Written by administrator on July 24th, 2012
Kenyans use cell phones for everything from buying groceries to paying rent
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Jim Craven/ NBC News
Margaret Wambui speaks on her cell phone outside her
By Mary Murray, NBC News
NAIROBI, Kenya – Imagine paying just $ 20 for a fancy cell phone with a good calling plan. Or how about working with a cell phone company that won’t obligate you to sign one of those tricky multiyear contracts with deceptive pricing plans detailed in tiny print that skyrocket with every added feature? How about calls to anywhere in the country costing less than 3 cents a minute and most international calls costing just a penny more?
Sound too good to be true, especially for American cell phone users? Not in Kenya. I’m on assignment in Kenya and am astonished at how little people pay for cell phone calls.
The phones work, calls are cheap, and the country is using cell phone technology innovative ways – beyond simple telephone calls to personal banking.
In addition to having us beat, cell phone tariffs here are the lowest in Africa.
Competition frees up market
A call over Kenya’s Safaricom network, for example, costs about one-third the…………… continues on msnbc.com
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