TripAlly - The World's First Global Connectivity Platform on Ethereum Blockchain
Being online is an increasingly personal experience that people want to tap into at their
own convenience, whatever the time of day and wherever they happen to be. Staying
connected to the Internet is also essential for travelers. Mobile data traffic continues to grow
every year and is expected to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 40
percent in 2016-20221. According to Ericsson Mobility Report, the consumption of monthly
data per smartphone will increase on average from 1.9 Gigabytes in 2016 to 11 Gigabytes in
TripAlly is a platform that allows travelers to connect to mobile data at an affordable
price, without changing SIM-cards or purchasing pocket Wi-Fi. TripAlly works as a prepaid
service. Our unique TripAlly solution completely eliminates your roaming charges for mobile
data and provides you with local unlimited mobile Internet traffic at highly attractive rates,
with your own SIM card. TripAlly works in a completely different concept than any existing
travel SIM clones, pocket Wi-Fi, local SIMs or any other roaming “workaround” solutions in
In addition to mobile data, TripAlly also offers some key additional solutions to the issues
that travelers so frequently experience during their first 48 hours in a destination country,
such as currency exchange, transportation, and tickets to local attractions. We have designed
TripAlly to be a traveler’s personal “concierge service,” providing users what they need at
the moment they need it most. All of TripAlly’s services will be delivered over mobile
device. These additional services will be launched in the second stage of the project, after
TripAlly mobile Internet is in commercial operation.
At TripAlly, we understand that international travelers will not change their behavior
while they are abroad. Travelers will continue to use their devices at the same level of use
they do at home, or even more so, because it is a convenient way to stay connected with
friends and family, as well as with the rest of the world. A report from WeAreSocial, entitled
“Digital in 2017: Global Overview”, supports this premise2. Travelers want to talk about
their international travel experiences. They want to check social media, watch videos, use
navigation apps, and make a phone call or check e-mail. Modern social networks, music and
video streaming services burn a lot of mobile data. Currently, video accounts for 50% of
mobile traffic and is projected to be 75% by the year 20221. Therefore, the limited Internet
packages that are currently offered on the market will continue to lose their appeal to
TripAlly will provide unlimited mobile Internet traffic on visited mobile operator
networks, subject to certain fair use policy (FUP) limitations.
Background of The Problem and Existing Solutions
One of the most common questions travelers ask is,
"How do I stay connected (to the Internet) while traveling abroad?"
We have compartmentalized EXISTING OLD-FASHIONED solutions to this problem
into four principal categories.
1) Roaming. It is very expensive. Revenue from Voice and SMS roaming services is
rapidly declining, according to research from Ovum. The only roaming service that increases
revenue is mobile data roaming. The main customers for mobile data roaming are business
travelers. However, a recent trend shows that companies are trying to minimize employees'
connectivity costs when they travel abroad. Companies, such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
and others, encourage those employees to use OTT (Over-The-Top Content) and Wi-Fi
services to avoid high roaming charges.
2) Pocket Wi-Fi. It is not very convenient. It requires purchasing or renting an extra
device, which leads to extra charges for consumers. Also, customers have to carry an extra
device with them the entire time, as well as keep it charged.
3) Local & International SIM-cards. The user must change a SIM-card, which may
result in disturbance of services that are linked to the original SIM-card (banking,
messengers, etc.). Users cannot be reached on their original number, which could lead to
missing important phone calls or texts, a situation that is especially inconvenient for business
travelers. Also, many customers cannot change a SIM-card because many mobile operators
lock mobile phones to their SIM-cards (especially in Europe and in the USA). In addition,
many travelers have language barriers, which prevent them from buying an optimal data plan
4) “Free Wi-Fi” from local cafes, bars and restaurants. Travelers become “Wi-Fi
chasers.” Instead of discovering new places and things, people search for a place offering Wi-
Fi, and they usually must make a purchase to get access to it. That makes “Free Wi-Fi” not
that free and limited by location and time. There are some projects on the market, such as
iPass, that simplify finding and accessing “Free Wi-Fi” locations, but they are intended more
for “IT geeks” than for regular users.
For a more detailed comparison of TripAlly services and other existing solutions on the
market, please see the following table.
