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Africans are signing up for mobile phones in greater numbers than ever. In fact it's the fastest growing mobile phone market in the world.

While the average cost of a mobile phone call is still higher than using a landline, sending a text message – or SMS – is a cheap and easy way to keep in touch.

Jamhuri Mwavyombo asks people in Mombasa and Nairobi about their texting habits.

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05/19/2004

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