kajeet, the cell phone service made for kids, and Telcordia, a specialist in the development of IP, fixed line and mobile telecommunications software and services, were presented with the top MVNO service innovation award at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards in London. These awards honour innovative projects involving telecoms operators and service providers around the world, in association with their vendors and suppliers.
kajeet was recognised for its ability to offer personalised, real time services and content to the tween market, including WalletManager, which lets teens, tweens and their parents determine who pays for essential usage and who pays for additional services, and enables parents to ensure their calls get through even if their kids have reached their spending limits.
Daniel Neal, CEO and founder of kajeet, commented: “We are very proud to be recognised as an innovation leader in the global market. Families with kids have unique service requirements, such as letting parents set limits for calls and texts, and allowing parents and kids to block calls and texts they don’t want to receive. Telcordia’s ability to power innovative, real time services has enabled us to differentiate ourselves in the wireless market as the cell phone service made for kids.”
The kajeet service utilises Telcordia Real-Time Charging, a flexible charging and policy control solution that enables competitive differentiation and rapid time to market for fixed line, mobile and other service providers when deploying existing and new, converged services. Its Real-Time Charging solution has powered popular kajeet services including WalletManager, TimeManager, ContactManager and FeatureManager.
Pat McCarthy, vice president for service delivery solutions at Telcordia, added: “The recognition of kajeet at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation awards is an excellent example of how innovative communication service providers are successfully differentiating themselves in their competitive markets. kajeet has made giant strides in their ability to anticipate the market and service their customers in a superior manner, and we are proud to be helping them on their way.”