Vodafone turns TV sets into computer screens for Ghanaians
Televisions in Ghana can now be used to browse the Internet, credit to Vodafone Ghana, which has introduced a specialized keyboard with an in-built edge modern and memory card. Webbox, the device, is a Vodafone concept and design for consumers in emerging markets to bridge the digital divide and to provide affordable ready internet access at home or in the workplace.
With the device, a TV set that plays DVDs can be turned into a computer screen providing a compelling, convenient at home, at school and at work internet experience, plus access to multimedia experiences with music, video player and picture viewing.
Carmen Bruce-Annan, Head of Corporate Communications at Vodafone, who launched the product on Tuesday in Accra said, “The Vodafone Webbox, is a powerful device with the lowest cost of entry to the ordinary Ghanaian to access the Internet.
She said as the fifth most valuable brand company in the world, Vodafone was offering consumers a very versatile and affordable product. “This is a product that offers endless opportunities and delivers our brand promise of empowering our consumers to reach their full potential.”
A statement issued by the company said: “The introduction of the Webbox is Vodafone’s response to the use of television as a medium to deliver internet services to Ghanaians including those in the rural communities, who have access to TV but not computers and Lap Tops and who are within the Vodafone network coverage areas.
“Vodafone has therefore satisfied its customers needs by providing an innovative all-in one product with great value that also offers the family an exciting experience due to its use on a standard TV set,” it said.
Vodafone Ghana has from today Tuesday started selling the Webbox through its retail stores across the country.