KaiOS Technologies has announced that users of its smart feature phone operating system, KaiOS, can now send Ding requests to relatives overseas if they want a mobile top-up. Ding works in a similar way to remittance payments, but instead of cash, the recipient receives mobile credit on their device.
The new service is available in the KaiStore. Once accessed, KaiOS users can go through their address book and select a contact they’d like to request a top-up from. As an example, a teenager with a KaiOS device living in Mexico could ping one of their parents working in the United States who could top-up their kid’s phone via Ding.com.
Commenting on the news, Ruper Shaw, Chief Commercial Officer at Ding, said:
“We are delighted to partner with KaiOS to introduce international mobile recharge to their ecosystem. Customers will now be able to engage with the Ding platform and stay connected by recharging their own devices or buying credit for other KaiOS users – all right at their fingertips.”
Ding’s network consists of over 550 mobile operators based in more than 140 countries; this covers 95% of the world’s population so there’s a good chance it’ll work for most people. If you’d like to see a full list of supported countries and carriers check out Ding’s Countries page.