Friday, February 24, 2006

Mobile phones as development aid...(?)

The worldwide GSM Association has published this report that describes cases where the mobile phone can be made to allow access to funds in underdeveloped countries. It's an interesting report, showing that it may be possible to skip some of the general stages of payment system development. Furthermore, it's of course a comfort that at least some part my steepingly high bill for the mobile may end up being put to use for the poor and underdeveloped.