Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mobile phone ingenuity in Africa

well what a nice post for me combining my interest in development issues and mobile technology to items of interest on this post. With a recycling and possibly benevolent hacking.


Firstly dual sim
This product has two SIM card slots in a single phone - primarily to
support price sensitive/prudent consumers who wish to optimise their
call costs by maintaining SIM cards from two different phone operators.
As in many countries - calls to a customer using a different Ghanaian
operator cost slightly more than those on the same network.

Dual SIM card in Accra, Ghana


The village phone project in Uganda is also trailed well worth a look


whats interesting in the role of Nokia actually looking at how users are using phone rather than telling them what to do with them.

Village Phone setup in rural Uganda

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