Many of us in the first world take appliances for granted. Sure, when there is a power outage you realize how much you rely on them but then the power is restored and we forget how important that appliance is to our lives again.
There is a story on BBC news
about Santosh Chowdhury who lives in the village of Rameshwarpur in India, just outside of Calcutta. Santosh is a tailor and his wife Sushoma tends the home and cooks meals every single day. They are also the first people in their village of 200 to have a refrigerator. According to Santosh, Sushoma was cooking every single day for their family yet had no where to store any left overs. They were spending money at the market everyday and wasting leftover foods so they decided to purchase a refrigerator.
The couple has dreamed of owning a refrigerator for the last ten years but the cost of one is greater than a month’s pay for Santosh. They family saved as much as they could though and were finally able to purchase their dream appliance. When it was delivered the neighbors in their village stopped by to marvel at it and it’s possibilities. The Chowdhury’s have agreed to help some of their neighbors out and store things for them.
Reader Lee G. Lovett was wondering what the first items they put in the fridge were. The answer? Eggs, milk, a tomato, and an eggplant.
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The WiFi phones allow users to make calls using Freedompop’s WiFi network, which is much more affordable than traditional cellular service. By using WiFi networks to make calls, subscribers are able to cut their cell phone bills significantly. And because they are subscribers to the WiFi network, they don’t have to log in with a password each time they need move to a new location. Subscribers to the network receive a phone number and are able to make unlimited calls and text messages, and can use an unlimited amount of data as long as they are in range of one of the network’s 10 million wireless hotspots.
The WiFi network is also great for tablet users. Tablet users can also get a phone number and access to the network by becoming subscribers. The service is available through an app that is available for Android devices, and they are working on making an
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Freedompop has created an alternative to traditional cellphone service and wireless networks that many customers greatly appreciate. It is the perfect low cost solution for millions of people who have a limited income and are looking for ways to reduce the cost of their cell phone and wireless plans, without sacrificing comfort and convenience.
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