Less Walk More Talk: How Celtel and the Mobile Phone Changed Africa

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A son wants to talk to his mother in a neighbouring village - it's a two day walk each way. A plumber makes house calls all morning only to return to his shop to pick up messages for the afternoon. A rural farmer wants to know what crop prices are in the market to see when best to sell his crops - he has to take a day out to visit the market only to find out that the prices are too low midweek. This was Africa before mobile phones arrived: a lot of walking and not much talking. In the main, fixed line phones were ...

Less Walk More Talk: How Celtel and the Mobile Phone Changed Africa 2009, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780470743201

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