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Staying in Touch While Traveling in Africa

By September 3, 2013

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Maasai on Cell PhoneOne of the first things you'll notice when you arrive in Africa is that nearly everyone has a cell phone. And I really mean everyone. That includes the Maasai warrior dressed in a traditional red shuka blanket, complete with rubber tire sandals on his feet. While tending cattle on the shimmering northern Tanzanian plains, he'll have a stick in one hand and a Nokia phone in the other. In Ghana people love their phones so much, they can actually be buried in a cell phone coffin.

The cell phone industry has revolutionized communications on the continent, and in some key areas, Africa has revolutionized the use of cell phones. This is all fantastic news. However, you may find that your own beloved iPhone is quite useless when you arrive in Africa. Your San Bushman tracker can text his wife to ask if dinner is ready, but you are likely to be stuck with no signal at all. So how do you make sure your phone will work while traveling in Africa? Read on...

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October 26, 2013 at 7:20 pm
(1) Alissa S says:

Great advices. I used travelsim myself when i was travelling around the Africa. Service is good and prices are ok. Nothing bad to say.

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