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Help us bridge the digital divide in the developing world
Can you imagine not using your phone for a week or a month? How would you feel to be without it? Disconnected and uniformed? Anxious? Helpless? It's unimaginable, right? The mobile phone has become an indispensible part of our daily lives.
Likewise, in the developing world, the mobile phone plays a crucial role in helping to save lives, eradicate extreme poverty, fight gender inequality, attain independence, and much more.
Sadly, today there are still a billion people who are not reaping the socio-economic benefits of mobile communication.
Even for those fortunate enough to own a phone, the airtime tariffs charged by incumbent telecom carriers often make mobile calling an exorbitantly expensive proposition and essentially an unaffordable mode of communication.
And when it comes to internet access, the statistics are even more depressing.