What is a social enterprise?

A social enterprise is an organisation that applies commercial strategies to maximise improvements in human and environmental well-being – this often includes maximising social impact rather than profits for external shareholders.

Jeenee Mobile is committed to our core purpose of helping everyone to live the lives of their choosing with the assistance of mobile technology. We do this through donating services via our Make a Difference Program and by partnering with service providers and other organisations to develop and deliver new and affordable products that are specifically targeted to meeting the needs of their clients.

Why change from a not for profit?

To continue with the ambitious plans of assisting everyone, irrespective of individual need, capability or capacity to live the lives of their choosing with the assistance of mobile technology, Jeenee Mobile needed to raise more money. The corporate structure of a not-for-profit prevented the ability of raising this money through investors. Therefore the decision was taken to form Jeenee Communications as a proprietary limited company with equity shareholders contributing the money needed to continue our journey. Our objectives remain the same, and our constitution requires that a minimum percentage of our surpluses are returned to our core purpose.

I’ve read somewhere that Jeenee Mobile is an MVNO, what does that mean?

Jeenee Mobile is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator or MVNO. An MVNO is a network operator that does not own the underlying network. Jeenee Mobile has arrangements with major Host Network Operators (HNO) – in this case Optus. Optus grants us access to their network to carry voice and data traffic over. Not having to manage the physical network, means Jeenee Mobile can concentrate its efforts on providing affordable plans and bringing amazing service to its customers.

Who is Jeenee Mobile?

Jeenee Mobile is an Australian owned social enterprise telco. We believe mobile technology should be for all Australians, so we take the profits from our everyday SIM only plans, and put them into our Make A Difference Program. We also invest in developing accessible mobile technology (including our 24/7 HELP Packages). Jeenee Mobile is a trading name of Jeenee Communications Pty Ltd (ABN 92 608 385 520).