Free Wikipedia to Orange mobile users in Africa and the Middle East

Orange telecom has announced their intention to provide free Wikipedia access from all Orange mobile handsets in Africa and the Middle East, regardless of cellular plan. In my mind, this is one of the most effective humanitarian efforts in recent history. Tens of millions of customers will be given access to information which can make a dramatic change in their lives, from information on agricultural pests and well-pump designs to women’s rights.

I hope other telecoms in these areas follow suit.

via Orange offers free Wikipedia access to mobile users in Africa and the Middle East.

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