Balbair, a retired cook, does not welcome the smartphone into his home. The problem is not that he cannot afford one, but rather he fears the freedom that comes with them could lead his daughters astray. In India, 114 million more men than women have cell phones. According to the GSMA, one of the largest gender gaps in the world is India's. Only 28% of females have cell phones compared to 43% of men. In China there is only a 1% gap between genders. Indian women are finding themselves at a technological disadvantage by this. Millions use smartphones to find jobs, bank, study, and buy train tickets. Offline options require freedom of movement, something that is not usually available for women in India. Therefore, women have to spend extra time and money when traveling due to standing in lines and filling out forms. Osama Manzar, founder of the nonprofit Digital Empowerment Foundation, which helps marginalized groups get access to technology believes that denying women the use of smartphones is a great lost of opportunity for women and the economy. Economist believe that involving more women into the India workforce would give the country a much needed development boost. The percentage of women in the workforce in 2014 was 27% this decreased from its 36% in 2004. GSMA estimates that if women owned as many phones as men, it could mean more than $30 billion a year in revenue for phone companies around the world, $3.5 billion of that for India. The Helping Get Women Online program by Alphabet Inc.'s Google has launched thousands of bicycle to villages across India offering women free access to the internet as well as training them on what they can do online. This program plans to reach more than 300,000 villages in India. If this program succeeds then women will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and facilitate many of their daily activities.