SIM cards are now sold in vending machines
The solution developed for mobile operators allows you to sell SIM cards without opening traditional points of sale, helping to achieve savings of over 1 million rubles. Registration of a SIM card also now costs almost nothing — the consumer performs this procedure independently.
From 500 thousand to 2 million rubles. required to open a point of sale of mobile communication services. This amount includes the purchase of commercial equipment, organizational costs, the cost of hiring personnel and the purchase of goods. At the same time, the owner is obliged to pay a considerable rent on a monthly basis, bear the costs of servicing the point and staff. The terminal developed by the companies allows to reduce costs by an order of magnitude GoldenSIM and SAGA Technologies with the use of ABBYY Technologies and VisionLabs, it meets the advanced Russian and international standards in terms of performance and design.
ID. Terminal resembles payment terminals that can be found in stores and public places, but at the same time it is able to sell SIM cards. To buy a SIM card, the user needs to select a suitable tariff plan on the touch screen of the terminal and attach his passport to the device’s scanner. Then the software comes into play ABBYY PassportReader SDK, designed to extract data from identity documents. Recognizing the passports of 8 states, including the Russian Federation, the solution reads the surname, first name, series and number, date of issue and other information necessary for the execution of the contract from the document attached by the user.
Simultaneously with the extraction of data from the passport, the VisionLabs Luna software uses the camera built into the terminal to recognize the user’s face and compare it with the photo in the passport. The main task of Luna is to make sure that there is a living person in front of the terminal, whose passport is attached to the scanner. For this purpose, the technology is used Liveness. It prevents the system from being deceived by preventing fraudsters from replacing a live person with a photo or video of his face.
After the solution ABBYY PassportReader SDK successfully extracted the data from the passport, and VisionLabs Luna the device has carried out identification of the person, the device forms a subscription agreement. The client only needs to check the correctness of filling in the data and put the signature on the terminal screen. After he does this, the terminal issues a SIM card with the selected tariff.
The whole process takes about 1-2 minutes. The developers of the solution calculated that on the day such a terminal can connect up to 480 new subscribers. You can install the terminal separately in any suitable place or in the communication salon — for those visitors who are ready to serve themselves independently, thereby helping to increase the capacity of the salon and reduce personnel costs. The area occupied by the terminal does not exceed 1 sq.m, so it will not interfere in the cabin, and in the case of installation in a shopping center, the rent will be minimal. Previously, the ID. Terminal is configured in the company’s office, and it is enough to simply plug it into the socket on the spot.
The terminal allows you to save over 1 million rubles. at the opening of a new point of sale, and according to the results of testing, it shows twice as high efficiency compared to traditional points of sale at airports.
All the key telecom operators in Russia showed interest in the solution. To date, Tele2 and the virtual operator “Sberbank Mobile” have joined the project. According to a representative of Tele2, the company has already installed terminals at Vnukovo Airport and the Comcity business Center. In a month and a half, the device in Vnukovo issued twice as many SIM cards as compared to traditional points of sale located at airports and train stations. In addition to saving on opening a new point, one of the significant advantages of the solution is the ability to serve subscribers around the clock, added a representative of Tele2.
The company plans to install terminals at Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports and at five stations of the Moscow metro: Pushkinskaya, Arbatskaya, Komsomolskaya, Kurskaya and Paveletskaya. And also expand the capabilities of ID. Terminal by adding the functions of selecting a beautiful number, replenishing the balance, receiving the ordered online SIM card, restoring the SIM card, providing account details and making an application for transferring the number to Tele2. According to the agreements reached between Tele2 and GoldenSIM, GoldenSIM took over the installation and maintenance of terminals. The graphical interface of the terminal software was developed jointly by the partners.
The operator ” Sberbank Mobile “(the former “Let’s Talk”, belongs to Sberbank, is based on the Tele2 infrastructure) did not share plans, since it is only testing the solution, and the company’s further steps will depend on the results of this testing. MTS, Beeline and Megafon also showed interest in the solution. By the end of 2019, it is planned to deliver it to telecom operators from 50 to 700 terminals, shared by gRavil Karasov, General Director of GoldenSIM. He added that now they are adapting the device for each interested customer. & #13;
GoldenSIM does not exclude that the development may find wider application in the Russian market. «ID. Terminal GoldenSIM is applicable wherever it is necessary to identify the user before starting to provide services to him, whether it is buying a SIM card, registering at a hotel or, for example, issuing loyalty cards, — says Karasov. — Our server facilities are located in Russia, which guarantees the security of client data and compliance with laws on the protection of confidential information.”