Office Subscription Service Launches in South Africa?
I’m not sure how I feel about pay as you go software but according to Reuters, that very service has been launched in South Africa. It appears that Microsoft Office software will be available in emerging markets in the future and South Africa is testing it out right now.
For the 199 rand (less than $30) you can get a 3 month subscription to use Office 2007.
It appears that it’s being tested out in Africa first since the pay as you go mobile phone service is very popular in regions that generally can’t afford high up-front costs to services.
Who knows, maybe it’ll be what we’re all doing in the future.
Link to the article on eWeek.