Vodacom: Squeeze on voice and data opens new channels

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Vodacom: Squeeze on voice and data opens new channels

‘Event-based insurance’ is just one of the innovations being cooked up at SA’s largest mobile operator

Mudiwa Gavaza

Imagine a world in which you arrive at a big rugby or soccer match and are able to insure your phone for the duration of the game.

Vodacom (https://www.sharenet.co.za/v3/quickshare.php?scode=VOD)’s chief officer for financial services, Mariam Cassim, says the mobile operator is in the early stages of rolling out such a service in partnership with the Blue Bulls Rugby Union, which it sponsors.

Using Vodacom’s cellphone towers at the rugby team’s base at Loftus Versfeld, subscribers who attend a match can receive a message prompting them to insure their device for the duration of the game...

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