Look at the culture we live in today. If you don’t have an Internet filter service in place on all your devices, you’re playing with fire.
The Internet provides a wealth of information at our finger tips, but it also remains rife with opportunities for grave harm to souls.
If you have children, especially, you owe it to them to get all your family devices protected.
PROLIFE365.COM CAUGHT UP WITH MOBICIP FOUNDERS
I recently had the privilege of catching up with the founders of Mobicip, one of our nation’s leading Internet filter service providers. What follows is an interview I had with Mobicip’s originators, Suren Ramasubbu and Pradeep Adhipathi.
PROLIFE365.COM: Please speak about the importance of having an Internet filter service in place in this current culture. Why should people value this type of software and get it installed?
MOBICIP: The Internet is rapidly evolving into this infinite database of knowledge that anyone who comes in contact with could benefit from. There used to be a time when creating a safe Internet experience for families meant creating a walled garden.
But as everyone knows, the Internet is constantly evolving and expanding, and with smartphones and tablets today, is so ubiquitous that even babies begin playing with it as a favorite toy. We need to acknowledge that this is an information highway, and what are needed are speed limits, awareness and education. The best Internet filters like Mobicip serve this purpose by not only setting limits, but by creating a closed loop with feedback leading to learning.
Our goal is to enable the safety conversation. It leads to better outcomes for children, stronger families and eventually educated citizens.
Save 10% on your purchase at Mobicip.com now through the end of 2016! Just enter the discount code “7A6QIJ” (no quotes) at check out!
What was your motivation in launching Mobicip? Why take on this large project? And when did you launch your product and to what countries?
When we launched Mobicip in 2008, we were trying to solve a problem for education. Our goal was to create tools that would transform education as we know it by removing barriers using technology. At the time, we did not know that this product would be loved by families as well. Within a year of launch, we pivoted and started offering a freemium solution to families worldwide. And that is when the product took a life of its own and evolved to where it is today.
I am excited that Mobicip offers a free version of the basic components of your software. In this day and age where everyone is trying to make a buck, why give your product away for free?
As a startup entering a new space, we were faced with the constraints that every entrepreneur faces. How do you grow and scale a business with almost zero marketing budget. At Mobicip, our strength is the quality and robustness of the product, backed by a strong all-engineer team. We found that the best way to acquire a customer is by creating a product that delights users, and that delight tends to generate word of mouth. It is simple really and in many ways kind of old fashioned. The freemium model allows us to get our product in the hands of as many people and families as possible, and once they see the real fundamental value in the product, they are happy to upgrade. Many of our customers have been with Mobicip since we launched, and that is a testament to the faith they have placed in us.
What sets Mobicip apart from the other Internet filtering and accountability software? And why should people upgrade to the ‘Premium’ service (for only $39.99 / year for up to five devices)?
It is no longer enough to filter the Internet based on the domain or the link, as it is constantly evolving at a blistering pace. Mobicip’s cloud filtering engine keeps up with the evolution and constantly updates itself, unlike most other products that license the same lookup database. With the variety of devices and computers in households today, Mobicip is one of its kind in the sheer variety of operating systems, device types and platforms it supports. As a platform and company that defined this market and that keeps adding more and more cutting edge features over time, we suggest that families and parents look beyond the marketing speak and really try out the products. We make it easy by making it free. Give it a shot, compare it to other solutions, and see if it works for you!
What kind of feedback are you receiving on Mobicip? What difference do you see it making for folks?
We get tons of testimonials that are documented on our website, on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, etc. The product is well loved by parents, as you can see from the comments. Here are a couple of examples:
“Thank you for your efforts in trying to make the internet a safer place.” – Dolores, a Mobicip customer for 4 years
“Thank you for making such an excellent product. It works very well and I’m glad to be able to use this to protect my family. I can’t praise you guys enough so thank you again.” – Joe, a Mobicip customer for 2 years
Who staffs your customer service and what kind of guidance can people receive to maximize the potential of the Mobicip software?
We have a dedicated support team that does everything they can to help users maximize their use of Mobicip. From creating tutorials, how-to videos, and articles to responding to emails and phone calls to hosting troubleshooting sessions with our engineers, the support team is extremely dedicated and an asset to the Mobicip team.
Several reviews and testimonials single out our support and customer service, sometimes ranking it higher than the product, and it is a matter of pride for us to live up to that kind of a standard.
If people wanted to download Mobicip to their computers and smart phones, how would they go about doing it?
It is very simple. Visit Mobicip.com, create an account, and follow the prompts to download the apps on all kinds of devices and computers. If you chose to upgrade, use the following discount code (7A6QIJ) setup exclusively for ProLife365.com readers and get a 10% discount on the upgrade.
Mobicip remains a very prominent Internet filter service in schools across the country. So if you teach, there is a good chance you have experience with this software.
If you don’t already have an Internet filter service in place, you now have a unique opportunity to save 10% on your purchase at Mobicip.com now through the end of 2016! Just enter the discount code “7A6QIJ” (no quotes) at check out!