On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 10:34, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org> wrote:

> Arjuna makes a good point on language support. As for the data costs,
> don't some providers (I know MTS does) provide access to Wikipedia for
> free?
>

Have you used MTS free Wikipedia? I overheard they are falsely advertising
but actually it costs something. (like only en.wiki is free and data charges
apply for images  on the article from commons). I am not very sure on this,
anyone who uses MTS can confirm. But i have to disagree with Arjuna and feel
data charges have come down significantly over a period of time now though
may still not be affordable to a common man on the street when compared to
the dead low voice tariff. More and more alternate ways of
consuming Wikipedia on mobile needs to be developed. I particularly find
the Wikipedia layer on Google maps for mobile useful while exploring unknown
territories.
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