This is a world first and allows Airtel customers in Zambia to access useful health, employment and local information services in Zambia without data charges.
So what are people saying about the launch of the Internet.org App in Zambia?
“We believe that every person should have access to free basic internet services – tools for health, education, jobs and basic communication…Today I’m excited to announce the launch of the Internet.org app in Zambia. This provides people in Zambia with free data access to basic internet services like the ones I mentioned above, and means Zambia will now be the first country where we’ve been able to provide a whole set of free basic services. Right now, only 15% of people in Zambia have access to the internet. Soon, everyone will be able to use the internet for free to find jobs, get help with reproductive health and other aspects of health, and use tools like Facebook to stay connected with the people they love. “
“The Internet.org app will drive growth and tackle poverty by connecting women entrepreneurs to new ideas, new customers, and new business partners. By providing free access to information and networking services, such as the jobs boards GoZambia Jobs…and to women’s rights information like WRAPP, this initiative will empower women and advance our shared development goals.”
“The Internet.org app has the potential to connect people in the developing world to the information and services that many of us take for granted. This initiative will help deliver on the promise of the internet for millions of people and, in doing so, help fight poverty, improve health, and drive innovation around the world.”
“Awesome stuff. This is an excellent initiative, it helps tackle the challenge most users have of the lack of affordable Internet in Zambia. Citizens need access to information and this app just does that for them… for free.”
Want to find out more about Internet.org in Zambia?
To find out more about the Internet.org App in Zambia visit: Free Internet Access in Zambia