Equatel’s SIM payphone, the Equatel Talk, can be deployed in many locations under often difficult environmental and socio-economic conditions to enable the inclusion of all. Its ability to use mains, solar and battery power means it can be deployed rapidly and is flexible to the speedy implementation of operator, government or NGO supported initiatives.
Equatel Talk is currently being used to provide mobile money cash transfers for several social inclusion programmes which enable vulnerable people and senior citizens to access financial support from government and NGO funding.
Equatel Talk enables individuals or households to access this financial support regardless of location using their personal SIM card. Equatel’s SIM payphones are deployed throughout remote regions as well as in urban locations to enable recipients of funding to readily access monies allocated to them by social funds. Access to this funding enables recipients to increase their social inclusion, economic security and access to support services.
Equatel Talk and Equatel’s social networking device, the Equatel Touch, can be deployed in many locations under often difficult environmental and socio-economic conditions to enable the inclusion of all. Its ability to use mains, solar and battery power means it can be deployed rapidly allowing speedy implementation for operators extending telecommunications access to rural areas, villages, schools, clinics and government offices.
Operators can deploy the Equatel Talk and Equatel Touch as standalone products or in partnership with government institutions, NGO’s and third-party providers. This creates opportunities for rural populations to access telephony or become entrepreneurial operators. These businesses can be established in areas where electricity is unavailable or unreliable and in areas where the network has previously been unreachable. It can now be accessed with a booster antenna (high gain antenna). Providing remote communities with affordable and accessible communications services is a step towards breaking the cycle of poverty. Small businesses can develop by communicating with a larger customer base. Individuals can contact their family and friends. Telephone and internet access can impact the whole community.
The Equatel Talk and the Equatel Touch can withstand difficult environmental and socio-economic conditions. The device’s robust construction guarantees its reliability in challenging environments. Its ability to use mains, solar and battery power means it can be deployed and implemented speedily by operators, extending telecommunications access to all areas.
Prison systems and secure locations are challenging for telephony and internet providers particularly in terms of system security and control. Equatel Talk and Equatel Touch allows the prison system and operator control of both the conversation and the data flow using onboard configuration and the Equatel management system simultaneously.
Both voice and data conversations can be monitored and controlled easily by manual or remote configuration of devices. The use of a personal SIM card allows for even greater control of the functions and interactions held inside and outside the prison environment. Use of the STK (SIM Toolkit) and USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) allows the devices to be configured as the environment dictates. Equatel Touch access can also be fully configured to limit access to approved content only.
Use of the personal SIM also reduces the risk of cash injections into the prison.
The Equatel Talk and Equatel Touch can be deployed in difficult environmental and socio-economic conditions. Its ability to use mains, solar and battery power means it can be deployed rapidly allowing speedy implementation of operator, government or NGO supported initiatives. Their robust and secure design allow for ideal use in multi user environments.
The Equatel Talk has been widely deployed within schools to provide a secure and easily accessible communication service. Equatel Touch fulfils the requirement for secure and controllable internet access for both educational needs as well as social aspects of interaction allowing access to all forms of social media and content.
Equatel Talk and Equatel Touch is the answer to education providers’ bans on the use of mobile phones within school premises. Our solutions address concerns voiced by all parties, education authorities, students and parents. Equatel ensures that students are able to communicate with their families unhindered but in a controlled manner that will not affect their studies. The ability of our devices to be deployed with solar power allow parents to remain in contact with their children despite the lack of reliable and sustainable mains power sources.
Equatel Talk and Equatel Touch function just like a mobile phone, smartphone or tablet. They use personal SIM cards and allow users to send and receive text messages, voicemails, emails, social media messages, images and video’s in addition to making and receiving calls.