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The VSMP Affiliate Opportunity for Eligible Entities

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  1. Overview

     
  2. The VSMP Opportunity

     
  3. Most Popular VSMP Option Worldwide – the Global VSMP

     
  4. Other VSMP Options Worldwide
  5. Eligible Entities’ Optional Revenue-Generation Opportunities
  6. Eligible Entities’ Characteristics, Legal Requirements and Types
  7. Motivations for Eligible Entities to acquire a VSMP
     

The wide range of Services and Facilities available via the TEL.mobi Group’s Product Suite and Platform are available to all Members within the TEL.mobi Group’s Closed Loop System.

However, there is yet another extension to these services – that being the TEL.mobi Group’s Global “Virtual Specialized Mobile Provider” (“VSMP”) Program, provided by Webtel.mobi which itself is a Specialized Mobile Provider (“SMP”).

The VSMP Program is a Program whereby Eligible Entities can apply for – and be given – their own version of the Webtel.mobi Specialized Mobile Provider (“SMP”) platform, for them to utilize themselves as an additional service provision to their existing clients / members / personnel of their own companies or entities – or to the public.

The VSMPs established by and for these Eligible Entities provide all of the Services and Facilities of the TEL.mobi Group’s Product Suite and Platform. They therefore provide not only these services to the Eligible Entity’s clients / members / personnel; but also an additional significant revenue-stream to the Eligible Entity – because Webtel.mobi Revenue-shares with them. 

The VSMP Program is similar in some ways to the “Mobile Virtual Network Operator” (“MVNO”) Program provided to Eligible Entities by Mobile Network Operators (“MNO”s). 

The VSMP Program is the provision of a Virtual system to Eligible entities by an SMP (Webtel.mobi), and the MVNO Program is the provision of a Virtual system to Eligible Entities by an MNO.

As an example, MVNOs include Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, Lebara Mobile, Lyca Mobile, TracFone, US Mobile, The People’s Operator, etc.

In fact, more than 90% of all Mobile Operators in the world are MVNOs – not MNOs – and they function off the MNO’s infrastructure to provide the Virtual service that the MNO provides them with. See these two links for examples of just some of the MVNOs in two countries, the UK and USA:

UK MVNOs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_Kingdom_mobile_virtual_network_operators

USA MVNOs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_mobile_virtual_network_operators

MVNOs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_virtual_network_operator

The Primary Differences between the TEL.mobi Group’s VSMP Program and traditional MNOs’ standard MVNO Programs are as follow:

  • MNOs provide MVNOs with the ability to provide Coverage / services in one country. Webtel.mobi provides VSMPs with the ability to provide Coverage / Services in 193 countries (240 Countries and Territories). 
     
  • MNOs provide MVNOs with the ability to provide (usually) Basic Mobile Calling & Texting Services or (sometimes) Full Mobile Calling & Texting Services. Webtel.mobi provides VSMPs with the ability to provide Full Mobile Calling & Texting Services as well as Specialized Mobile Calling & Texting Services (which neither MNOs nor MVNOs can provide).
     
  • MNOs cannot provide – and cannot provide their MVNOs with the ability to provide – Landline Calling Services. Webtel.mobi provides VSMPs with the ability to provide Full Landline Calling Services.
     
  • MNOs cannot provide – and cannot provide their MVNOs with the ability to provide – the Secondary and Support Services as provided by Webtel.mobi. Webtel.mobi provides VSMPs with the ability to provide the Full Range of Secondary and Support Services in its Product Suite.
     
  • MNOs cannot provide – and cannot provide their MVNOs with the ability to provide – the Members’ Closed Loop Ancillary Services as provided by Webtel.mobi. Webtel.mobi provides VSMPs with the ability to provide the Full Range of Members’ Closed Loop Ancillary Services.
     
  • MNOs charge Eligible Entities tens-of-millions of dollars to hundreds-of-millions of dollars to establish an MVNO. Webtel.mobi charges Eligible Entities zero to establish a VSMP – they are established for free.
     
  • MNOs require Eligible Entities to have or acquire extensive premises, equipment and personnel to establish an MVNO. Webtel.mobi does not require Eligible Entities to acquire any additional premises, equipment or personnel to establish a VSMP.
     
  • MNOs require minimum guarantees of revenue-generation, investments, marketing spend and other high start-up costs and running costs from Eligible Entities to establish an MVNO. Webtel.mobi requires no guarantees of revenue generation, no investment, no marketing spend, no start-up costs and no running costs from Eligible Entities to establish a VSMP.
     
