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
    20221.

    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
    the world.
    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
    customers.
    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
    while traveling.
    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
    settlements.
    The telecom industry is on the verge of implementing blockchain technology in such fields
    as:
    • 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
    Windows Mobile).
    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,
    messengers, etc.)
    ● 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
    guidelines.
    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
    local attractions.
    Coin (AllyCoin)
    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.
    Currency
    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
    local currency.
    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
    rates.

    Transportation

    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.

    Timeline

    • 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
    without borders.

    • 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,
    and Cambodia)

    • September – October 2018 – Launch of TripAlly Exchange services (beta version)
    in Thailand, establishing several TripAlly ATMs at travelers' points of arrival and
    departure.

    • 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 Stage

    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
    sale.

    ICO Stage

    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
    market circulation
    ● 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
    circulation.

    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
    ALLY tokens
    .
    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
    of venues.

    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:


    Links:

    WEB: www.tripally.world

    ICO: www.tripally.co

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/tripa...

    FB: www.facebook.com/TripAllyWorld

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/TripAllyWorld

    Telegram English: @tripally_en

    Telegram Russian: @tripally_ru

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