Pervasive Phonecard Streetsellers
pervasive street selling ; telecommunications
Cellphone companies operate in pervasive ways all over Dakar, with hundreds of street sellers offering cellphones or reloadable phone cards, held up in a rectangular vinyl sheet. They are most often positioned close to cash withdrawal machines, hotel lobbies, make the most of out of traffic jams as they stroll to every carwindow. In certain cases, a more convivial relationship develops, as one knows an informal spot where to get his card quickly.