  • MNOs and other entities require Eligible Entities to go through significant and time-consuming processes to secure multiple administrative and licensing requirements – which can take months or years – to establish an MVNO. Webtel.mobi requires Eligible Entities to upload their KYC documents and pass a review by Webtel.mobi – which takes from 8 hours to 24 hours – to establish a VSMP. 
     
  • MNOs require Eligible Entities to be a large company, a large corporation or a large consortium to establish an MVNO. Webtel.mobi will establish a VSMP for any Eligible Entity – regardless of its size or sector of operation, anywhere in the world.

It is for these reasons that Webtel.mobi and the TEL.mobi Group have received applications from existing MVNOs for VSMPs to be established for them. It is also for these reasons that Webtel.mobi and the TEL.mobi Group have received VSMP Applications from Eligible Entities totaling more than ten times the combined total of all MVNOs in the world – from over 180 countries.

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All entities internationally that have a cohesive group of persons that they can communicate with from a central location are considered by the TEL.mobi Group to be Eligible Entities to apply for TEL.mobi Group VSMPs. The largest TEL.mobi Group Eligible Entity to apply for a VSMP has 25 million members, and the smallest has 10 clients.

The details on this page provide a Top-Level overview of this VSMP opportunity. For a Detailed Opportunity Overview, and to apply for Consent to Establish a VSMP, please see the “Apply for an Affiliate (VSMP)” Page on any TEL.mobi Group site.

Similarly, an additional Opportunity is that for Independent Agents, who assist the TEL.mobi Group to inform Eligible Entities of the VSMP Opportunity. Details of the Independent Agent Program can be seen on the “Apply to be an Agent (IA)” Page on any TEL.mobi Group site.

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The most popular VSMP Option among Eligible Entities worldwide is the Global VSMP. The Global VSMP’s characteristics are as follow:
 

 

Global VSMP

  • It can be Established and up & running within 24 hours of Application.
     
  • It has a zero start-up cost, zero equipment cost, zero personnel requirement, zero running costs and zero marketing costs for the Eligible Entity making the application.
     
  • Full Technical Support is provided for the Eligible Entity’s VSMP by Webtel.mobi at zero cost to the Eligible Entity.
     
  • Administrative Support is provided to the Eligible Entity by TEL.mobi Group Independent Agents at zero cost to the Eligible Entity.
     
  • The Eligible Entity’s VSMP obtains a full Webtel.mobi Platform Product Suite, Services and Facilities, which it can brand as it wants to – with its existing branding or another – at zero cost to the Eligible Entity.
     
  • The Eligible Entity’s VSMP will provide:
  • The 34 Primary Services of the Platform.
     
  • The 12 Secondary / Support Services of the Platform.
     
  • All of the Intra-Closed-Loop Member (“ICLM”) Substitute Services.
     
  • The Eligible Entity can provide the services of its VSMP to its existing clients / members / personnel / other grouping – as well as offering its services to the public – at zero cost to it.
     
  • The Eligible Entity’s VSMP will be able to provide the full range of Services and Facilities within the TEL.mobi Group’s Product Suite and Platform at the same cost price to Members as the Webtel.mobi Platform and/or any other VSMP – worldwide – at zero cost to it.
     
  • The Eligible Entity will receive its Retail Marketing messages at zero cost from Webtel.mobi – and can distribute this Retail Marketing to its clients / members / other at zero cost.
     
  • The Eligible Entity will receive 10% of the entire Net Revenue from all services on its VSMP, in real time.
     
  • The Eligible Entity will have multiple additional revenue sources from its VSMP.

 

  • These are VSMPs that are established for Competition Shows / Events and similar Shows / Events internationally, that provide – have as part of their Show / Event structure – the opportunity for the public to Vote for x or Y in the Show / Event by means of Premium SMS/text.
     
  • Generally-speaking, the Premium Rate SMS/Text facility that such Competition Shows / Events and similar Shows / Events are provided with by Standard Mobile Providers have characteristics whereby:
  • The Standard Mobile Provider will retain up to 60% of the amount of the Premium Rate SMS/Text sent by each sender.
     
  • The Standard Mobile Provider will only remit the balance of the amount of the Premium Rate SMS/Text to the Competition Shows / Events or similar Shows / Events after 30, 60 or 90 days.
     
  • In comparison, the TEL.mobi Group provides the full amount of the cost of the Premium Rate SMS/Text to the Competition Show / Events – less only the standard SMS/Text costs as shown in the “Rates” page – and it remits this to the Competition Show / Event or similar Show / Event in real-time.
     
