Vizz Mobile has launched an MVNO, Vizz Africa, which offers prepaid airtime credit transfer from the UK to Africa.
The MVNO will provide a dedicated mobile Sim card aimed at the African community in the UK.
Vizz Mobile claims the MVNO provides the UK’s first prepaid airtime credit transfer from the UK to Africa.
The service allows customers to transfer prepaid mobile credits to their friends and family in Africa. Subscribers can make the transfer via SMS, calling customer services or online.
The company said the MVNO will offer a high quality service built on parent company QiComm’s links with major African mobile operators.
QiComm CEO Pat Nabhan said: ‘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.
‘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.’
Vizz Africa head of carrier sales Saj Nabhan said: ‘Our great strengths are our deep knowledge of the market and our strong ties to African operators.
‘Our awareness of the needs of the African community and our operator partnerships in the region enable us to offer Vizz Africa users the 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.’