KaiOS adds Ding to bring instant top-up service to developing markets

KaiOS Technologies, have announced a new partnership with Ding to provide airtime requests and mobile top-up service to their users

KaiOS Technologies, have announced a new partnership with Ding to provide airtime requests and mobile top-up service to their users, helping them stay connected with their KaiOS-enabled devices. 

Available via the KaiStore, this new service allows KaiOS users to instantly send a request for airtime top-up from their phones to anyone in their address book, using WhatsApp. Friends and family can purchase mobile top-up on their behalf through Ding.com, making it easier than ever to keep their phones in credit and keeping them connected to their loved ones.

The partnership gives KaiOS users access to Ding’s network of over 550 mobile operators across 140+ countries, covering 95% of the population.

Commenting on the new partnership, Rupert 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.”

International mobile top-up, which is the most efficient micro-value transfer option in the market, has long been seen by expatriates worldwide as a convenient add-on to cash remittance when supporting their families back home. This new offering will undoubtedly be welcomed by those with a KaiOS handset.

Mathieu Boyer, Senior Director, Ecosystem & Partnerships of KaiOS Technologies, said: “In times of increasing global volatility, it is even more crucial than ever to get everyone connected and stay connected. We are excited to work with Ding to provide this instant and secure online payment service, allowing our users to reach out to their friends and family to ask for a top-up, or enabling them to send mobile recharges back home this is a great gift to be able to give someone.”

He added “This partnership is a testament to our continued commitment to invest in digital solutions to deliver a safe, fast and convenient experience to our users and help bring mobile connectivity to billions of people.”


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KaiOS was founded in 2016 and launched in 2017 with a unique focus on feature phones, a category that had not seen any innovation for over a decade. We’re a diverse team from internet, telecoms, and hardware backgrounds, working on one mission: to close the digital divide.

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