Mobile Messaging Startup UppTalk Evolves Into A Low Cost Cell Service With Launch Of UppWireless In U.S.

TechCrunch

Mobile messaging app startup UppTalk (a rebrand from its prior name Yuilop) is evolving — and rather than following the social platform playbook of plenty of over-the-top (OTT) messaging players (such as Line, KakaoTalk and WeChat), it’s taking aim at carriers by offering a mobile phone service that undercuts current costly U.S. carrier pricing.

UppWireless, as the offering launching in the U.S. today is called, is an all-IP SIM-based mobile phone service. Being all-IP, means UppTalk can keep costs down — allowing it to tout this wireless package as the lowest price on the market, and to focus on what it says users care most about now: data.

“By unboundling mobile data from carrier voice and text we allow the user to get the best deal,” is how UppTalk founder and CEO Jochen Doppelhammer puts it.

How low? $15 per month for 1GB of data at 4G speeds, plus…

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