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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Peddling His Wares
Cabe Atwell   4/9/2013 5:33:27 PM
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Why not use the bike to charge the phones? Sit on it and pedal, spins a generator.

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Pubudu
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Re: Peddling His Wares
Pubudu   4/9/2013 2:15:15 PM
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Yes tekochip I also agree with you,

I think that hand mobile charger is the best option for this matter.

far911
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Re: Peddling His Wares
far911   4/9/2013 2:07:58 PM
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i truly agree aith your approach.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Peddling His Wares
Elizabeth M   4/9/2013 12:20:43 PM
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I think that cell phones are probably a little easier to get in some of these countries than solar panels, although I am not sure, tekochip. I imagine they also are on "pay as you go" services, not service plans. But as I said, I don't know for sure. I just would think it might be hard for someone to purchase a solar panel. I live in southwest Portugal and even here I would find it hard to get one; I'd have to go online and have it delivered. And the mail in Portugal is quite bad and sometimes I don't get packages or have trouble receiving deliveries, so I can't imagine what it might be like in a truly impoverished place.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Economic point in charging via SMS?
Elizabeth M   4/9/2013 12:13:13 PM
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Hi, Mydesign, thanks for your comment. What do you mean "the mode of contact"? I think I am a bit confused by your question.

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Peddling His Wares
tekochip   4/9/2013 9:00:56 AM
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What's surprising to me is that the potential customers can afford to purchase a cell phone and service but apparently can't purchase a small solar panel to charge the phone themselves. I just checked eBay and a typical panel is about $5. The solar idea is great, I just don't understand why they need a guy to pedal it.


Mydesign
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Economic point in charging via SMS?
Mydesign   4/9/2013 7:08:51 AM
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Elizabeth, mobile device charging via text SMS is a good option. But for a full battery charge how many SMS will required, moreover in most of the countries SMS are also chargeable. Whats the mode of contact between these type of charging point and devices & whether it economical.

Elizabeth M
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Another ambitious energy project
Elizabeth M   4/9/2013 5:53:31 AM
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There are a number of inventive ways clever people are devising to bring energy and electricity to places where it's limited, and this is yet another one. It's refreshing to see great minds harnessing technology in this way. Does anyone know of any others that bear mentioning or coverage?

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