In our previous post we discussed the services we provide. However, we realize there may be terms mentioned which some people may not fully understand.
To help you fully understand what services we offer, we have listed a quick glossary explaining some of the terms which we mention; below you will find a brief description recapping our previous post of the services we offer.
Airtime Credit – The actual time one spends talking on their cellphones is known as “airtime”. An Airtime Credit is a credit you purchase to give you a specific amount of airtime (talk time). Think of it like a prepaid visa; it is the same idea.
Bandwidth – The amount of data which can be transmitted in a fixed amount of time. It is usually expressed its bites/bytes per second (similar to when you a driving and your speed is monitored by KM (or miles) per hour)
Broadband – A phrase used to describe internet access. It is commonly used by wireless carriers to describe its mobile internet access service.
DID Number – Direct Inward Dialing; allows multiples lines to be connected at once without requiring each to have a physical line. For example if a company has 15 employees and each employee has a separate telephone number (or extension), within the same location, the company can rent 15 lines from a telephone provider which will allow the company 15 calls to take place simultaneously. A DID system does not require an operator.
Mobile Dialer – Software application installed and used on mobile phones; it allows cell phone users to make VoIP (listed below) calls using a mobile phone and an internet connection.
MVNE – Mobile Virtual Network Enabler; is a business-to-business operation that provides services to MVNO (listed below).
MVNO – Mobile Virtual Network Operator; a mobile service operator which does not own the network over the MVNO provides services to its customers. An MVNO enters into business agreement which a mobile network operator to obtain a large access to network services at wholesale prices, and then sets retail prices independently. MVNO may use its own customer service, billing support systems, marketing and sales personnel.
Roaming – the ability to move from one network to another (country to country, or sometimes even province to province) without interruption of service or loss in connectivity. Think of it like you are at home and making an international phone call and the extra charges you will incur for that call – the difference is that if you are roaming you are getting charged for just having your network turned on; you don’t even have to make a call or send a text message.
SIM – Subscriber Identity Module; a small circuit board which is placed in your phone to identify your carrier. It can track how many and how long your phone calls are, how many text messages you send or receive, and really anything you do on your phone (which is how on your monthly bill it will show down to the second how much airtime you used etc). In addition to that it stores data on your phone such as your phone number, security data, etc. It also allows you to switch phones and keep the same data – take your SIM card out, move it to your friends’ phone, and still receive everything you would have on your original phone.
Now that everyone may have a better understanding of the common terms we mention, it will give you a better idea of what we do.
Just for a quick recap of what we offer, listed below will be some of our services. For a deeper look into them you can visit our previous post here.
(A) telecom services that cater to the travellers who go abroad for their needs for low-cost mobile roaming services for voice data and text communications
(B) migrant workers including expatriates to cater to their needs for low cost international telephone call services, airtime credit recharge/mobile recharge/load cell phone services
(C) the Unbanked or under-banked or under-served to cater to their needs for low-cost international telephone call services, airtime credit recharge service and money remittance service
Some of our products
PiFiZone - products and services allow its users to stay connected on their mobile devices when they travel abroad and allow them to save between 55% and 90% on their mobile charges compared to what their local service provider would charge them. They can create their personal WiFi hotzone and share it with up to 9 users. www.pifizone.com
SafariSim- is a prepaid international SIM card specially designed for travellers. It offers all the standard services including voice, data and text and voicemail services. SafariSIM allows its users to receive and make low cost international calls to landline and mobile numbers. www.safarisim.com
Vive – is an Airtime Credit Transfer Service allowing you to send credit amount in local currency to mobile phones in more than 90 countries and to more than 300 mobile operators across the globe. You can load your family’s and friends’ mobile phone even when you live far away from them.www.vive.com