July 28, 2006

Phone Bikes in Kamapala

4mobileph.jpg From future perfect via WMMNA.

A mobile and wireless phone kiosk in Kamapala draws its power from a car battery. Despite its bicyclesque design they were not particularly mobile - one or more tyres were often flat and they remained tethered in one place for the duration of the day.

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