Helium Mobile AMA Recap


Helium Mobile AMA Recap

Posted by Parley Labs ,Oct 19th 2022
Helium Mobile AMA Recap

This is a high level recap from the Helium Mobile Twitter AMA with Boris Renski. Topics and Questions were brought up by the community; we've summarized them here for your convenience.

Building a Crypto Carrier takes many parts…

Will we be able to use our own Helium 5G Coverage at no cost?

  • Lots of requests for this feature
  • It was originally on roadmap, got pushed back for Helium Mobile, but now is becoming a high priority again
  • Radio deployers will be able to purchase SIMs that will work only with their radios which don’t earn MOBILE token.
  • This essentially allows radio deployers to offer services that use their radios outside of the MOBILE network.

3 Data Plans to start

  • Plan Details
  • Entry Level Plan (Data Only Plan - 1GB): $5
  • Mid Tier Plan (Voice + 5G Data): Price TBD
  • Unlimited Plan (Unlimited Data + Voice): Price TBD
  • All these plans will have Token Incentivations of some sort for the user

When will mappers be available?

  • Will be available probably when HNT goes onto Solana
  • Mappers Will Use LoRawan to show performance of the 5G small cells.
  • Mappers are ready now. Waiting on Helium Foundation
  • Phone will be mapping on top of the SPOT Mappers from (ESIMS)
  • Currently, carriers use 3rd party companies to collect data and information about their coverage. (They are charged a lot to do this)

Other service providers on Helium 5G?

  • Nova will be the first service provider (proof of concept) to use the Helium 5G network
  • Service Providers will get minted tokens (see Hip53 for more details on service providers)
    • Can help acquire and reward subscribers for different behaviors

(useful subscriber behaviors)

What are the advantages for Helium 5G vs others?

  • Hard to compare apples to oranges
  • Helium used to offload our Helium 5G Mobile Users with the small cells.
  • Pool of Rewards for Operators (Proof of Coverage)
  • Better Data/Voice Prices + Token Incentives for the user
  • New ways to incentivize various parties of the network

Can Magma Scale? How has Magma been working for the deployment of Helium 5G?

  • Currently there are about 6K radios on Magma
  • Magma can scale with Helium 5G deployments
  • Magma continues to be improved upon to meet the needs of all the networks
  • Magma is supported by Linux Foundation and utilized by organizations around the world

Earn rewards while providing coverage!

Freedomfi 5G Miner BaiCell 430H Bundle by Parley Labs

This bundle is ideal small indoor/outdoor spaces like restaurants with a patio. This bundle features:

  • 1 x Baicells NOVA 430H - Pre-provisioned with FreedomFi Firmware
  • 1 x FreedomFi Gateway
  • 1 x Year FreedomFi Support and SAS fees
  • 1 x Parley Labs 3 dBi LoRaWAN Antenna
  • 1 x Parley Labs Low Loss 200 15ft N-Female to RP-SMA Male Cable
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