Monday, June 30, 2008

A Bit Of Ingenuity


A pair of young men have opened a portable business under a bridge with a handful of mobile telephones. For 50 piastres or a pound you can use one to make a phone call. Why wait for a phone booth? And since most Egyptians carry mobile phones, calling from one makes more sense, since the phone booths can only call land lines.

2 comments:

crittoria said...

What an interesting business strategy. I hope it works out well for them.

xeper said...

Actually about half the booths can call a mobile line, but there is no way to know until you try your luck and it works. Yet as you said calling from a mobile line makes more sense, but esp since it is more usual to receive mobile calls on r mobile n land calls on ur land line, and also since you only need cash, no prepaid (therefore prepared :P) cards for calling from the guys under the bridge :) And you know how well-prepared we Egyptians always are.