SIM cards won’t help poor – ITWeb

SIM cards won’t help poor

Civil society organisations have criticised plans by Motorola and government to give millions of SIM cards to the poor.advertisement
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Sangonet, a non-governmental organisation that promotes the use of ICT in civil society, says Motorola’s plan to give a million SIM cards to the poor will divert resources from basic needs such as food and education.

Government’s strategy to give away four million SIM cards in five years is obsolete, says the SMME Forum. The plan was announced in 2003 and has not yet been carried out.

Well of course not, they still have to get a phone and pay for usage. SIM cards are only R5 anyway. Bloody id10t’s

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