App Brings Free Facebook, Wikipedia, BBC, Local Info Access To Tanzania

YAHOO! Africa, here we come!


The cost of data access is one of the top obstacles to the developing world getting on the web, so today gave free data access to basic web services and local resources to Tanzania with the release of its app through carrier Tigo. Facebook’s Internet accessibility initiative released a similar app in Zambia in July, and now Tanzanians can use Facebook, Messenger, BBC News, and Wikipedia plus local news, health info, online education, classifieds, and sports coverage. Users can buy access through Tigo if they want to explore more of the web.

The app works as both an Android app for smartphones available through Google Play and a mobile website that’s accessible to feature phone users in Tanzania

One notable difference between the Zambia and Tanzania versions of the app is that Tanzania’s doesn’t include free access to Google Search. I’ve reached out to…

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