Shoestrings study in the news

Posted on May 2, 2006  /  4 Comments

Hello… how do the poor use their phones?  By Frederick Noronha, Indo-Asian News Service 

Dhaka, April 30 (IANS) It’s a billion dollar question: how do the poor of the planet use their mobile phones? A South Asian study conducted in India and Sri Lanka that looks at telecom users with monthly incomes of less than $100 says that over half the respondents do not even own the phone they use.

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  1. There is more coverage of the Shoestring study in Norwegian! Somebody actually took the trouble of translating it from English and adding more content.

  2. Fred Noronha’s article also appeared in the Times of India on April 30 2006.,curpg-1.cms

  3. More…

    From jamming community radio to lowering telephony costs…
    Fredrick Noronha

    This article summarises the issues discussed at the conference