Fonix powers billing and messaging for Jamie Oliver’s 5-day Veggie Challenge

14th May 2018

Fonix’s carrier billing and messaging solution enables 5-day veggie challengers to discover new recipes and to receive text messages from Jamie.

Fonix, the tech company for acquiring, engaging and monetising consumers through their mobile phones, has been selected by Jamie Oliver to power the billing and messaging service for Jamie Oliver’s 5-day Veggie Challenge. Jamie’s 5-day Veggie Challenge starts today and challengers simply sign up and pay £2, which is charged to the mobile phone bill, without needing to enter credit card details.

During the challenge, an email will be sent every morning containing the day’s meat-free meals, along with extra tips and videos for a super-tasty day. Plus, through Fonix’s messaging platform, Jamie will be in touch throughout the week to share even more veggie inspiration.

Jamie’s colourful meal plan guarantees at least five portions of veg and fruit each day, plus a healthy balance of all the main food groups and nutrients.

Stephen George, Business Development Director, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Jamie Oliver with this challenge. Everyone knows how important healthy diet and lifestyle are and technology should always seek to make these easier to achieve. By making payments for the 5-day Veggie Challenge as frictionless as possible, Jamie Oliver will be able to help more people to get better food into their diet.”

Linda Davidson, Director, Digital Product, Jamie Oliver added: “We’re very proud of this challenge, we want to inspire everyone and provide them with a great experience from start to finish.

“The 5-day Veggie Challenge is a great way to have a bit of fun and get healthy; making the payment process to access content easy, is just the cherry on top. With a payment mechanic as simple as this and with tips and recipes from Jamie throughout the week, there’s no excuse not to join in the challenge.’’

Jamie Oliver’s 5-day Veggie Challenge coincides with this year’s National Vegetarian Week, 14-20 May. To sign up visit here.

 

Playwing Signs with SLA Digital for Direct Carrier Billing

Independent game developer and publisher, Playwing has partnered with SLA Digital to enable direct carrier billing payments for their gaming platform across the Middle East and Asia.

Playwing has launched their service with SLA Digital in Myanmar and Iraq and are planning additional carrier billing rollouts over the next few months.

Playwing’s focus is to make our games available to as many people as possible and carrier billing is key to enabling this. The payment option allows customers to easily access our premium content by using their mobile phone bill.” Said Florian Gheorghe, Relations Manager. “We are delighted to have partnered with SLA Digital as they have a wealth of carrier billing experience and key mobile operator connections.”

“Direct carrier billing offers gaming companies like Playwing the opportunity to monetise customers through a simple and secure mobile payment channel. We are delighted to have partnered with Playwing as we continue to bring fresh and exciting premium content to Mobile Operator customers.”  Commented Ashley O’Kane, Head of Marketing at SLA Digital.

 

 

More information:

SLA Digital is an international Digital Services company delivering innovative solutions such as Direct Operator Billing to Mobile Network Operators and Content Partners globally in order to drive additional revenue streams for all participants. SLA’s team of experienced mobile specialists operate worldwide serving significant operator and content partners throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

 

Playwing is owned by the founders of Ubisoft and is dedicated to bringing high-value propositions to gamers, game publishers, phone manufacturers and advertisers.

Fonix takes carrier billing for theatre tickets to the West End, powering payments for Young Frankenstein

The Fonix Carrier Billing solution enables patrons to purchase theatre tickets seamlessly from their smartphones.

London: April 2018:  Mobile payments and messaging specialist Fonix, has been selected to power the carrier billing service for Young Frankenstein theatre tickets, which is yet another deal signed in the ticketing sector; earlier this year Fonix announced the UK’s first carrier billing ticketing deal with the Cowes Floating Bridge.

The musical comedy, Young Frankenstein is currently playing in the West End at the Garrick Theatre. Utilising the mobile network operators’ marketing channels, consumers will be driven to a bespoke landing page, built by Fonix which will enable customers to purchase up to two theatre tickets effortlessly from their mobile phone.

The service uses Fonix’s Carrier Billing product to seamlessly charge the Young Frankenstein tickets straight to the consumer’s mobile phone bill, without the need to enter credit card details.

Anthony Baladi, the Commercial Director of Fonix, said: “Mobile really is the primary consumer touch-point for brands and organisations. As a result, consumers now expect brands to offer a mobile experience which is as frictionless as possible.

“This is a dynamic solution that Young Frankenstein clearly understands and we are excited to be partnering with them, to enable consumers to purchase theatre tickets in a totally quick and slick way.”

Paul Hicks, Ticketing and Revenue Consultant on Young Frankenstein, added: “User experience is everything, which is why carrier billing was such a natural choice for Young Frankenstein as it enables customers to purchase tickets with just a couple of clicks.”

 

Winners of the Global Carrier Billing Summit Awards 2017

We were pleased to announce the winners of the Global Carrier Billing Summit Awards 2017 at The Amba Hotel, Marble Arch in London 26th September 2017.

The Awards Ceremony was the first ever for the Global Carrier Billing Summit, and was judged by:

  • Rory Maguire, Managing Director, Association for Interactive Media & Entertainment
  • Ruomeng Wang, Lead Analyst, Mobile Money & Financial Services, HIS Market
  • John Abraham, Senior Analyst, Analysys Mason

 

The winners of the following categories are:

  1. BEST DCB CARRIER: “Pay with Orange” service, Direct Carrier Billing for MEA region

Judges’ Comments:

“Orange has been developing and expanding their DCB service in different regions. “Pay with Orange” provides customers in Africa a new alternative way of making payments…Thanks to its large presence in emerging markets, Orange has a head start on improving DCB engagement and monetisation.”

 

  1. BEST DCB AGGREGATOR: Infobip/Centili

Judges’ Comments:

“Centili leads through managing the payment interfaces for Merchants to ensure the roller coaster revenue effect is levelled and enabling Carriers to open billing solutions ahead of their own implementation of Carrier Billings platforms…They have been contributing to DCB service and continually developing new services.”

 

 

  1. MOST INNOVATIVE DCB TECHNOLOGY: The Bango Platform

Judges’ Comments:

“Being able to buy physical goods is the final frontier for DCB and key to unlocking its full potential. Bango’s Amazon Japan use case is a great example of this…. The availability of carrier billing in the Amazon Japan store takes DCB to a new level.”

 

Congratulations to the Winners!

 

If you would like to know more about the Global Carrier Billing Awards visit our website.

 

Come and hear AIME’s views at World Telemedia this month

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Rory Maguire, MD of AIME will be speaking to audiences over the course of the 3 days at World Telemedia on various topics. Come and have a listen if you are around.

Tuesday 18th October

17.30 – Keynote – The Growing Importance of VAS to MNO’s

18.30 – UK Telemedia “State of the Nation”

Wednesday 19th October

12.00 – Carrier Billing to engage and convert

18.15 – Workshop – Managing Consumers

Thursday 20th October

15.30 – Regulation – One size does not fit all