SIMless Phone Netexplo 100 2017

SIMless Phone
Make phone calls with no SIM card or even credit

Simon Petrus, a Namibian high school student, invented a mobile phone that works by radio frequency so requires neither SIM card or phone credit. If users are in a zone with access to radio frequencies, they can call anyone, anywhere, free of charge.

In parallel to the construction of a digital society, in developed nations we have a duty to bridge the digital divide and get everyone on board. We tend to think of the digital divide as concerning only the poorest, more remote areas but this isn't the only case. Even in the cities of richer countries, seniors, migrants and the poor are often cut off from the internet. SIMLess Phone makes that connection possible, giving individuals a more social, administrative and active existence.

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