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David McNamee
10-19-2003, 06:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.thefeature.com/article?articleid=100141' target='_blank'>http://www.thefeature.com/article?articleid=100141</a><br /><br /></div>I figured that this warranted a post since Smart sells a version of the SPV e100 in the Philippines.<br /><br />"A new system called Smart Buddy Load from the leading service provider in the Philippines allows users to resell their mobile phone minutes to their friends, in tiny denominations, as few as 3 minutes. It's helped the spread of mobile services across the rural Philippines, where people might not otherwise be able to afford to buy a larger quantity of pre-paid minutes."<br /><br />Interesting concept. What if this concept expanded to businesses? The idea of a commodity market in cellular airtime minutes might have some hurdles, but could one day be a reality. I wonder if eBay is watching this story?

10-20-2003, 05:08 PM
mmm, now that is interesting. Do you have a link so we can read up on it? I want to find out more about it. I have some ideas and thoughts but want read up on it first.
I wish we had an icon that shows "thinking", an eyebrowup with hand under the chin. anyway, i want to find out more about this.