Implementation of Blockchain Technology in TripAlly
TripAlly is pioneering the implementation of blockchain technology in the travel and
telecom industries. Numerous sectors in these industries require improvement and adaptation
of blockchain solutions, which in turn will lead to an overall improvement of customer/user
satisfaction. Implementation of blockchain technology is endless in these industries. Here are
just a few examples for the travel industry:
• Verification of Personal Identification
• Issues with Overbooking
• Loyalty Programs
• Fraud Avoidance
• Travelers' Profiles
• Compliance and Settlement
Further, blockchain technology can be used between government bodies and travel industries
in such fields as immigration and customs, ID verification, and duties and payment
The telecom industry is on the verge of implementing blockchain technology in such fields
• Internet of Things (IOT)
• Mobile-to-Mobile (M2M)
• Identity management
• Mobile money
• Internal processes
At TripAlly, we recognize the benefits and opportunities that blockchain technology will
deliver to these industries. In fact, one of TripAlly's primary goals is to spearhead the
adaptation and implementation of blockchain technology in the
Travel and Telecom industries. We will begin this process by first providing connectivity to
our customers, after which we will support their TripAlly accounts and profiles with robust
blockchain technology. The entire process will be rounded out with the creation of our own
proprietary crypto-currency — AllyCoin — that will eliminate confusion in the retail
FOREX/Currency Exchange. Additionally, our rewards and bonuses program, as well as our
loyalty plan, will be supported by blockchain technology.
TripAlly – Your Strongest Ally For A Well-Connected Travel Experience
TripAlly’s Internet solution allows traveling subscribers to seamlessly access their mobile
internet in their destination country without having to change a SIM-card or to purchase/rent
any extra devices. TripAlly’s Internet service is affordable, drastically cheaper than mobile
data roaming, and it is easy to use. After users install the TripAlly application` (App), they
obtain access to all of TripAlly's services on its proprietary mobile platform (iOS, Android or
Main advantages of TripAlly Internet versus current mobile data solutions:
TripAlly vs. Conventional Roaming
● No “shocking bills”
● Clear and affordable data plans
● Additional services for travelers on the go
TripAlly vs. Local/International SIM-Cards
● No need to change a SIM-card
● No disturbance in services attached to the original SIM-card (banking, credit cards,
● Additional services for travelers on the go
TripAlly vs. Pocket Wi-Fi
● No need to rent/purchase an extra device
● No need to carry an extra device all the time
● Competitive prices
● Additional services for travelers on the go
TripAlly vs. “Free Wi-Fi” at Cafes, Bars, Restaurants
● No need to chase a Wi-Fi to stay connected
● No need to search for access to “Free Wi-Fi”
● Freedom to use the mobile device at any location and at any time
● Additional services for travelers on the go
TripAlly Internet’s unique selling point (USP) is that it provides travelers with much
desired connectivity at an affordable price in just FOUR easy steps. No “shocking bills,”
no extra effort, no extra devices, and multiple essential services in one mobile platform. We
are putting power back into consumers’ hands by allowing them to use their mobile device
abroad as freely as they do at home.
TripAlly Activation Simple And Easy
Why Mobile Operators Will Work With TripAlly
Mobile operators will receive significant revenue from TripAlly. Under a Service License
Agreement (SLA) between TripAlly and mobile operators, they will keep portion of revenue
from TripAlly Internet services. This means that without any extra work or expenses, mobile
operators will increase their customer base and profits.
Why would mobile operators consider this alternative revenue stream? Because mobile
operators are facing a big challenge competing with new distributive OTT services, such as
Skype, WhatsApp, and Viber. Between 2012 to 2018, mobile operators will account for $386
billion USD in lost revenue to OTT services3. International roaming revenue is decreasing
and becoming less significant for operators to count it as a major revenue stream. This trend
can be verified in any major mobile operator's annual report.
Krungsri Bank reports that in 2015, two leading Thailand mobile companies, AIS and
dTAC, declared that only 2% of their revenue derives from international roaming, and even
that continues to drop4. T-Mobile USA claims in its annual report that in 2015, revenue from
international roaming dropped 27% from $266 to $193 million USD, which represents only
0.6% of its total revenue5. Every mature mobile operator set digital transformation as its main
development goal for the next 1-3 years.
