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Basic Internet evaluation

Facebook addresses an important segment, people having a mobile subscription but "no money for data". Opera has similar services out, e.g. a week of free access using the Opera’s Sponsored Web Pass in Turkey and other countries.

These collaborations are based on the availability of mobile networks, and the subscription to mobile data. Having this subscription a customer can then surf a number of sites ( og a certain time (Opera) free of charge.

Our Basic Internet approach differs as we provide sponsored access to free Basic Internet through Wifi zones. Users need to walk to a Wifi access, but can then use their mobile phone or the tablet without the fear of being charged for the usage.

About the App

The app will be available first to Airtel subscribers in Zambia and we’ll continue to improve the experience and roll it out to other parts of the world.

Through the app, Airtel customers in Zambia will have basic access to:

  • AccuWeather
  • Airtel
  • eZeLibrary
  • Facebook
  • Facts for Life
  • Google Search
  • Go Zambia Jobs
  • Kokoliko
  • MAMA (Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action)
  • Messenger
  • Wikipedia
  • WRAPP (Women’s Rights App)
  • Zambia uReport

Service Status

  • operation in Zambia (on the mobile Airtel network), Tansania
  • Kenia coming soon