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When I was a teenager there was a huge concert called Live Aid that happened in Philadelphia and London on the same day.  It was designed to raise awareness of starving people Ethiopia, Africa as well as raise money to help out.

When I was a teenager there was a huge concert called Live Aid that happened in Philadelphia and London on the same day. It was designed to raise awareness of starving people Ethiopia, Africa as well as raise money to help out.

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This is a two-fer idea!  Instead of clogging up the landfill with your old phone, why not donate it to a good cause?  This charity takes your old phones and donates them to countries in Africa.  Sounds like it could help us.  http://hopephones.org/

This is a two-fer idea! Instead of clogging up the landfill with your old phone, why not donate it to a good cause? This charity takes your old phones and donates them to countries in Africa. Sounds like it could help us. http://hopephones.org/

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Mark commented on Making DIStress calls - Updated

If it happens it would be a solve to a lot of these problems.....

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Mark commented on Making DIStress calls - Updated

Hmmm looks like Google has scooped us all! http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/may/28/google-africa-blimps-net-access
Looks like Google is going to put up a network of balloons in Africa for web access. I wonder if they could piggy back a cell phone distress number on the network. If Google can fly around balloons in Africa for web access, it should be possible.

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Mark commented on Making DIStress calls - Updated

Now that I think of it, remember the Nextel phones that had the push to talk option? I wonder if we could use something like that?