Shoestrings study in the news


Posted by 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.

Read more at DailyIndia.com Click here to access the main Shoestrings study

4 Comments


  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.

    http://forbruker.no/digital/nyheter/mobil/article1300724.ece

  2. Fred Noronha’s article also appeared in the Times of India on April 30 2006.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1510698,curpg-1.cms

  3. More…

    From jamming community radio to lowering telephony costs…
    Fredrick Noronha

    http://www.apc.org/english/news/index.shtml?x=5038217

    This article summarises the issues discussed at the conference