Vizz Mobile

October 03, 2011 06:03 ET

Vizz Mobile Launches Vizz Africa With First Ever Mobile Reverse Charges to Africa

New mobile operator provides high-quality, clear and easy to access mobile services to Africa

HAMPTON HILL, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2011) - Vizz Mobile today announced the launch of its newest mobile operator, Vizz Africa, promising unrivalled call quality, clear pricing, flexibility, reliability and the UK's first prepaid airtime credit transfer from the UK to Africa.

Formally launched during the Black History Live event at Wembley Stadium (October 1st), Vizz Africa will provide a dedicated mobile SIM card to allow the African community living, working and travelling to the UK, to communicate with their friends and relatives in Africa. Vizz Africa will provide upfront, clear and transparent pricing for its users, as honesty and transparency is at the heart of its proposition.

Vizz Africa's prepaid airtime credit transfer is an agile new international service that allows Vizz Africa customers to conveniently, safely and instantly transfer prepaid mobile credits to their friends and family in Africa directly from their Vizz Africa SIM. Subscribers can make the transfer via SMS, calling customer services or online. This allows contact to continue, even if loved ones are out of credit, as the Vizz Africa user can transfer credit to enable them to stay in touch at all times.

Through its parent company, telecoms operator QiComm, Vizz Africa has a number of international tie-ups to rely on and long-term relationships with the major African mobile operators. These associations enable Vizz Africa to offer a quality of service which is unparalleled in mobile communications between the UK and Africa; bringing an end to dropped calls and failed messages.

"The African community in the UK is naturally conscious of the cost of getting in touch with their loved ones back home, but they also want reliable, high quality services and a convenient means of credit transfer." said Pat Nabhan, CEO of QiComm. "They are natural MVNO customers but that doesn't mean they should have to put up with text message delivery failures, dropped calls and patchy quality of service."

"Our great strengths are our deep knowledge of the market and our strong ties to African operators," said Saj Nabhan, Vizz Africa Head of Carrier Sales. "Our awareness of the needs of the African community and unprecedented operator partnerships with operators in the region enable us to offer Vizz Africa users an optimum level of service. We think the differentiation of service that we can offer will ensure Vizz Africa seizes a healthy slice of market share."

The launch of Vizz Africa follows the successful January launch of Dialog Vizz, a mobile operator targeting the UK's Sri Lankan community. Dialog Vizz has enjoyed considerable success in its eight and half months of operation by focussing on ethical and transparent operation. As a result it already serves a significant proportion of Sri Lankans living and working in the UK.

About QiComm

QiComm is a fully licensed telecommunications operator headquartered in the UK at Hampton Hill, Middlesex with additional offices in Central London, Hong Kong, Philippines, Sri Lanka and India. They switched over 6 billion international minutes in 2010 and their privately owned and managed international network provides a complete range of cutting-edge telecommunications solutions to an impressive client base, including BT, Tata, Dialog, France Telecom, London Underground and many more.

QiComm is one of the UK's fastest growing telecommunications companies, achieving a turnover of £93m in 2010 representing 35% year on year growth. They have had a rare two appearances in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 league table, which ranks Britain's 100 fastest growing private tech over the latest three years, achieving 47th in the list in 2011 and 28th in 2010.

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