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 hisshop to pick up messages for the afternoon. A rural farmer wants to know what crop prices are in themarket to see when best to sell his crops - he has to take aday out to visit the market only to find out that the prices aretoo low midweek. This was Africa before mobile phones arrived: a lot of walkingand 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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