I have learned that everything in Ghana is pay as you go. You buy a certain amount of credit then punch in the magic numbers, and then you get what you paid for! But it’s crazy to think that TV and home internet is even pay as you go! It’s so weird! On the televisions, if you don’t touch the remote for more than 20 minutes, then a message pops up saying that the TV will turn off. Very interesting stuff. Even home internet is the same way. You are given a certain amount of downloads and once you use it all up, there is no more internet for the next 3 months. But it is nice for cell phones here though, especially for travelers. You just buy a sim card and then credit. There aren’t any hidden fees or surprising two year plans, so in a way it’s a good thing. But I did ask why “plans” for anything didn’t exist, and it is because people wouldn’t pay their bills and debt would be crazy high. This way the companies get their money up front. Which is a good idea. Credit Cards are also nonexistent here.
Also, I recorded four radio commercials for the theater that I’ve been working with! They needed an American voice and I apparently have a good one! I was actually paid 10cedi for it! I didn’t know I would get paid so I got extremely excited! I was like a little kid after he wakes up and finds a dollar under his pillow from his missing tooth! So, I’ll be hearing myself on the radio! Maybe If I can get hold of the recordings I’ll try to upload them.