Elephant Talk signs agreement with Your Card to launch Calling Card Telecom Services in Dutch market


Elephant Talk Communications, an international provider
of business software and services to the telecommunications and financial
services industry, announced the signing of an agreement with Your Card, a
Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) serving the Dutch market.


“As Your Card intends to roll out these services in
many different countries, this is another key step in our global campaign to
expand our Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) platform services to new
markets in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas,” said Steven van der
Velden, CEO of Elephant Talk Communications.


Your Card will launch Calling Card services under
the name YOUR CARD ONE to Dutch commercial and consumer mobile users this fall
using Elephant Talk’s fully integrated MVNE platform for hosting mobile
services and supporting new channels.   


Like most prepaid Calling Cards, the new service can be
used with any mobile phone, and will offer Voice, Text Messaging (SMS), and
Mobile Internet services. YOUR CARD ONE will also offer a powerful new
service an integrated mobile payment and loyalty management


The system enables the Calling Card to act as a mobile
wallet, capable of making payments in 27 European countries, as Your Card is
authorized to act as an Electronic Money Institute in all of these


This technical combination of new prepaid electronic
payment instruments sets the standard to offer users the most advanced
platform, excellent service levels and superior security.   All
transactions related to e-money are under the supervision and license of the
First European E-Money Trust (FEET).   


The Calling Card can also function as a smart card or a
gift card, among other capabilities.  Your Card B.V. is the first
known MVNO in the Netherlands to offer such advanced Calling Card services.


“YOUR CARD ONE is an intelligent prepaid service
package that adds an entirely new dimension to prepaid calling cards,”
said Carina Oostmeijer, CEO of Your Card BV.   


YOUR CARD offers a number of services such as YOUR CARD
calling card service named YOUR CARD ONE, because it stands for 1 Card, 1
Account for All.


The advanced services are made possible by Elephant
Talk’s sophisticated MVNE platform, which offers a single interface for Your
Card to easily manage all aspects of business including pricing, billing,
product bundling, promotions and loyalty management in one integrated


Recently, Elephant Talk Communications announced  to launch mobile venture network enabler
(MVNE) platforms in the UK, Europe, and Canada.


The Elephant Talk-MECO venture will initially focus on up
to ten countries, starting with MVNE platforms in Italy, Germany and the UK.
Within the next years, they intend to complete MVNE platforms in Switzerland,
Portugal, France, Greece, Ireland, Austria, and Canada. The total investment in
the joint venture will be up to $50 million, with Elephant Talk retaining a 51
percent interest.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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