Sobit, a Service Where Users can Recharge their Phone Lines with Bitcoin
A new service called Sobit has been recently launched in which its users will be able to make their telephone recharges, this service will be for more than 600 operators in 136 countries. This new release is called Bitcoin Movile SIM Card Top-Ups.
Sobit was developed by leading Japanese operator Ceres Inc in conjunction with Bitcoin’s company and Blockchain of Tokyo, Janom LLC. Ceres Inc has previously partnered with different Bitcoin companies, such as Bitflyer, Bitbank, Coincheck, and Breadwallet in other projects associated with cryptomonads. Janom launched a bitcoin remittance service called Cointip in November 2016 and the company also partnered with Keepkey LLC to obtain the exclusive right to distribute Keepkey products in Japan. Ceres Inc recently announced the launch of Sobit:
“With Sobit, you can charge your prepaid SIM card using just bitcoin. You don’t need any accounts, credit cards etc. Just a wallet with available bitcoin. Sobit supports prepaid SIM cards from over 600 operators in almost 140 countries.”
Users must enter their phone number so that the system can correctly detect the operator of each number. Once selected the correct operator, the user can check the rates, choose the amount of recharge desired, write his email address and send Bitcoin through the QR code supplied through his Bitcoin wallets. The company says:
“We will charge your phone as soon as your bitcoin transaction gets one confirmation, which may take up to 10 minutes (it depends mostly on your bitcoin wallet and fee settings).”
Sobit’s website lists 136 countries. In the United States, compatible carriers include Verizon, T-Mobile, AT & T, H2O and Net10. In the UK, they include Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone. In China, they are China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom.
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