Technology and business opportunity meet in Zanzibar

The benefits of free-market economics makes its presence felt in the most far-reaching corners of the globe, raising the standard of living and providing local economic growth.

Zanzibaris with a wide range of jobs are using (cell phones), including tradesmen, tourist guides and market sellers ... The mobile phone has also generated new business ventures. On the east coast of the island young boys turn a profit by renting out their phones to tourists who want to call home, offering significantly better rates than those offered by the international hotels.

... While Zantel mulls over future revenue possibilities, the average Zanzibari will continue to enjoy the relative newness of being able to communicate with who they want, where they want and at whatever time they want.

Good for them.

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