The Grid, Vodacom’s somewhat rival to Naspers’s MXit social chat service, is going global.
After launching the service in Nigeria and Tanzania in 2009, the cellular network operator has decided to make the service available to cellphone users worldwide.
Until now, the program, which has been downloaded about 2m times, has allowed users to connect with other users only in their own countries.
Members could also chat to their Google Talk, MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger contacts from The Grid.
Now, though, Grid members can become friends, chat to each other, or share photos and videos, irrespective of their location on the planet.
The Grid was launched in SA in 2008. — Staff reporter, TechCentral