Cameroon: Consumer Phones in “Airplane Mode” to Denounce Operator Tariffs

maryam lahbal
maryam lahbal
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In Cameroon, since April 24th, 2023, consumers have put their mobile phones on airplane mode every day, between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., in protest. The objective is to encourage operators to lower the costs charged and improve the quality of services.

After Ivory Coast or Burkina Faso in West Africa, the boycott of telephone companies is also reaching Cameroon. Since April 24th, 2023, consumers of the products of these companies have been observing a symbolic strike, by activating the airplane mode of their phones, between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

A mode during which the phone cannot make or receive a call, let alone connect to any internet network. To lower the costs applied to customers and improve the quality of services.

Thus, Joseph, a young entrepreneur based in Yaoundé, was quick to join the movement: “It is a movement that has been launched. Of course, I do not know the impact that it can have, but I agree first. I am therefore in airplane mode between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. »

Maryam Lahbal

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