Viamo is a mobile phone notification and survey platform

Product description Brand name and product description

Viamo is a mobile phone notification and survey platform, offering local-language voice-based services that remove the barriers to insightful mobile communication between citizens worldwide and the organizations that serve them. Having proven it’s efficacy in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and India, the Viamo platform now works to place outgoing calls anywhere in the world.

The aim is to make it easy for organizations to reach their stakeholders through interactive SMS or voice calls in local languages, instantly reaching across distance, language, and literacy barriers. They also have an API to power existing mobile service providers. The current user list includes the World Bank, UNICEF, McKinsey&Co, Innovations for Poverty Action and Farm Radio.

Viamo is a ready-to-use service for sharing information and gathering feedback through mobile interactions. With Viamo users can immediately start sending and receiving interactive voice calls, SMS messages, and USSD conversations to thousands of mobile phones, in minutes.

Watch a video explaining how Viamo  (previously called Voto) works.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Viamo, a Ghana-based social enterprise.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

$.02/min above per minute rate of the local telco provider.

To create a robust statistical sample population of approximately 1500 individuals it is likely that you will have to make a significantly high number of calls to achieve the desired number of survey completions. However, if all calls were answered or hung up based on call completion or call drop, a full 1500 person 10-minute survey with a local telco cost of $.05/minute would cost approximately $1,050.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

No specified target.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Governemental organizations and NGOs; Businesses.

The current user list includes the World Bank, UNICEF, McKinsey&Co, Innovations for Poverty Action and Farm Radio.

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