Your phone number in rwanda defines your social status (including who will answer your calls!) This number begins with 08 and is therefore ‘old school’, owned by people who’ve had a mobile for a while or who hold important positions. New numbers beginning with 03 (like ours) belong to ‘peasants’, i.e. those who have only just got a mobile. Generally people won’t answer a call from an 03 number if they don’t know it! The other communication trend here is ‘beeping’, where you just call someone and hang up so they know you’ve called. Similar to a facebook ‘poke’, it doesn’t really mean more than ‘hi’, but you’re expected to ‘beep’ back or return the call.
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