Thursday, April 06, 2006

Ghana's ONETOUCH May Rock, But Seriously Making Strides on Internet also...

I was down near Cantonments yesterday afternoon -- precisely to go to the GT care4U centre (see picture) to purchase an extra ONETOUCH Chip. Onetouch has done it again! The latest is a promotion from the semi-privatised company, being run by Norwegian TELENOR management, for new users. Those neophyte ONETOUCH users in April get 20K cedis worth of units FREE every month for five months, which means 100K cedis in those five months free.

I also find that Onetouch's latest i-share unit transfer represents one of the better ways of truly sharing your credit to a friend, or a loved one. Areeba, though the first to start unit transfer in the country, has been more problematic for people like myself, because of having to go to specific places to have your units transferred, when you could easily do it from the comfort of your...erm, phone.

On another note, thanks to the persistence and perserverance of my parents, we can now access internet at home. Like in the West, you need a landline first, which was the biggest hurdle. Now that has been cleared up, things have made us pleasantly surprised, because we now have a mailbox, plus this website here -- -- where you will find "DIALUP4U" and "BROADBAND4U" login to your email from anywhere in the world.

It was interesting to note that the webmail that Ghana Telecom uses is provided free--yeah, it's open source software. Here is the disclaimer:

Open WebMail 2.51 20050310

Copyright (C) 2001-2005
Chung-Kie Tung, Nai-Jung Kuo, Chao-Chiu Wang, Emir Litric,
Thomas Chung, Dattola Filippo, Bernd Bass, Scott Mazur, Alex Teslik

Copyright (C) 2000
Ernie Miller (original GPL project: Neomail)

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the version 2 of GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Removal or change of this copyright is prohibited

The actual website can be accessed here:

Kudos, GT!!
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