While the reason seem to be really absurd and impractical, Tanzania will today since midnight be switching off all fake smartphones from their networks.
BB, reports that the reason is to protect their citizens from terrosists and probably save their citizens from potentially health hazard or harmful devices.
We feel they should have probably done so to reduce dumping markets and reaping off of clients while promoting original, durable and supported devices to grow the economy and mobile penetration, while saving the brands which are being cloned in the same process.
Tanzania’s government says all counterfeit mobile phones in the country will be switched off at midnight.
It joins other African countries including Cameroon, South Africa and Nigeria in trying to eliminate fake phones.
The BBC’s Sammy Awami reports.