  • For such SMS/Text Voting VSMPs, they also have all of the other characteristics of a Global VSMP, with the addition of a specific TEL.mobi-assigned Premium Rate SMS/Text Number Range for their particular SMS/Text Voting VSMP, and a “Vote by SMS/Text” Facility in the “Member’s Account” section. This means that besides obtaining a new method by which to facilitate easier and higher payouts for its Competition Shows / Events or similar Shows / Events voting, the Eligible Entity also obtains the additional revenue-generation facilities on its TEL.mobi Group VSMP on an ongoing basis.
     
  • With such SMS/Text Voting VSMPs, the TEL.mobi Group always suggests that the Competition Show / Events or similar Show / Events keep their existing Standard Providers’ facilities in place initially, and gradually transfer their Members to their own VSMPs’ SMS/Text Voting system to ensure uninterrupted business.
     
  • Because the TEL.mobi Group’s system does not – like Standard Mobile Providers – keep up to 60% of the cost of the Premium Rate Text, but provides the Eligible Entity with all of the entire cost of the Premium Rate Text (less only the TEL.mobi Group’s ultra low costs), such Competition Shows / Events and other Similar Shows / Events are therefore able to:
  • Substantially lower the costs of the Voting by Premium Rate SMS/Text for their Shows / Events when using their TEL.mobi VSMP; but nevertheless get a substantially higher payout themselves from the reduced rate SMS/Text.
     
  • Enormously increase the number of people able to vote in their Shows / Events, because utilizing the TEL.mobi Group’s Premium Rate SMS/Text Facility enables them to offer international voting in or for their Competitions / Shows. This is because the TEL.mobi Group’s Premium rate SMS/Text messages cost the same whether sent Locally, Nationally or Internationally.
     
  • As a result of the preceding two considerations, very significantly raise the amount of revenue that they generate from the TEL.mobi Group Premium rate SMS/Text messages.
     
  • For these reasons, the SMS/Text Voting VSMPs are popular in the Competition Shows / Events and similar Shows / Events sectors worldwide.

 

  • These are VSMPs that are established for Eligible Entities that provide services to clients, that want to expand the methods that their client have to pay for services – usually on an ad-hoc and/or real-time basis (such as Parking in Parking Garages, and other forms of ad-hoc or real-time payments).
     
  • Many Eligible Entities that could utilize such systems do not do so because their own systems cannot integrate with Standard Mobile Providers’ services well or at all. However, the TEL.mobi Group VSMP system provides them with an already fully functional system that is very easy to integrate with any system which they currently have, to record and validate such payments by Premium Rate SMS/Text in real time.  
     
  • Other Eligible Entities already have such services in place, but they face a similar situation to that faced by Competition Shows / Events and similar Shows / Events in that the terms for such services as provided by Standard Mobile Providers have characteristics whereby:
  • The Standard Mobile Provider will retain up to 60% of the amount of the Premium Rate SMS/Text sent by each sender.
     
  • The Standard Mobile Provider will only remit the balance of the amount of the Premium Rate SMS/Text to the Eligible Entity after 30, 60 or 90 days.
     
  • In comparison, the TEL.mobi Group provides the full amount of the cost of the Premium Rate SMS/Text to the Eligible Entity’s VSMP – less only the standard SMS/Text costs as shown in the “Rates” page – and it remits this to the Eligible Entity in real-time.
     
  • For such “Premium Rate SMS/Text Payments VSMPs”, they also have all of the other characteristics of a Global VSMP, with the addition of a specific TEL.mobi-assigned Premium Rate SMS/Text Number Range for their particular SMS/Text Voting VSMP, and a “Pay by SMS/Text” Facility in the “Member’s Account” section. This means that besides obtaining a new method by which to facilitate easier and higher payment for its services, the Eligible Entity also obtains the additional revenue-generation facilities on its TEL.mobi Group VSMP on an ongoing basis.
     
  • With such “Premium Rate SMS/Text Payments VSMPs”, the TEL.mobi Group always suggests that Eligible Entities keep their existing Standard Providers’ facilities in place initially (if they have them), and gradually transfer their Members to their own VSMPs’ SMS/Text Payment system so as to ensure uninterrupted business. Similarly, if they do not have a similar facility in place already, that they retain their other payment systems / methods in place, and add this facility as an additional payment Facility (because it is free for them to acquire).
     
  • Because the TEL.mobi Group’s system does not – like Standard Mobile Providers – keep up to 60% of the cost of the Premium Rate Text, but provides the Eligible Entity with all of the cost of the Premium Rate Text (less only the TEL.mobi Group’s ultra low costs), Eligible Entities that currently use Standard Mobile Providers’ facilities to provide such services are able to substantially lower the costs of paying for the service by Premium Rate SMS/Text when using their TEL.mobi VSMP; but nevertheless get a substantially higher payout themselves from the reduced rate SMS/Text.
     
