Indian mobile subscriber growth does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. It is no wonder that most of the services are going mobile. Users now want all information to be available on the web, be it local search, banking, bill payments, searching properties or even advertising.
Now you can do the complete online movie ticket booking directly from your GPRS enabled phone. Whats more you can even select the seats you want all from your mobile phone.
Tagit, a Singapore based m-commerce company, with its development base in India, announced that Mobile users in India will now be able to book movie tickets in all Cinema Halls owned by AdLabs, the country’s largest chain of screens, using a unique solution called Mobile Box Office which enables users to book tickets, make payment and even select seats using their mobile phones!
The service users will have to download an application which guides you through the whole process, right up to blocking your seats. The system runs on GPRS, giving users a seamless and effortless way of navigating content which is being dynamically updated in real time from Adlab’s website. The confirmation of the booking is sent directly to the user’s phone in text form. Thus no more standing in queue, no more multiple trips to the cinema, and no more buying tickets in the black.
From their website, it seems that currently this service is offered to Airtel subscribers only. There is no mention of any service charges that subscribers will have to pay (however, I am sure it will be levied).
I did some research and found that surprisingly there is no service like this available in US. Tagit, maybe first of its kind. If anyone knows about it, please let me know.
Can you think of any services that remain to go mobile in India?