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Namibian Boy Invents a cell Phone that doesn't use sim card, requires no airtime


Giant telecommunications like MTN, AIRTEL, GLO and Etisalat might be in trouble over charge of airtime while making calls as a Namibian Grade 12 learner, Simon Petrus invented a cell phone that only uses Radio signal and doesn’t require airtime to make calls.
Namibian Boy Invents a cell Phone that doesn't use sim card, requires no airtime
According to New Era, (A Namibian Newspaper company) Petrus, who is a learner at Abraham Iyambo Senior Secondary School, made the phone using parts from a telephone and television set, and his invention doesn’t even need a sim-card to make calls.


The young inventor put together parts from a telephone and television set that according to him, only uses a radio system. It also has a light bulb, a fan and a socket for its charger, among others.

Although, this is not the only design Petrus has come up with. Last year he won a gold medal at the NamPower schools’ competition, held at the national level, for inventing a two-in-one machine that works as a seed drier and cooler.

The new project, according to Petrus, took him two years to complete, which he said his unemployed parents sacrificed over N$2 000 during that period and made sure his project was successful completed.

The invention, attached to a box, is made up of a radio system, an expired mobile phone SIM card, a light bulb and sockets to charge cellphones.


With this Petrus is able to make calls to anywhere, with no interruption, as long as he is in an area where there are radio frequencies. He is also able to watch NBC1 TV on his box.

Recently, Petrus’ project won first place at the regional level and he is now heading for the national competition.

Commending the young inventor, Taimi Vatileni, his physical science teacher said; “When he won last year some judges were of the opinion that there was an engineer at home who was helping him. But the only help he has is from us the teachers here at school. He came up with his own project.”

According to Vatileni, generally Petrus is an average learner, but he is the best learner in the physical science class.

Source: New Era


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