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Weekly Discussion Roundup 7th – 13th Oct 2013 PDF Print E-mail

1. Alliance for Affordable Internet launched. Initiated by Albert Mucunguzi

To stimulate global policy reform so as to lower access costs to users.

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Global sponsors including Google, UK DFID and USAID joined by a host of governments, tech companies and civil society organisations from developed and developing countries in launch of  this new initiative.

Members have committed to a set of policy best practices  that will guide advocacy work at the international level.

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Goes along with the theme of last week's MoMo (Mobile Monday), The Impact of Internet in Africa.

I-Network should help with  tracking the best practices document.

2. SMS Saferoad on Facebook Initiated by Green Mugerwa

Looking for someone good to re-design SMS Saferoad so as  to appeal and raise attention of Ugandans.

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SMS Saferoad helps taxi commuters identify and authenticate drivers in whose vehicles they are travelling.

Click Saferoad from www.lotsbusinesslinks.com/uganda to visit and comment on it.

Send comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Government was unable to partner with initiators of this project and so they have resolved to do it alone.

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3. Internet Accessibility in Kenya. Initiated by Emma Miyingo

About 1,000 matatus in Nairobi city are now equipped with free wi-fi for passengers to enjoy as they kill time in traffic jams .

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Can Ugandan  taxi drivers manage this?

"Sometimes it's a low-tech solution that works best."

4. Guild Presidents list in Uganda Initiated by Busuulwa Gilbert

Can anyone share this list so they could be contacted to help invite former students for a study trip to South Africa?

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5. Celebrating Ada Love Lace Day - October 15, 2013 Initiated by Stephen Musoke

This international day celebrates  achievements of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), to inspire and provide role models

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Details found at this link

http://celebratingada-estw.eventbrite.com/

6. School management system Initiated by Emma Muganwa

Whoever has one could drop Emma a line on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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http://www.fedena.com/

http://schoolmaster.co.ug/

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7. Bulk SMS services Initiated by Ssubbi Wasswa

If you provide this service, drop him a line here   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Offers bulksms at 25 shillings per message.

Number is +256782953767

Techsys Ltd offers Sms at only 18/=

0702525877

Rates go as low as 50...

www.bulksms.co.ug

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8. More telco (Airtel) woes Initaited by Edmonds Namasenda

Why should service providers (read Airtel) scrap intensively advertised packages without a (comfortable) prior warning duration to their subscribers?

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When did the code change from *131*8#? How was I / we supposed to know it changed?

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All the SMS packages are still available. Dial *180# or *100# on your 075 or 070 line.

Advised to  read the Terms and Conditions which state that the service provider has the right to change the prices and bundles without prior notice.

DISCLAIMER

The views, opinions and assumptions expressed in this document are those of the dgroup members and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of I-Network.

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