The first Internet-free Facebook, email and online chat service for Portuguese speaking Africans has been launched by ForgetMeNot Africa. Mobile operator T-Mais is improving its 100,000 subscribers’ access to mobile internet by enabling internet messaging via SMS in the remote islands of Cape Verde. Customers can use the service for free until December 18th.
The new “Ch@t+” service uses ForgetMeNot Africa’s Message Optimiser technology to convert Facebook actions and updates, emails and online chat messages into SMS format, and vice-versa. It bypasses the need for internet access and does not require subscriptions, smartphones, software downloads or data connections – transforming even the most basic handset into a virtual smartphone.
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