The Internet.org application that debuted in Zambia in July is now available in a second nation in Africa, as Tigo and Internet.org announced the availability of the app to the telecommunications carrier’s subscribers in Tanzania.
Tigo subscribers will be able to access the following mobile sites, free-of-charge, via the app:
- BabyCenter and MAMA (Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action)
- BBC News and BBC Swahili
- The Citizen
- Facts for Life
- Girl Effect
- Shule Direct
- Tanzania Today
These services can be accessed via smartphones and feature phones by downloading the Internet.org app via Google Play, visiting the Internet.org site via mobile browsers, via the Tigo portal or via a bookmark on Opera Mini.
Today we are expanding our program with Tigo in Tanzania beyond just free Facebook to include access to a suite of basic services in health, education, communication, finance, jobs and local information. By providing more people with affordable access to technology and tools, we can accelerate the process of connecting everyone.
Tigo head of data and devices David Zacharia added:
Through our partnership with Facebook, we aim to increase digital inclusion by encouraging even more Tanzanians to go online.
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