On the 23rd March EE/BT, supported by aimm, hosted the ‘Take a Journey with Mobile Billing’ event at the BT Tower.
The aim of the event was to provide an introduction to Charge to Bill, as an additional payment method for the transport and parking sector. The event demonstrated how – by giving a wider choice of payment options to their customers – the transport sector could reach those that may not wish to or are able to buy transport tickets the traditional ways.
Naomi Hone, Charge to Bill Manager at EE/BT said: ‘there are 72 million mobile phones in the UK, and carrier billing is already automatically enabled on most of them. This essentially means that the majority of people are walking around with a ticketing vending machine in their pocket!’
With speakers from aimm, EE, Kaleyra and Plusdial, as well as a panel featuring Fonix and DMB, answering questions from the audience, it was a great opportunity to start the conversation around the opportunities that mobile billing can provide the transport industry.
Dynamic Mobile Billing offers payment solutions to e-commerce merchants focused on mobile via established mechanics across messaging, carrier billing, mobile wallets and voice billing.
We spoke to Kevin Dawson the CEO of Dynamic Mobile Billing (DMB) to find out more about what they offer and their plans for the future in our interview.
If you are a charity then check out the special offer that DMB have made to help during this time!
Dynamic Mobile Billing appoints Rupen Patel as Head of Sales and Marketing.
Rupen brings a wealth of experience, with a career that spans over 20 years, including his time as Product & Lead Commercial Manager at mobile operator Three UK, as well as previous industry experience gained at Telefónica and Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF).
DMB CEO Kev Dawson comments on the appointment: “Rupen joins the UK Management team at an exciting growth time for the business. We are seeing new revenue growth opportunities across both existing and new sector clients and Rupen offers extensive experience and capability to help drive DMB UK offerings in these areas.”
Rupen adds: “I’m delighted to be joining DMB at this promising time and hoping my experience can directly contribute to the mutual success of both myself and the business.”
Rupen started his career in the Media & Advertising sector, including stints at ITV, Channel 4 and WPP covering Sales, Business Development and Account/Client/Product Management. He’s worked across all the major Media Agency groups and managed a portfolio of clients that included BT, Vodafone, Unilever, Mars, Procter & Gamble and GlaxoSmithKlein
At Three UK, Rupen was initially hired within the Payment Services team and was responsible for managing both Direct Carrier Billing & Premium Rate Services. For the last 20 months his focus has been solely on managing and growing the Premium SMS and Voice business working within the Wholesale Team.
As DMB are a member of aimm, we look forward to working with him, and hope to see him at the working groups.
UK focused new business development role to position Dynamic Mobile Billings’s billing products and services.
Portfolio includes Direct Carrier Billing (PayForIt), SMS & Voice Short Codes, Credit Card, Voice & IVR.
Applicants will ideally have a working knowledge and contacts within identified key sectors for growth. These sectors include – Charities, Broadcast and Media, Society Lotteries, Ticketing, Parking, Hospitality, Gaming and e-commerce.
UK – Flexible (home based). Travel to company offices (Birmingham HQ), client, partner or event locations being expected in order to support your role success.
Dynamic Mobile Billing (DMB) is an established, technology focused payment solutions business with global offices and operations.
Find more details about the role and how to apply HERE. Closing date: 15th March
Dynamic Mobile Billing (DMB) is delighted to be partnering with Spoke Interactive and The Sun on their annual Movember fundraising initiative. DMB’s billing platform will be used for The Sun’s charity ‘Spot the Ball’ competition during Movember, which launches today, 12th November, running for one month.
The Movember Foundation is a leading charity changing the face of men’s health; addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. It’s not just about raising money, but crucially, also awareness for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in your life. For more information about this fantastic charity please visit: Movember.com
Tom Hines, Media Services Director of Spoke-Interactive comments, “We are delighted to be to be partnering with the Sun and Movember in developing this format for such a good cause. It’s great to take a traditional game and adapt it with a new mobile giving format that can raise money for the charity in this way.”
DMB’s platform allows consumers to enter the Spot the Ball Charity Competition free of charge, with a voluntary £1.50 donation by text. There is also the option to add a Gift Aid contribution from the UK government, taking just a few seconds.
Kevin Dawson, CEO of DMB says “We are thrilled to be associated with, and providing the mobile platform for such a well-established, high profile and global-reaching initiative like Movember. To be that link in the chain, enabling donations and vital funds to be raised for such a good cause is something DMB is extremely proud of”