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SIM CARD REGISTRATION: A CHANCE TO FORMALIZE AN INFORMAL ECONOMY, DIGITALLY

Edward Kustoati A growing number of sub-Saharan African countries – South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, …

Obopay Joins Texting and Payments in Simple Code

Obopay has refined a tool that can initiate transfers with texts, one of several efforts Obopay is making to shed the inefficiencies of its original consumer-facing mobile payments …Read more: http://www.americanbanker.com/issues/175_186/obopay-joins-texting-and-payments-in-simple-code-1026202-1.html

CCK extends SIM card registration again

The Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) has granted Kenya’s mobile phone operators a further two …

Mobile banking uptake: Sim card vs. phone. Ownership vs. use.

Is it possible to experience the core benefits of mobile phone ownership without having a mobile phone? In contexts where income is highly variable people living on the poverty line are more likely to be forced to sell off assets in order to buy essentials such as food. The mobile phone is such an asset. The [[…]]Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cgaptechnology/~3/_LKPteM6a5I/

Mobile banking uptake: Sim card vs. phone. Ownership vs. use.

Is it possible to experience the core benefits of mobile phone ownership without having a mobile phone? In contexts where income is highly variable people living on the poverty line are more likely to be forced to sell off assets in order to buy essentials such as food. The mobile phone is such an asset. The [[…]]Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cgaptechnology/~3/_LKPteM6a5I/

Simple cases

[[Dave Birch]] I’ve been looking at a survey undertaken by UK Online’s “myopinion” panel in connection with the Technology Strategy Board’s VOME project that Consult Hyperion are involved in. Researchers from the Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University…Read more: http://digitaldebateblogs.typepad.com/digital_identity/2010/07/simple-cases.html

Implications of multi-SIM users for mobile money services

I a recent article published by CGAP (Read here), the phenomena of multiple SIM cards for one user is discussed. In this article, Jan Chipchase talks about the fact that subscribers often own (and use), more than one SIM card from different operators. Often the subscriber cannot afford two phones (or does not want to carry two phones around). The result is that unique mechanisms and behaviour can be identified in these markets. The most obvious being a market for phones that will accept more tha