February 18, 2013
Vodafone offers portable mobile-phonechargers to Tanzania’s 'off-grid’ users
According to The Telegraph, Vodafone is launching Ready Set chargers this month across Tanzania, which can be powered by a bicycle dynamo or a solar panel.
Tens of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa have mobile phone handsets, but are effectively barred from using them because they have nowhere handy to charge them.
Around 600m mobile phone users living “off-grid” spend $10bn a year travelling to somewhere so they can charge them, or powering their handsets with car batteries.
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