A couple of years ago after a bad experience with a big phone network, while watching a group of non-bankers do well in banking, I Googled “How to start a mobile network.”
Then ~13 months ago, I hijacked this forum with an idea for building said network, aiming to do for telecoms what Monzo have done for banking.
It turns out starting a new carrier isn’t a complete doddle, so “launching later this year” turned into “launching soon” which finally lead to May 31st, 2019, where idea became reality. And to hijack this place again?! That is cheeky. Being one of Mondo’s early users and having invested a few coins makes me feel less bad…
If you like Monzo, you might like what we’re doing – modern pay-as-you-go, multi-SIM accounts, native & feature-equal iOS and Android apps (), near-realtime usage and to quote a couple of our customers, it’s “buttery smooth” with “control of a SIM that is unprecedented…”
We use EE’s top-notch coverage and are only just getting started, but have much bigger plans… a global borderless network, the first operator on Mars, etc.
But at what cost?
£2/GB (pay by the byte), 3p/min and 3p/SMS, with a minimum £5/month top-up. We’re not for everyone, but if you want transparent pricing where you only pay for what you use, we might be for you.
And we’re giving away 1 million shares (currently 8% of Zevvle) in return for helping us grow…
Have a great weekend!
P.S. We also have a forum for anyone interested. I can’t keep stealing airtime here, so I do it over there instead. If you’re interested in our progress or telecoms in general, that’s a good place to talk about it.