Today on Cause Talk Radio, Megan and Joe talk to Mark Epstein, Co-founder & CEO of The People’s Operator (TPO).
The People’s Operator is a socially conscious mobile provider based in the U.K. has launched its service stateside with the help of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. The company donates 10% of its subscribers’ monthly bills to a cause of their choice. In addition, the company donates 25% of its profits to charity as well.
Megan, Mark, and Joe discuss:
How The TPO began and how Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales got involved.
The beginnings of TPO in the U. K. and its launch in the U. S.
TPO’s ambitious plans to launch a social network alongside its offering.
TPO’s goal to democratize giving by allowing users to support causes of any kind or size.
The challenge of getting people to switch to TPO in the U. K. and the U. S.
Mark’s personal guarantee that my 15-year-old’s cellphone service won’t be disrupted if I have switch plans!
How TPO plans to deal with competitors – like the big mobile carriers (e.g. AT&T, Verizon, etc.).
Can other types of businesses benefit and learn from what TPO is doing?
How TPO is working with bigger charities to spread the word on TPO and get new subscribers.
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