Remmy Faizal, The Jakarta Post/Jakarta
Sri could not conceal her amazement when the pushcart vendor from whom she normally buys vegetables and meat offered her his cell phone number.
“He told me to SMS him the night before whenever I needed meat,” said Sri, who lives in Rawa Jati, South Jakarta. “I made him show me his cell phone just to make sure. He does actually have one.”
Cellular phones have become one of man’s (and woman’s) best friends. Unlike in the recent past when they were still considered a luxury, cell phones are today owned by Jakartans of various backgrounds, and for a variety of reasons.