Monday, 15 October 2012

Wikipedia now totally free to mobile users in the Middle East

People in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait can access the online encyclopedia over a mobile network without triggering any data charges.The Wikimedia Foundation and Saudi Telecom (STC) have teamed up to offer the free access through a program known as Wikipedia Zero. The goal behind this initiative is to help people in developing countries more easily get information through Wikipedia. Many users in these countries surf the Internet via mobile devices, so the Wikimedia Foundation tries to work with local carriers to eliminate data charges and other obstacles.

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