Text-to-donate raises over £9.5 million in one day for Comic Relief’s 2017 appeal






Mobile payments company Fonix has announced that it processed over £9.5m worth of text donations, on live night for the Red Nose Day fundraiser.

The live show took place on 24th March, and the £9.5m processed surpassed the 2015 total and helped contribute to the £19.5m total raised on the night.

This year saw the public dig deep to raise money for those in need across the world. Via text-to-donate, donations were gathered with on-screen promotions in £10 and for the first time, £20 amounts.

 On the night, the £20 price point alone generated a huge £5.4 million in mobile donations, out of the total £9.5 million raised via mobile – this was 57% of the total amount raised by mobile.


Campaign Manager at Comic Relief, Jules Thorne said:

 “Red Nose Day was a record-breaker for us; we saw an increase of almost £4 million of mobile donations from the 2015 campaign. We couldn’t have achieved this without Fonix’s expertise and our excellent collaborative approach to running the £20 price point.

 “Fonix understands the importance of making donations as simple and effortless as possible, which is why there was such a fantastic result for mobile donations on live night – people love being able to donate from their mobile devices.

 “Most importantly, it’s so encouraging that people are clearly willing to give more to charity – the £20 price point raised almost £1.3 million more than the £10 donation option.”

Rob Weisz, CEO of Fonix commented:

“ It’s great to be supporting Comic Relief in powering mobile donations for the third year in a row.  

 “The staggering amount raised really demonstrates the power of mobile in combination with emotive content. There was a peak in the campaign where our platform processed over 18,000 donations, all in the space of a minute. It’s a real credit to our great team who really went above and beyond in the months running up to event and on site at the BBC.”

Fonix wins at Drum MOMA Awards





Fonix have won at the Drum MOMA Awards, in the Not-For Profit/Charity Mobile Strategy/Campaign category.

In 2016, Fonix delivered a UK first by providing Children in Need with a £20 mobile text donation solution for their campaign.

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Oxygen8 announce major changes

Oxygen8 are delighted to confirm exciting changes to their business and to its core areas of focus moving forward.

Oxygen8 has now commenced a re-brand exercise to Dynamic Mobile Billing (DMB).

With an experienced management team across the globe, DMB have an established footprint in its key billing markets such as Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Ireland, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and the UK whilst it continues to expand its footprint further in Africa throughout 2017.

Kev Dawson steps into the role of CEO for the DMB business, a well known face within our industry and current board member of AIME, he will spearhead a billing centric, globally operating business that will support DMB’s established and new clients in the micro-payments landscape as it evolves, develops and grows.

Supporting multiple payment and engagement technologies across SMS, USSD, DCB, Voice and E-Money solutions, underpinned by local regional offices and personnel that deliver ‘best in class’ levels of support, DMB will continue to be the market leading, optimised and trusted billing partner of choice to valued merchants.

DMB are re-branded, re-focused and re-energised to open new dialogue with VAS merchants.  Speak with them to explore a more successful partnership in the future.

To learn more visit their site: www.dynamicmobilebilling.com


Oxygen8 awarded Platinum Partner Status

Oxygen8 has been awarded Vodafone Platinum Partner status. Oxygen8 is one of only six Vodafone partners to be awarded Platinum Partner status – the highest level within Vodafone’s partner accreditation scheme.

You will find the full press release here: OXYGEN8 AWARDED PLATINUM PARTNER