At TripAlly we recognize that the telecom market is moving towards mobile data because
voice services are drastically losing market share to data services. Our cooperation model
with mobile operators is straightforward and very attractive. Among other things, there is a
proposed revenue-sharing model that allows an operator to receive additional revenue that is
generated from a TripAlly Internet user. This becomes a new revenue stream for mobile
operators without them having to incur additional expenses for marketing or client
acquisition. Mobile operators must provide our clients with unlimited Internet, but within
agreed-upon speed limitations. For example: TripAlly will offer from 2.5 to 5 Gigabytes for a
7-day data plan costing $15 USD at 4G/3G speeds; after that, the offered speed will be
reduced according to fair use policy (FUP).
TripAlly does not violate any roaming agreements among operators under the GSMA
TripAlly will be responsible for marketing to prospective customers/subscribers.
TripAlly’s marketing strategy is discussed further below.
How TripAlly Works Inside A Mobile Operator Network
TripAlly As A Platform
TripAlly is a platform offering a unique set of essential services for international travelers.
TripAlly Internet — a fundamental component of the TripAlly platform — is the principal
resource for both developing and marketing TripAlly's diverse services. As a first step,
TripAlly proposes to use its mobile platform to both develop and introduce a strategic set of
services related to currency conversion and exchange, transportation options and tickets to
TripAlly is issuing an internal token named ALLY, or AllyCoin. AllyCoin will add
additional payment options for TripAlly clients. This internal crypto-currency will allow
our customers the option of either purchasing our platform services at a large discount
or of transferring those services or tokens to friends and family.
Further, we will allow AllyCoin holders to re-sell TripAlly services for profit to users
who either do not have AllyCoins or who are just regular users.
Furthermore, our team has already negotiated acceptance of AllyCoins at 200+
different venues across Bangkok, Thailand, with other large travel hub-cities
forthcoming. TripAlly will introduce the AllyCoin option as a test in late 2018. TripAlly
is one of the first companies in the world prepared to make a seamless and hassle-free
transition of its crypto-currency from on-line to offline. While we recognize that
widespread acceptance of AllyCoin will likely take time, we believe that offering a
unified method of payment to travelers worldwide—on-line and also offline for such
venues as restaurants, local attractions, etc.— will be very successful. Also, AllyCoin
holders will be allowed to convert tokens in fiat currency and withdraw converted fiat
currency through our network of ATM machines.
TripAlly will initiate operations in Southeast Asia (SEA). Although there is considerable
improvement in e-commerce and e-payment systems in SEA countries, these nations are still
heavily cash-based economies. One of TripAlly's services consists of delivering customers’
cash to other countries, enabling the customer to receive the cash equivalent in local currency
upon arrival (at the airport). There is no need for customers to search for a currency exchange
booth with the best exchange rate, and then to stand in long queues. A detailed workflow of
the process—which will take just a few seconds per customer—is presented above.
Customers just have to select the amount they need upon arrival and to pay for it with the
TripAlly application. Following payment, customers receive a unique QR code and PIN
number that are stored in each user’s profile within the application, as well as an e-mail
confirmation of the purchase. Upon arrival at their destination, customers simply access
TripAlly’s ATM machine, scan the QR code, enter the PIN code and receive their cash in
TripAlly Exchange will limit customers’ withdrawal to approximately $400 USD per
week to avoid regulatory and anti-money laundering legal compliance. However, we believe
it will be more than enough for our customers for the ensuing 48-72 hours, during which they
will have time to familiarize themselves with the local environment and currency exchange
TripAlly Ride service has two objectives. First, TripAlly Ride provides customers with
referral services to local transportation companies, such as: Grab, UBER, local taxis, and bus
and train services. Secondly, TripAlly Ride provides users with information about best
transportation options at specific times of the day. For example, a taxi ride to the city center
can take an extra two hours during rush hour, so it might be best to use the local train system.
We look at this feature not to generate revenue, but rather as a goodwill support system for
our customers during their travels.
Tickets and Off-line Experience
TripAlly Ticket provides customers with tickets to major attractions. TripAlly’s team has
discussed this option with local tourism authorities throughout SEA and with locally-based
attraction/amusement sites. They are all very interested in cooperating with TripAlly, and are
ready to offer ticket discounts to TripAlly customers. Discounts will be partially passed to
customers in the form of rebates and incentives, and partially used as a revenue stream for
TripAlly. All purchased tickets will be delivered and stored in customers' personal profile
under the “Purchases” section, and all receipts and confirmations will be e-mailed to clients.
