VoIP centers in Old Mombasa

Old Town, Mombasa, October 10th 2011

We saw this shopfront while following our friend Ahmed through the narrow gallis of Old Town. Wouldn’t you think it might be a cybercafe offering you a chance to go online? We did so too, but no, its a small room with a table top full of boxes and switches. He offers only VoIP based international calls to certain destinations popular in the neighbourhood and has connected to two different services in order to offer the best rates for these countries. Once we recognized what we were looking at we realized that most of the shopfronts we’d assumed were internet cafes were in fact only VoIP call centers.

Connecting people, Old Town Mombasa Oct 10, 2011

His neighbour "Game World" - only VoIP now

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