Do Indians feel they pay more than justified for an SMS

Do Indians feel that Indian telecom companies are making them pay more than what is justified for every sms. Then have a look at what an American pays per SMS.

For non bulk plans an American pays 20 cents per sms. In Indian terms this is Rs 9 per SMS.

For bulk sms offers, which most Americans choose to lower down the burden of exorbitant SMS rates, on a per-megabyte basis, consumers pay over $1,000/MB for the privilege to send a 160-character text messages. This makes for 16 cents per SMS. In Indian money this is Rs. 7.2.

Along with the disparity in Prices of SMS, this post also highlights the principle of purchasing power parity. --------