  • For these reasons, the “Premium Rate SMS/Text Payments VSMPs” are popular in many sectors that utilize such services – or could utilize such services – worldwide.
     
  • Such VSMPs are also popular among Charities, Charitable Organizations, Humanitarian Organizations and similar Eligible Entities for fundraising drives and donations – worldwide.

 

  • These are VSMPs that are established for Eligible Entities that do not want persons outside of their own Eligible Entities to be able to join or use the services on their own VSMP.
     
  • For Restricted VSMPs, the Contact Persons of the Eligible Entity are given a facility to approve or deny a join-up to the VSMP.
     
  • People who then join do not immediately become Members of that VSMP. Their Application to Join is held as Pending until the relevant Contact Persons at the VSMP either “Accept” or “Deny” membership.
     
  • In all other respects, they function in the same manner as all other Global VSMPs.
     
  • These VSMPs are rare, and they are only established for an Eligible Entity if there is a compelling motivation provided for such a structure, and if the size of the Eligible Entity merits Webtel.mobi customizing a VSMP for it.

 

  • These are VSMPs that are established for Eligible Entities that:
  • Do not want persons outside of their own Eligible Entities to be able to join or use the services on their own VSMP. They require either that people who join have their Applications to Join held as Pending until a nominated Contact Person/s at the Eligible Entity either “Accept” or “Deny” membership; or that the nominated Contact Person/s actually sign up people themselves.
     
  • Do not want to have their Members load their own Member Accounts with Stored Credit. Instead, a nominated Contact Person/s at the Eligible Entity (such as a CFO or Finance Director) can assign Stored Credit to the Members’ Accounts in the VSMP / deduct Stored Credit from the Members’ Accounts in the VSMP (who will be staff / member of the Eligible Entity only) from a central Stored Credit balance loaded by him/her.
     
  • The above is able to be implemented, and then only the Nominated Person/s can load Stored Credit to their own Member Account on VSMP, and assign it from there to other Members’ Accounts on the VSMP.
     
  • The Terms of Use for such Closed and Restricted VSMPs are slightly different to that of standard Global VSMPs, because the Contact Person must comply with various undertakings / requirements to be able to be allowed to view the other Members accounts, and the other Members must consent to that when being added.
     
  • Such VSMPs are rare, and they are only established for an Eligible Entity if there is a compelling motivation provided for such a structure, and if the size of the Eligible Entity merits Webtel.mobi customizing a VSMP for it.

 

Other than the Opportunity for Eligible Entities to obtain their own TEL.mobi Group VSMPs as described in the preceding paragraphs, there exist further Optional Opportunities for Eligible Entities within the VSMP Program. These are, however, Optional Opportunities, which Eligible Entities may choose to pursue – or not – at their sole discretion. These Optional Opportunities include the following:
 

 

Although the TEL.mobi Group recommends resale of the Electronic Top-Up Vouchers at their face value, Eligible Entities that have VSMPs may purchase Electronic Top-Up Vouchers for resale via their VSMP Administration Consoles, and resell them to Members with a mark-up, in areas or situations where applicable. 

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Members sometimes choose to redeem their Electronic Top-Up Vouchers with Eligible Entities that have VSMPs. In such cases, the Eligible Entities take possession of the Members’ Electronic Top-Up Vouchers and apply their Stored Credit their own VSMP’s Contact Persons’ Accounts. They then provide the Members with the money equivalent of the Top-up Voucher amount, less a fee, which the Eligible Entity keeps as a service charge. In areas or situations where applicable, Eligible Entities that have VSMPs may redeem Members’ Electronic Top-Up Vouchers for money, and charge their own percentage fee for such redemptions.

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When the TEL.mobi Group makes its Loyalty Card Facility live, the Loyalty Cards will be linked to Stored Credit Refund Machines (SCRMs), from which Members can do Stored Credit Refund Withdrawals in cash, for limited amounts, from their online Stored Credit on their TEL.mobi accounts. Eligible Entities that have VSMPs may apply to have SCRMs placed at their premises – or premises arranged by them – at which Members may do Stored Credit Refund Withdrawals. There is a small charge levied on Members for making such Stored Credit Refund Withdrawals, which charges are shared between the TEL.mobi Group and the VSMPs that have the SCRMs from which the Stored Credit Withdrawals are made.

