Public resale of mobile telephone minutes: An alternative access for low-income households in Colombia

Luis Fernando Gamboa, Luis H. Gutiérrez

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Abstract

In recent years in Colombia, the informal resale of mobile telephone minutes as an alternative means of access to mobile telephony has allowed access for many low-income people not financially eligible for mobile plans. With data from a 2007 survey of low-income households in Colombia, we analyzed the main factors that determine the use of this kind of service. Using a probabilistic model (Logit), we found that people with a prepayment plan and those from smaller cities are more likely to use this alternative. Also, those subscribers in a plan with the leading carrier tend to use this service more often.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-129
Number of pages8
JournalTechnology in Society
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Business and International Management
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

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