This will allow customers to access the tickets at any time via their mobile device.
In addition to offering tickets to local attractions, TripAlly has also negotiated the terms
and conditions of promoting local venues, such as businesses, restaurants, bars, etc., on the
TripAlly platform. During the test and implementation period of this service in late 2018,
venues have agreed to test the public's acceptance of AllyCoin as a payment method for their
services. This test will be conducted in Bangkok at more than 200 entertainment local
restaurants, bars and other travel-related businesses that have agreed to be promoted on
TripAlly's platform and to participate in the AllyCoin acceptance test. This will give travelers
an incredible opportunity to discover traveled destination as a local person and receive
unprecedented local experience of visited country.
TripAlly’s team is already working on developing additional services for implementation
via the TripAlly platform, some of which include: translation, tour guides, emergency
services and discounts on travel-related goods and services.
• March 2016 – Several professionals in telecom and mobile communications shared
their vision about growing travelers' usage and demands for Internet data, eliminating
the shock of expensive "roaming bills," and generating revolutionary ideas and
solutions for these and other issues affecting these industries. Implementation of these
ideas would allow travelers to enjoy Internet data with their own SIM cards at low
mobile Internet rates. More importantly, while traveling abroad, highly expensive
roaming charges for mobile Internet data would be eliminated!
• April – May 2016 – This team of telecom and mobile communications professionals,
which together would eventually become TripAlly, was formed to perform research
and to draft a technical concept.
• June – September 2016 – We performed lab tests and technological proof of concept
in emulated environments with one of the leading vendors of telecom software.
• October 2016 – We designed our proprietary solution to allow travelers to access to
the GSM networks of operators we visited, and to receive mobile data during their
travels. No change of SIM-card, No Data Roaming, No extra devices – just data
• November 2016 – TripAlly Technology Pte. Ltd. was officially registered and
formed as a Singapore company.
• January – August 2017 – Negotiations with mobile operators in several countries,
implementation of additional services into the TripAlly platform, partnerships and
cooperation with add-on service providers, such as Grab, Uber, Omise, and the
Tourism Authorities of Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. Local venues and attractions.
• September – November 2017 – Pre-ICO and ICO (Initial Coin Offering)
• December 2017 – June 2018 - Complete development of the product, comprising a
web-portal, mobile applications (iOS and Android), payments gateway and a hightech
proprietary solution, which will be deployed and offered to mobile operators.
• June – August 2018 – Launch of TripAlly Internet in three countries (Thailand, Laos,
• September – October 2018 – Launch of TripAlly Exchange services (beta version)
in Thailand, establishing several TripAlly ATMs at travelers' points of arrival and
• September – October 2018 – Launch of TripAlly Ride service in cooperation with
local transportation companies, including Grab and Uber
• September – October 2018 – Launch of TripAlly Tickets (beta version) and
cooperation on other partnership programs with travel services, such as Amadeus,
Agoda, etc. and other local venues.
• October – December 2018 – Launch of AllyCoin. We will simultaneously conduct a
currency acceptance test in the real world, consisting of 200-plus venues, such as
restaurants, bars and other entertainment- and travel-related entities in Bangkok that
have already agreed to participate in this acceptance test.
• November – December 2018 – Launch TripAlly Internet services in Myanmar,
Vietnam and Malaysia.
• January – December 2019 – Launch TripAlly Services in other Southeast Asia
countries, as well as other highly attractive travel destinations in Asia, such as South
Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and others.
• August – September 2019 –Initiate the buyback program for AllyCoin, TripAlly's
own monetary token
• By year 2024 – TripAlly's solution to be implemented in countries designated as Top-
100 Travel Destination Countries
TripAlly ICO – Token Sale Of AllyCoin
General Information About TripAlly Tokens
Name of the token: ALLY Token
Standard: ALLY token is an ERC20 fully-compatible token issued on
the Ethereum blockchain
Token Decimals: 18, i.e., the minimum token value is 0.118 ALLY
Smart Contract Address: 0x31b5e97294e1afd6fff6ffe4cba89a344555f753
Amount of the initial tokens to be issued: 100,000,000 ALLY tokens
All remaining ALLY tokens that have not been distributed during the Pre-ICO and ICO
stages will be burned (disposed of) on the ICO End Date.
