Pring Crosses 3 Million Users, 12 Million SMS a Day

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Pring Crosses 3 Million Users, 12 Million SMS a Day





[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]The Pakistani startup [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] we [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] has come a long way with more than 3 million mobile users and now sending a staggering 12 million SMS everyday.

It’s founder [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
tells me that Pring grows everyday by 8,000-15,000 users in Pakistan.
Their growth has principally been via word-of-mouth with friends
inviting friends.

Just in case if you aren’t familiar, Pring works in a simple way: to get updates from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], simply SMS follow propakistani to 9900.

This is a way of following a friend/brand or a celebrity that has a
Pring account. So if you send an SMS to 9900 with “follow propakistani”,
you will start getting updates via text messages from us, and that’s
it.

Users can also comment by replying via SMS, which will appear on the
web. Anyone can create a profile and anyone can follow accounts on
Pring.

Note: Sending an SMS to 9900 will cost you Rs.
0.5+Tax (around ~61 paisas total) for Ufone, Telenor, Zong and Mobilink
or Rs 0.05+Tax (around ~6 paisas) for Warid. Though receiving SMS from
pring is free.

Pakistan recently crossed [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] but it is still a small number as compared to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], and this is where Pring hopes to capture the market.

"Social networking is the most important way we find news and
discover new information. It shouldn’t be limited to just a few users
with internet access. By enabling social networking for any cellphone in
Pakistan, Pring makes information accessible to any Pakistani" says
Nasrullah.

Pring aims to be a better social network than Twitter by giving users
more flexibility like large updates, Urdu & multilingual support,
ability to search & find friends, commenting & threading and
advanced mobile features.

"SMS has become most important communication medium in the world.
There are 4 billion mobile users (and 1.6 billion internet users
world-wide), but there is no social network that does a good job of
catering to these billions of mobile users. Unlike Twitter, SMS users on
Pring are not second class citizens."

Does this mean Pring is a Social Network for the Poor? For users without access to the internet, without a smartphone?

"No. A Social Network like Pring cannot exist in
isolation, that is why we integrate with Facebook and Twitter. It is
important to understand that people at the top of the pyramid with
access to internet and television generate lots of information because
of their means. Whereas the people at the bottom of the pyramid consume
more information because they lack access. For free flow of information,
Pring caters to both. So, if you’re an internet user, you can join
Pring without a cellphone. You can join via it’s website and it is
absolutely free." says Nasrullah.

When I asked about the business sense of Pring and how they intend to
make it profitable, Nasrullah said that they don’t plan to make money
by charging end users. In fact he was determined to make Pring as much
free he possibly can.

To keep things rolling, Nasrullah intends to generate revenues with
advance tools for business such as Data Analytics, Sentiment Analysis,
Mobile Coupons, PoS Tools, User Feedback, Polls etc which help in their
commercial decisions and planning. “Pring is doing well in this front by
working with notable brands”, he added.

Here’s a selected list of brands and organizations doing business with Pring:


Talking about the future of Pring, Nasrullah tells us that their plan
is to make Pring the largest Social Network in Pakistan. They want
everyone to go mobile without any barriers. “The world deserves a
better, all-inclusive mobile social network”, he concluded.

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