Ever wanted to know which mobile operator has the fastest net, best coverage & lowest call drops at your home, college or office? Is your number eligible for that special recharge offer or not? What is the best recharge offer for your usage? How to get best offers for your SIM, compare them and then only recharge? Well, tiktik can answer all your questions and more…
Best Network Here
tiktik (https://app.tiktik.in) analyses the publicly available operator information on TRAI portal to present a simple five-star rating for all networks in your locality. “For a country of our size, there cannot be just one best network, there can be a best network for your mohalla and this changes by the mile”, says Y Ravi, co-founder of tiktik. If you find you are stuck on the wrong network, you can switch networks on a single tap. He says that you should be able to buy a new SIM card on tiktik soon.
My Best Recharge Offers
On the recharge front, tiktik sources the best “made-for-me” offers from your operator through their proprietary technology. Unlike payment apps, the offers are given by the operator directly, so you can be assured of the correct benefit. These special offers provide minimum 30% more value compared to the market recharges you buy on payment apps. What more, you can compare the special offers from all your SIMs before you recharge on the app.
Unique features of tiktik
Listing down the unique features of tiktik, Y Ravi elaborated:
- tiktik works natively in all Indian languages, apart from English. It is a very small 3MB download on Play Store
- tiktik is India’s first telecom network comparison platform for your locality. You can port networks on a single tap
- Unlike payment apps, you get to see my offers, not recharges. Offers give you min 30% extra value. Offers are custom made for your usage, hence no confusion
- You can stop spam calls/SMS & secure your main balance from VAS/cuts on a single tap
Story behind tiktik
Commenting on why India needs tiktik, Y Ravi says, “Consumer trust in telecom is broken, tiktik attempts to fix it”. This resonates with what Sunil Mittal, GSMA chairman said in his keynote address at MWC2017, “The reputation index of telecom industry is just above tobacco”. For an industry which plays such a crucial role in nation-building, this is a wake-up call. tiktik attempts to empower a billion telecom users in India through better transparency.
tiktik is founded by two friends, Y Ravi & Anil Kumar. Y Ravi is a graduate from IIT Delhi & IIM Bangalore, while Anil holds an MCA from Andhra University. Y Ravi quit as a marketing head at a leading telecom to co-found tiktik, while Anil has considerable experience at a top chip company. Commenting on the technology which powers tiktik, Anil says, “The app looks so simple to use, but believe me, the tech behind it isn’t so. Just like weather API, we have built a network API which we can integrate with other apps”.
tiktik launched only a few weeks ago and has witnessed good consumer traction with a 4.8 rating on Play Store. The bootstrapped startup is in advanced discussions with a couple of investors to raise their first investment. On being probed why is the app named tiktik, Y Ravi who worked at tech companies earlier, quips, “We wanted it to not sound like tech, hence the name.”