Aside from the ALLY tokens that will have been distributed during the Pre-ICO and ICO
stages, no further ALLY tokens will be issued.
Initial fixed price per ALLY token: 0.005 ETH per 1 ALLY token, or 200 ALLY tokens
for 1 ETH
Special discounted rates are applied for Pre-ICO and ICO stages.
Pre-ICO Start Date: September 17th, 2017
Pre-ICO End Date: October 15nd, 2017
The Pre-ICO goal is to reach 1,500 ETH by selling 750,000 ALLY tokens.
The price of ALLY tokens for the Pre-ICO stage is 0.002 ETH for 1 ALLY token, or 500
ALLY tokens for 1 ETH. This Pre-ICO price reflects a 60% discount on the initial fixed
ALLY token price.
Should all tokens allocated for Pre-ICO be sold prior to the Pre-ICO End Date, then the
Pre-ICO will be treated as completed and no more ALLY tokens shall be available for
ICO Start Date: October 15th, 2017
ICO End Date: November 30th, 2017
We propose the following early buyers' discounts during the ICO stage:
● 40% discount during the first 72 hours (days 1-3), meaning 1 ALLY price is
0.003 ETH, or 1 ETH is 333.33 ALLY tokens
● 27.28% discount during the next 7 days (days 4-10), meaning 1 ALLY price is
0.003636 ETH, or 1 ETH is 275 ALLY tokens
● 20% discount during the next 7 days (days 11-17), meaning 1 ALLY price is
0.004 ETH, or 1 ETH is 250 ALLY tokens
● 11.11% discount during the next 7 days (days 18-24), meaning 1 ALLY price
is 0.004444 ETH, or 1 ETH is 225 ALLY tokens
● No discounts for the rest of the ICO days (days 25-34). Until the ICO End Date,
1 ALLY price is 0.005 ETH, or 1 ETH is 200 ALLY tokens
All unsold and unallocated ALLY tokens will be burned upon expiration of the ICO End
Date. No more ALLY tokens will be issued after the ICO End Date.
ALLY Tokens' Allocation
● 72% of ALLY tokens - for public purchase during Pre-ICO and ICO and free
● 1.5% of ALLY tokens - for Advisors
● 1.5% of ALLY tokens - for Partners (if any, otherwise shift to tokens reserved for
product advertising and promotion)
● 20% of ALLY tokens - for allocation to TripAlly Owners and Team options
● 2% of ALLY tokens - for Bounty and Referral Program during Pre-ICO and ICO
● 3% of ALLY tokens – will be reserved and used later for product advertising and
promotion during the first 24 months after the TripAlly product has been
launched in a commercial operation.
ALLY tokens for Bounty and& Referral Program will be distributed to the participants
within 15 days after the ICO Eend Ddate.
Usage of ALLY Tokens
1) You can sell and buy ALLY tokens on exchanges. Tokens are in free
Within one month after the ICO End Date, ALLY tokens will be listed on a
minimum of six (6) on-line exchanges for free market circulation, including on
well-respected exchanges in China and Europe.
2) You may purchase any TripAlly Internet services for discounted price with
Holders of ALLY tokens may pay for active TripAlly services at an exclusive
discounted rate of the regular TripAlly service price in either a fiat currency
(USD, EUR, THB, etc.) or a crypto currency (BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, etc.). TripAlly
guarantees acceptance of the tokens for purchases of TripAlly services.
3) You can use Ally tokens in TripAlly Exchange services, to convert your
tokens into fiat currency in visited country.
4) You may resell tokens back to TripAlly at a premium on the original price.
TripAlly will initiate a buyout program 12 months after its product launch. The
amount of the ALLY tokens buyout program, the price, and other terms and
conditions shall be determined by the Board of Directors of TripAlly
Technologies Pte., Ltd. The initial buyout price will not be less than the
nominated initial price of 0.005 ETH per one ALLY token, plus a premium on this
price (to be determined by the Board of Directors).
5) You will be able to pay for services and goods with ALLY tokens in hundreds
Multiple venues will accept ALLY tokens for payments for their services and
goods after 12 months since ICO End Date. We already have LOI with 200+
venues in Bangkok, Thailand, and we are working on increasing this number.
ICO Proceeds Allocation
Funds obtained during Pre-ICO and ICO stages will be used for the following
expenditures, each listed as a percentage of the total collected funds:
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