Free Basics by Facebook partners with mobile operators in
different countries to provide people with access to useful services on their
mobile phones in areas where internet access may be less affordable. In South
Africa, Cell C has thus far partnered with Free Basics and has a number of
websites available for free without data charges (zero-rated), and include
content such as the news, employment, health, education and local information.
By introducing people to the benefits of the internet through these websites,
Free Basics hope to bring more people online and help improve their lives.
a Cell C subscriber? If you are why don’t you try Free Basics?
Follow the steps below or via the link https://www.cellc.co.za/cellc/free-basics-by-facebook
What kind of content is available?
Intel’s She will Connect programme is part of the zero-rated
offering which aims to provide digital literacy to women and girls in rural
areas. This programme offers women an opportunity to learn about digital
safety, thinking through online profiles, planning online interactions and ways
to marketing small businesses online. Other sites include Bing Search, Wikipedia, Money Matters…and the list keeps growing.
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