BRIC Consumers Prefer Prepaid Mobile Plans
In other parts of the globe, two-year plans are far less popular. In emerging economies, such as the BRIC nations, prepaid plans are far more common. In these countries, where the available income is typically much lower, mobile phone users are apparently hesitant to commit to fixed payment plans and prefer the flexibility of prepaid services.
This chart shows the percentage of mobile phone owners using a prepaid plan in selected countries.