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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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. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)122-129
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónTechnology in Society
DOI
EstadoPublished - may 1 2010

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Colombia
Telephone
telephone
low income
Statistical Models
Household
Low income
Resale
Mobile telephone
Factors
Logit
Probabilistic model
Prepayment
Mobile telephony

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Public resale of mobile telephone minutes: An alternative access for low-income households in Colombia. / Gamboa, Luis Fernando; Gutiérrez, Luis H.

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Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo

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