Cell C has launched a new Dual Benefit Billing platform which allows businesses and employees to jointly manage their cellphone contracts.
Dual Benefit Billing allows the employees of a company to sign up for a contract and personally own it, while still receiving a cellphone allowance or cellphone benefits from their employer. The contract is in the employees’ name and they retain ownership of the device and contract, even if they leave the company. The employer on the other hand is only responsible for the allowance part of the contract.
“What this does is allow employers to manage only the portion that they need to, while employees remain responsible for the rest,” said Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos.
According to Cell C the aim of Dual Benefit Billing is that it takes the complexity out of managing staff’s mobile allowances and reduces liability for the employer with regards to contracts and handsets if an employee leaves.
“Staff who leave their employment will now have the benefit of seamlessly taking their handset and contract with them without having to transfer personal data to another device or change numbers,” says Santos.
The product is part of Cell C’s renewed focus on the business segment where market share is dominated by Vodacom and MTN.