New figures released by ding*, the world’s largest international top-up provider show Mexicans living abroad double the amount of mobile top-up they are sending home.
Since the beginning of 2015, ding* has seen growth of nearly 200% in the Mexican migrant population using international top-up alongside traditional money remittance. As mobile phones become increasingly important in daily lives, Mexicans in the US, Canada and beyond are choosing to keep the phones of loved ones back home recharged as a new, safer and more convenient compliment to money remittance. With this record growth over the last two months, Mexico is fast becoming one of the top receiving nations for mobile top-up from abroad.
“The news comes as no surprise,” says ding* CEO Mark Roden. “The Mexican Diaspora sends $25 billion back to Mexico each year making them the 5th largest senders of money remittance in the world. With phones continuing to play a larger role in education, banking and productivity in Mexico, international top-up seems to be a natural progression for this community.”
Accessible on the ding* mobile app, www.ding.com and in 500,000 retail outlets around the world, people can instantly recharge phones of family & friends in Mexico at any time. “The real benefit of ding* is the instant connection it delivers for people separated by distance. A phone recharged by ding* allows loved ones to start chatting or to get online within seconds,” adds Roden.
On the growth rates Roden commented: “We are delighted to be the leading international top-up provider for the global Mexican community and will continue to be the most reliable. By enabling workers abroad to top-up the mobile phones of loved ones back home, we hope to make their lives that bit easier through the power of connection.”
ding* are connected Mexican mobile operators Movistar, Telcel, Nextel, Lusacell and Unefon.
As the world’s largest top-up provider, ding* safely delivers a top-up every second of every day. Created to help people living abroad to support loved ones back home, the company is directly connected to 350 mobile operators in over 130 countries with a reach of over 3.5 billion phones. People can send top-up on www.ding.com, the mobile app and in more than 500,000 retail locations around the world.
ding*employs 200 people and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with regional offices in Miami, Dubai, San Salvador, Bucharest and Dhaka.