Back in the hey day for new technologies, Bounce Mobile was a highly innovative entity for those looking for 'mobile phone providers near me'. Times, though, are a changing.
According to Crunchbase:
"Bounce Mobile is an innovator in digital music applications.
They provide apps that enable users to interact with their music in new and engaging ways on their mobile devices.
They are an entrepreneurial start-up company focused on delivering value for our content partners, investors and other stakeholders. Its philosophy centres on a
back-to-basics approach of showing labels and artists demonstrable alternative revenue streams for their content, and providing users with leading edge applications.
Their goal is to engage users through interactive music-focused applications accessed via mobile devices. Technology plays a major part in how the media landscape is changing and we understand how to combine technology and content to great effect.
They are growing our business through building partnerships with content providers, handset manufacturers and are constantly seeking new content and distribution partners globally."
However, the same article contains the addendum:
"Closed Date Jun 30, 2012"
So, the question then is: Is the era of mobile phone mania over? Well, according to the Gadget Guy, sales of mobile phones have risen 24% year on year after a Covid devastated 2020. What that means, in practical terms, is that this year has seen around 340 million units sold compared to 275 million the year prior.
This would seem to indicate that the mobile phone industry is alive and well, but is it? It should be noted that a rise of 24% is somewhat influenced by a 35% increase in Chinese consumption. So, whilst the Western countries have seen a more modest rise, the Chinese market is making up for any shortfall.
One of the benefits of selling cellphones, or mobile phones, is that an industry which would be severely affected by shop closures and social distancing can benefit from considerable online sales which circumnavigate this problem. So, whilst High Street stores are struggling and often closing, mobile phone sales can continue regardless.