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Mobile phone hacking in Africa
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Interesting piece on AfriGadget about mobile phone hacking in rural Africa:

One of the more interesting innovations is the development of a dual SIM card hack so that users can access multiple carriers.

This product has two SIM card slots in a single phone – primarily to support price sensitive/prudent consumers who wish to optimise their call costs by maintaining SIM cards from two different phone operators. As in many countries – calls to a customer using a different Ghanaian operator cost slightly more than those on the same network.

Mobile Phone Ingenuity in Africa

6 thoughts on “Mobile phone hacking in Africa

  1. What’s so african about these dual sim thingies? They’re probably of Chinese origin and can be bought virtually everywhere. I got mine from ebay, years ago. Used it in Germany.

  2. My thoughts exactly, these dual sim card holders are manufactured in China and have been for at least 5 years.

    They have absolutley nothing to do with Africa!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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