Reverse bill an IP address

Reverse bill an IP address

#datafree DIRECT is a product from biNu whereby you can reverse bill your data usage along a single IP address. With #datafree DIRECT, you can keep your same back-end architecture and be up and running in a matter of hours.

Skip the queue

Traditionally, mobile network operators (MNOs) have been able to zero rate IP addresses for customers. However, zero rating an IP address means weeks or months of waiting and testing with each MNO. If you want to reach all mobile phone users in South Africa, that would mean a time-consuming process with four different MNOs. Once zero rated, all you are given is a lump sum data bill from each MNO for traffic across that IP address. With #datafree DIRECT, you are live across all MNOs in a matter of hours, not weeks or months.

We reverse bill across all networks

biNu has reverse billing agreements with the four major South Africa MNOs.*

  • All mobile traffic passing through our #datafree DIRECT Gateway is reverse billed to us.
  • We forward the traffic to your server where you process the requests.
  • We aggregate the cost from all the networks into one bill.
  • You pay for the traffic. The user pays nothing.
  • A user with zero balance can browse your #datafree app or website for free.

Going live on #datafree DIRECT is simple

  • We provide you a single zero-rated IP address that has been pre-registered with the MNOs.
  • You simply modify the DNS entries for your App to point to the provided IP address.
  • To make another App #datafree, just update the appropriate DNS entry.

We add value to your reverse billed solution

  • By updating a single DNS entry, you are #datafree across all MNOs. You don’t have to wait weeks for each MNO to register a single IP address.
  • With #datafree DIRECT, you can enter daily and/or monthly data consumption quotas. This allows you to manage your data bill and receive alerts when you are getting close to your consumption limits.
  • With our simple biNu #datafree Platform, you have full control of your reverse billed solution.
  • Through our reporting, we provide visibility on a large bill item. We currently track total data consumption and MNO breakdowns, and are working to add other valuable insights such as unique user numbers and user engagement.
  • biNu prides itself on customer service. We are an email or phone call away to provide answers to your questions.
  • Our platform is highly secure. We only allow whitelisted traffic to traverse our Gateway. Unregistered domains and IP addresses are blocked and logged.

Get Started

Simply contact us. We’ll be happy to discuss your needs and get you started with #datafree DIRECT.

* biNu also has agreements with Nigeria and Cameroon MNOs, and are in the process of expanding to other countries in the region.