Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Zain handsets

I am at Zain internet cafe right now and what a line of customers who are in to but the reduced handsets - from K2,499.00 to K1,499.00.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Money through SMSs - Txteagle

DAVID, a Masai herdsman from Kisumu in Kenya, answers a call on his cellphone. After listening to the message, he repeats a short phrase in his Masai dialect. He then listens to another short message, and repeats the new phrase. After 30 minutes, he ends the call, having earned enough for a week's worth of personal cellphone airtime.

David is working for txteagle, a service that allows rural Kenyans to earn airtime and money by performing small tasks such as translation and transcription using their cellphones.

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Village Phones

Very excited of its roll out into Malawi - check out on my next postings.