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    Mobile phones help lift poor out of poverty: U.N. study

    Mobile phones help lift poor out of poverty: U.N. study | Reuters
    Mobile phones -- spreading faster than any other information technology -- can improve the livelihoods of the poorest people in developing countries, a United Nations report released on Thursday said.
    Interesting news and certainly good to hear. Cell phone technology is progressing at a rate that makes it accessible to almost anyone and greater communication and exchange of information makes progress much more rapid.
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    Re: Mobile phones help lift poor out of poverty: U.N. study

    When I saw the headline I thought, come on are they saying some dude is running around in the bush hunting wildebeest and has his cell phone stuck in his ear? Get out of here.

    Then right there in the story is a picture matching my thought only more so. Too much.

    But seriously if having a cell phone helps more power to them.

    I still can't get past the picture.

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    Re: Mobile phones help lift poor out of poverty: U.N. study

    Funny thing to note. Can you guess what country has the best telecommunications system in Africa? Somalia.

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    Re: Mobile phones help lift poor out of poverty: U.N. study

    For the 1.2B people living on less than a dollar a day, I don't think that cell phones are the most pressing need.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Mobile phones help lift poor out of poverty: U.N. study

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    For the 1.2B people living on less than a dollar a day, I don't think that cell phones are the most pressing need.
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    Re: Mobile phones help lift poor out of poverty: U.N. study

    Where do they get the money to pay the bills for the talk time?

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    Re: Mobile phones help lift poor out of poverty: U.N. study

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Where do they get the money to pay the bills for the talk time?
    They're on pre-paid.
    So follow me into the desert
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    Re: Mobile phones help lift poor out of poverty: U.N. study

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    They're on pre-paid.
    But who's paying for that? What happens when the guy runs out of minutes? Does he just go back to not having a phone and throw his dead phone in a landfill?
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Mobile phones help lift poor out of poverty: U.N. study

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    But who's paying for that? What happens when the guy runs out of minutes? Does he just go back to not having a phone and throw his dead phone in a landfill?
    I dont believe its gonna catch on real big in the bush 'er a fellars prioritys gotta turn to eatin and hidin the youngins and the wife from all, DA RAPIN and lootin they doin ta er'ybody out there.

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    Re: Mobile phones help lift poor out of poverty: U.N. study

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    But who's paying for that? What happens when the guy runs out of minutes? Does he just go back to not having a phone and throw his dead phone in a landfill?
    He saves his less the one dollar a day, instead of spending it on food, he buys more minutes, and twitter on his phone. "Starving to death, have malaria, LOL"
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