A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a type of MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) that we had not covered before; Charity MVNO’s. I have since been contacted by Donate Mobile, pointing out that I had missed them from my article. I’ve updated my original post but if you don’t want to have to click-through and find the additional details I’ve listed them below:
This network runs on the Vodafone infrastructure. They offer Pay As You Go sims plus a selection of contract deals which you can take as sim only or buy with a phone. Their selection of smartphones include those from Samsung, Nokia and Sony along with some more basic handsets for those who don’t want or need such advanced devices.
Donate Mobile are not a charity themselves, rather they act as a collecting agent on behalf of the charity saving a portion of all air-time / data purchases and passing this donation onto the charity. This monthly donation is transferred to the charity in full at the end of each month via BACS transfer. There are no VAT charges on these donation.
In an e-mail to us Dave Vann, Marketing Manager at Donate Mobile, describes the company like this:
We are an MVNO dedicated solely to the Third Sector, aiming to help UK charities raise vital funds. Each month, 10% of a customer’s mobile spend goes directly to the charity of their choice – at no extra cost to them. We partner with charities to create awareness of our service and invite supporters to switch to us as a way of showing loyalty to their charity and raising funds without it affecting the household budget.
Do you use any charity networks? Have we missed any? Please leave any feedback or details in the comments section below…