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On occasion, Members may want to provide the Certification of their KYC Documentation from Attorneys or Notaries that are not known to the TEL.mobi Group. In such cases, the TEL.mobi Group can request that an Eligible Entity that has a VSMP verify the bona fides of an Attorney or Notary that one of its Members wishes to utilize, and the Eligible Entity may charge the Member for carrying out such a Verification. Similarly, when the TEL.mobi Group Global Marketplace commences, TEL.mobi Group Members who want to market goods or services via the Global Marketplace will be able to apply for Verification of their Bona Fides by the Eligible Entities whose VSMPs they are Members of. Eligible Entities may charge such Members fees for carrying out these Verifications.

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In order to qualify for Consent to establish a TEL.mobi Group VSMP, an entity should have the following characteristics:

  • It must be an entity that is carrying out activities that are legal, above board and inoffensive.
     
  • It must have a central point or person that can communicate with multiple persons (be they employees, members, clients, shoppers, students, alumni, fans, supporters or any other group of persons). 
     
  • It must be prepared and able to receive and send out the TEL.mobi Group’s weekly Marketing Messages to its existing employees, members, clients, shoppers, students, alumni, fans, supporters or any other group of persons. (This is simply to be done by including the Marketing Messages in its existing methodology – whatever it may be – of communication with its existing members; thereby not attracting additional Marketing Costs).
     
  • There is no requirement for a minimum or maximum number of persons within an Eligible Entity – or that an Eligible Entity may have access to – in order for it to be given Consent to establish a TEL.mobi Group VSMP. (The largest Eligible Entity that has to date obtained a TEL.mobi Group VSMP has more than 25 Million members. The smallest Eligible Entity that has to date obtained a TEL.mobi Group VSMP has 10 members). 

 

  • The business of the TEL.mobi Group is run from Guernsey, and all TEL.mobi Member accounts are legally classified as being in Guernsey – with all activities and transactions legally classified as taking place in and from Guernsey – regardless of where any TEL.mobi Member, Independent Agent or VSMP is physically located.
     
  • All TEL.mobi Group VSMPs are legally classified as independent marketers of the Webtel.mobi service. They therefore do not have any requirement to register companies, carry out any other form of registration, or request any consent to function – regardless of where they are geographically located. They are only required to – according to whatever laws or regulations may apply in the jurisdiction where they are located, and their own existing policies – declare Commission Donation Revenues to whatever relevant local organization is applicable to them. More Information on this aspect can be seen on Page 4 of the document available by clicking here.

 

The type of Eligible Entity for a TEL.mobi Group VSMP is virtually limitless. The list below represents only a very small cross-section of the types of Eligible Entities that have successfully applied for and/or established TEL.mobi Group VSMPs to date:

  • Affinity Organizations
  • Aid Agencies
  • Airlines
  • Alumni Organizations
  • Apartment Blocks
  • Blogs
  • Call Centers
  • Charities
  • Companies (wide sector range)
  • Competitions
  • Condominiums
  • Conservation Organizations
  • Cruise liners
  • Cultural Organizations
  • Events Companies
  • Ferries
  • Firms (wide sector range)
  • Garages
  • Guest Houses
  • Retailers
  • Ships
  • Shopping Malls
  • Shops
  • Special Events
  • Etcetera
  • Hobby Clubs
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Humanitarian Organizations
  • Landline Telephone Companies
  • Loyalty Groups
  • Magazines
  • Marketing Organizations
  • Mobile Telephone Companies
  • Newspapers
  • Online Retailers
  • Radio Stations
  • Relief Agencies
  • Taxi Companies
  • Residential Complexes
  • Television Stations
  • Restaurants
  • Travel Agents
  • Sporting Clubs
  • Universities
  • University Student Unions
  • Utilities Companies
  • Websites
  • Wholesale outlets
  • Youth Organizations

In short, any legal entity, of almost any description

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Every Eligible Entity will have its own preferred reasons for obtaining a VSMP, and one, some or all of the TEL.mobi Group facilities can be of use for virtually every entity that exists. 

Although the purposes that Eligible Entities use the Facilities and the Product Suite platform are extremely widespread and varied, a summary of the primary Top-Level motivations for Eligible Entities’ acquisition of a VSMP are as follow:

  • To generate a significant new Revenue Stream at Zero Cost.
     
  • To monetize a resource that they already have – but cannot monetize themselves – that is the use of such services by their existing clients / members / personnel on other platforms.
     
  • To provide a significant service and/or add-on benefit to their clients / members / personnel, by providing these services to them.
     
  • To utilize and/or Integrate these services into the Eligible Entity’s existing services, in order to improve their business offering and/or reduce their operating costs.
     
  • To gain a competitive advantage over their competitors.