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Re: phones in Gabon

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  • Bob Utne <bobutne@aol.com>
    Maybe a little misleading. It s true that cellphones (and cellphone receptions) are universally available throughout Gabon but it s not like in the US where
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 8, 2002
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      Maybe a little misleading. It's true that cellphones (and cellphone
      receptions) are universally available throughout Gabon but it's not
      like in the US where owning a cellphone means that everyone with a
      cellphone readily sends and receives phone calls.

      In Gabon and in the rest of Africa, cellphone owners must first buy
      a prepaid smart card to insert in their cellphones in order to
      receive or to send. For example, if you want one hour of usage you
      must first buy an one-hour smart card to insert in your cellphone.
      If you run out of CFA to purchase more time, your cellphone sits
      unused.

      Also, cellphone-usage rates are quite high in Gabon, as I recall.
      Nevertheless, cellphones have dramatically changed the life styles
      of most Gabonese allowing villagers to stay in closer contact with
      their urban relatives and friends...and all the other good stuff for
      which cellphones, similarly, are used here in the States.
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