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$9 a month is all it takes to own a smartphone in Africa

A basic phone that send texts, makes calls and connects to friends and family through social media. Isn’t that all anyone really needs in a phone?

Orange thinks so, and have launched three new low-cost, low-spec phones for African and emerging European countries.

“It’s our ambition that everyone should be able to access the internet,” Patrick Remy, Vice President Devices at Orange, told Huffington Post. “We want to democratise the mobile internet, and put it in the hands of everyone.”

The phones will be priced at 9 euro per month for the 908, 60 euro outright for the 813 and 40 euro for the 585…

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