Brazil is working on free mobile data for certain services




Brazil goes along with Qualcomm include access to certain services, such as online banking, make free for its population. Purchasing data for residents is ultimately cheaper than bank staff in offices and call centers.

Bloomberg reports that many Brazilians do have a cell phone, but that many of them do not use mobile internet because of its cost. 75% would sit on prepay without mobile data. One consequence is that many Brazilians continue to do their banking by calling to bring the bank or visiting. An image quickly disappears in the Netherlands by the advent of mobile internet banking.

The Brazilian bank Bradesco is there along with Qualcomm and four major mobile carriers found a solution. The bank has purchased mobile data bundles where users can enjoy free to do their banking via an app, even if they do not have data bundle. In 2014 the plan is put in motion and since then the number of mobile banking customers increased from 4 million to 11 million. The quantity of transactions via the app is handled has doubled in the first quarter of this year compared with the same quarter last year. Estimated by the end of this year 35% of all transactions are carried out with the mobile app.

The board of the city of Sao Paolo wants to put the same plan into effect. They are working on an app that allows users a part of the process to apply for a driver’s license or ID card, can continue online. The data that is burned above is for the account of São Paolo. Before the city invests converted just over 8 million. Eventually, the savings in staff costs are greater than Brazilian flag that is the expectation. Qualcomm is working with providers, businesses and governments because it can recoup the costs again by selling its chips, where many of the smartphones in question in turn.

This kind sponsored data is technically in violation of net neutrality. That requires that providers should treat all data equally and to make that distinction in rates or rates not be tolerated. In the Netherlands these practices also legally forbidden .

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