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The mobile internet arrives in the Amazon Rainforest

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In many developing nations where they do not have an expensive hardwired telephone network, mobile phones are essential.

There aren't many places left in the world nowadays where you can't get a signal and one such place - 300 miles up the Amazon river in Brazil and deep in the heart of the rainforest - only recently got connected.

Dan Simmons reports on one of the last places on earth to get a phone signal.

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