Use Viamo to:

Make your content available to everyone within a country, on-demand, and for free. Subscribers can access your information by dialing a toll-free short-code (e.g. 321) and then easily navigating a menu of topic options (for health press 1, for agriculture press 2, etc.)

Your content is validated by local experts, national governments and field tests. People hear your messages in local languages, recorded by native speakers.

Through our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) channel, the audio versions of the messages are available even to people with limited literacy and the most basic phones.

Reach millions of subscribers, and track their day-to-day interaction with your valuable information through real-time dashboards.

Benefit from our telecom partners who advertise your content to their subscribers.

The process is as simple as 3‑2‑1:

  1. We will convene a content development workshop with qualified relevant local experts to draft and/or validate your content.
  2. The content will be approved by the relevant government ministry, translated, recorded and field tested.
  3. After revisions are made, the content will be posted on the national 3‑2‑1 Service and our telecoms partner will advertise its existence to their subscribers.

The 3‑2‑1 Service is sustainable because it generates revenue for our telecom partners through customer loyalty, higher average revenues per user, and the positive image associated with the company. These benefits more than offset the ongoing operational costs.

Viamo World Map 3-2-1 Countries

Viamo telecom partnerships for the 3-2-1 Service. New partnerships are being pursued around the world.

Older asian woman on cellphone
Mobile phones are now the most prevalent communication channel in the world
Money bazaar
People access the information when they need it
Photo: IMTFI (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Proven impact

The GSMA investigated closely the 3‑2‑1 Service and found that it had a significant impact on listener’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. This is understandable because unlike traditional ‘push’ campaigns, callers access the 3‑2‑1 Service content at their moment of need.

Scaled impact

From launch, your content is available on a national scale. You are not limited to the presence of your field staff, or the reach of a radio station. You are not limited by people’s literacy, by their language, by their financial resources, or by their means of transportation. In fact, mobile phones are now the most prevalent communication channel in the world.

Sustained impact

The 3‑2‑1 Service is not a campaign with a 4-week lifespan. It’s a new business model for promoting socially impactful content to millions of people. Our telecom partners make this life-changing information available for free (worth millions of dollars of airtime) in exchange for a subscriber base that is more engaged and loyal.

Cell phone envy
3‑2‑1 Service builds customer loyalty for our telecom partners
Photo: Stefano Ravalli (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Modern Farmer
Provide crop market prices to farmers
Photo: michael_swan (CC BY 2.0)
Taking a Break
Track how people interact with your life-enhancing information
Photo: Brian Evan (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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