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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

BE-BOUND to partner with United Way FRANCE to help reconstruction efforts in the Philippines


As a first step into social and humanitarian engagement, Be-Bound* is partnering with United Way to contribute to the reconstruction efforts in the Philippines following the Haiyan typhoon. Access to communications being a key element in rebuilding and recovery efforts, Be-Bound has set up a Philippines initiative through January, including:

1- Granting 50 free Be-Miles (renewed as necessary) to anyone using Be-Bound in the Philippines,
2- Donating the gross margin on all purchased Be-Miles globally during the Philippines initiative to United Way,
3- Enabling free downloads of the Be-Bound App to encourage new users to buy Be-Miles, which will increase the amount Be-Bound can donate through this initiative, and
4- Enabling Filipinos to stay connected for free with the help of a local mobile Network operator that would provide a short code to send Be-Bound’s SMS to.

The Philippines initiative is the first project of many more to come, as part of a lasting partnership with United Way.


*Be-Bound is a unique solution that allows Smartphone users to stay connected to the Internet regardless of the network provider and the network quality.

The Be-Bound App, launched in November 2013 and already used in more than 100 countries, enables its users to stay connected almost anywhere at any time, as long as they have a Smartphone (currently on Android only) and some network (even if networks are poor or congested). Using Be-Bound is free on high-speed networks, while for low-speed networks (2G), users buy “Be Miles” prepaid cards.

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