaming is usually free. International roaming is the one that sneaks up on many people.
With Text Engine, Joe discovered he could access the internet almost anywhere in the world without using his costly data plan.
Someone recently asked me on Quora, "Why would somebody use a text message lookup app?" I also had another person from Craigslist ask us, "Why would someone use Text Engine instead of just doing a Google search?" People often wonder what the appeal of Text Engine is, especially when we tell them that we gain 4-5 new users per day.
So, here are the top reasons people use our text message lookup service:
These challenges highlight the nature of expanding into a developing, emerging market. And we're not just talking about obvious difficulties like outdated infrastructure or language barriers. These would be formidable enough to surmount by themselves. But here we want to talk about some of the less obvious challenges that you will need to consider before launching a product in an emerging market.