Onetouch introduces fixed GSM phones in schools

An African mobile phone company has introduced fixed public GSM terminals in secondary schools for student use.

Onetouch, the mobile phone subsidiary of state-owned Ghana Telecom, has introduced fixed public GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) terminals in secondary schools for student use.

The latest addition to Onetouch services, known as S-Link, seeks to expand the company's subscription base.

S-Link, launched Aug. 13, has the functions of a standard mobile phone and can be used to make and receive calls, said Onetouch marketing official Chris Tsegah.

The GSM terminals enable students to receive a permanent personal number on the Onetouch network, allowing the user to take advantage of a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) phone book and other personal functions.

Terminals have full voice functionality and operate in prepaid mode with a Onetouch SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card. The facilities are built to withstand Ghana's harsh environment and can be mounted either indoors or outdoors.

To use S-Link, students must purchase a Onetouch starter pack with credit. They also have the option of subscribing to any of the value-added services available on the Onetouch network, such as SMS (Short Message Service) and free night calling.

The project is currently running on a pilot basis in six Ghanian senior high schools.

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