Virgin Mobile and Fon partner to provide unlimited WiFi to mobile customers across Mexico
4 MAY 2018. MADRID & MEXICO CITY. – Fon, the global WiFi network access provider, today announces a new partnership with Virgin Mobile Mexico, the leading digital provider of mobile services in Latin America.
In 2016, overall mobile data usage grew by 64% in Latin America, according to GSMA. In the context of this increasing demand, Virgin Mobile Mexico is using innovative ways to enhance their communication and connectivity offering for their customers. With the combination of mobile data and WiFi, their customers will never run out of megabytes again.
Virgin Mobile Mexico has recently integrated Fon’s unique SDK technology into their best-in-class mobile app in Latin America. This integration means that 800,000 customers in Mexico can now enjoy seamless connectivity to an extensive WiFi network that covers airports, hotels, shopping centers, restaurants, and other public venues. Throughout 2018, this WiFi footprint will continue to grow to provide customers with the best connectivity experience.
Gibrán Muñoz, Digital Business Development Lead and App Owner at Virgin Mobile Mexico, commented “We’re always looking for new ways to bring our customers even more value and WiFi is a great way to do this. Our customers can now access unlimited WiFi across Mexico, simply through the Virgin Mobile Mexico app, without needing to interact with advertising. This will significantly boost their data allowance at no extra cost, meaning they’ll never run out of megabytes. WiFi also helps us to deliver an even broader network reach and frees up capacity on our cellular network, so the all-round user experience will be even better. We’re sure our customers are going to love this new feature.”
Getting connected to the new WiFi service is easy thanks to Fon’s SDK: Customers simply need to download the Virgin Mobile Mexico app to their Android or iOS device. As soon as the device is close to a WiFi hotspot, customers will connect automatically, even with the app closed. Once connected to WiFi, customers will remain seamlessly connected, as long as they are in range of a hotspot. The app also gives users the option to search for WiFi on a hotspot map, manually check their WiFi connection status, and receive automatic notifications whenever they’re connected.
Fon’s SDK offers a simple way for MVNOs worldwide to open up WiFi access for their customers. Just one integration into any existing app will provide their end users with instant and seamless WiFi access. This service creates a real point of differentiation from competitors, as well as enabling the MVNO to benefit from reduced data access costs.
“Here at Fon we strive to deliver excellent WiFi connectivity experiences and our new partnership with Virgin Mobile Mexico is a perfect example of this commitment,” said Alex Puregger, CEO at Fon. “We’re seeing an increasing demand from MVNOs for WiFi offload services, to enhance their customer’s connectivity experience, while maintaining a high-quality mobile service. Our SDK technology fulfils this demand, plus delivers many more benefits for both our partners and their customers.”
Fon is the global WiFi network. We pioneered residential WiFi sharing over a decade ago and, together with leading telcos, we’ve built the world’s largest WiFi community of over 21 million hotspots. We are experts in keeping people seamlessly connected by aggregating residential and prime public WiFi footprints, as well as facilitating interconnection between WiFi networks. Our global clients include AT&T, British Telecom, Eurona, KPN, Proximus, Travel Club, and Virgin Mobile. Discover more at fon.com.
About Virgin Mobile Mexico
Recognised for providing a unique and exceptional customer experience, Virgin Mobile began operations in 2014 as the first MVNO in Mexico, offering nationwide coverage to its users. Today, Virgin Mobile Mexico currently has the most aggressive offer in market, offering the largest amount of data to users who are immersed in the digital era. With a strong digital strategy, Virgin Mobile Mexico has positioned itself as one of the most innovative and agile operators in the constantly-evolving telco industry. As well as Mexico, Virgin Mobile operates in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Canada, the USA, South Africa, Chile, Colombia, Poland, and France, making it of the most iconic brands in the world.
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