dot.mobile™ plans to offer affordable connectivity services in Canada in 2020. Operating as an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator), it will connect consumers and small businesses to existing national LTE networks. The MVNO business model thrives in Europe and the US, driving innovation and competition in a way that existing brands (owned by the big telecoms) do not.
“Reduced complexity, simple pricing and our unique Data On Tap™ approach lets us offer affordable, near direct access to mobile networks. The newest digital technologies, like eSIM and machine learning, will allow us to serve the currently underserved – Canadians who want a service that works on their terms.” – Algis Akstinas, Founder and CEO of dot.mobile™
Built as a smartphone application for iOS and Android, dot.mobile™ will hand over full control of the wireless experience to its users. With no plans for traditional retail stores or call centres, dot.mobile™ is a completely digital service. Canadians will be able to bring their own phone (BYOD) and get their SIM cards both electronically and through local delivery partners.
Conceptual features and pricing are proposed on the website (www.dotmobile.app), including pay per gig data with perpetual rollover, no additional roaming fees while travelling in the USA, and a marketplace for buying and selling certified used phones.
“The big telecoms have fallen behind everyone else when it comes to digital experiences – the banks, insurance companies, online stores and streaming services are the innovators. Our tiny telecom will change all that, and we’ll do it with the help of our members.” – Alex Bauman, Founder and CXO of dot.mobile™
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Canadians pay some of the highest rates in the world – the average Canadian spends $64 per month for wireless service. The high prices keep usage low, and Canada was ranked number 28 of 37 developed countries by the OECD. The big telecoms keep pushing prices up, leaving behind many underserved Canadians – seniors, youth, families, visitors to the country, new Canadians, or people operating their own small businesses.
“Big telecoms are unable to serve these people well because of one simple reason: they’re too big. Tiny telecoms, on the other hand, run on innovative business models and foster competition. The mobile network operators get a fair wholesale rate and continue to invest in network infrastructure, and we offer affordable and awesome service to Canadians. Everybody wins!” – Algis Akstinas, Founder and CEO of dot.mobile™