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Project Report

Teleuse @ BoP 3

Teleuse@BoP 3, a project undertaken by Vihara Innovation Network for LIRNEAsia in 2008, provides insight into the use of ‘more than voice’ or ‘Mobile 2.0’ services on mobile phones by the BoP in emerging economies across South and South East Asia. By looking at the use of services such as money transfer, social networking or text-voting, the study brings clarity to the wide based notion that a majority of the BoP will have their first internet experience through mobile phones. Aspects of trust and reliability amongst the BoP while using mobile payment or other services involving financial transactions is a special focus of the study, as is the teleuse experience of BoP migrant workers and their coordinating of remittances.

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