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U.N. says mobile devices alleviate poverty

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Oct 2010, 16:53

A United Nations study shows that mobile technology can improve the economies of developing nations, if those nations make it affordable...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:49

1. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Why does it show the tribal guy? Lol.

posted on 14 Oct 2010, 22:28

2. unregistered (unregistered)

When America was a developing country, there weren't any cell phones. Furthermore, certain countries are still "developing" or not developing at all for reasons other than their lack of cell phones. It's hard to have a developed country if the people still hold on to old ancestral customs that get in the way of progress.

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 01:41

3. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

Everybody dresses like that in Africa! They have no roads, no infrastructure and no clothes.. The U.N. is stupid for propagating this type of stereotype. Check out what Trevor Noah (South African comedian) has to say about Unicef ads on YouTube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6r8uQglHZE

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 09:19

4. EVO4ALL (unregistered)

Wow, the article picture is ignorant.

posted on 15 Oct 2010, 11:26

5. emeka, london (unregistered)

Very true - Its happening in Nigeria - Changing the peoples lifestyle, improving communication, positively affecting the economy and providing Jobs, due to improved coverage and government support

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