The Irish Independent
In this article you can learn a bit about the KillBiller story. As told by our wise CTO and co-founder, Bart Lehane. Article courtesy of Sarah McCabe
"We started out with an Android-only app, which only examined bill pay plans, and launched it last year. We used that as a gauge of demand for our service. It was a success; the app has been used 30,000 times since launch"
Our very own Bart Lehane appeared on Newstalk Breakfast to discuss the implications of the launch of new network 'iD'. Following the publication of our report on the iD launch, Bart discusses with Ivan Yates & Chris Donoghue how the launch of this new network is good news for consumers
"A new report says the introduction of the new operator will significantly shake up the Irish mobile market.
KillBiller analysed a database of over 15,000 Irish mobile users and over 350 plans as part of the report"
Great Life Distillery
KillBiller CEO Shane features in Great Life Distillery's 'Shots of Inspiration' section. Shane discusses the excitement and daily challenges facing a start-up.
"Taking each day separately, and making a little bit of progress forward is what it’s about – only when you look back in 3/6/12 months do you see the distance you’ve come"
The Irish Times
With the launch of iD mobile, KillBiller's report on the new network is discussed in this article from the Irish Times. Again, we're looking at the implications of the launch of iD for the competitiveness of other networks and the benefits for consumers.
"KillBiller’s Bart Lehane said the new network’s entry into the Irish market would 'significantly add' to competition, which would be a good move for consumers"
- Ciara O'Brien
inspiredstartups.com conducted an interview with Bart. In this piece, the KillBiller story is discussed, along with future plans and musings on the entrepreneurial journey.
"The biggest learning for me is that a startup is really just one big experiment. The sooner you realise that whatever business idea you have, it is just a hypothesis that needs evidence before you can say it is true, the better"
Business ETC (The Journal)
KillBiller weighs in on the pricing structure of iD, assessing whether the network will be of benefit to consumers. Our findings indicate that it's better if you need 4G, if not, you might be best served elsewhere. Check out the article.
"On the surface, pretty competitively. Its closest rival, in terms of cost, would be Tesco Mobile which fares better in the texts and minutes plans but iD appears to edge it based on data.
This was backed up by mobile plan comparison app KillBiller who found it offered the best 4G plan but was edged by Tesco Mobile when 3G plans were also taken into consideration"
Today FM - The Last Word with Matt Cooper
Listen to Bart discuss the possibility of an upcoming price war with Today FM's Matt Cooper. As Bart says, this could be very good news for consumers, as increased competition pushes down prices.
In this piece, published just before the launch of iD, the implications of the network launch are examined.
"KillBiller carried out a comparison report and found that on the new ID network, the average monthly spend will be €20.81 per month"
UTV Ireland did a piece on the launch of iD, featuring the KillBiller analysis of the mobile market in Ireland.
"Ahead of the networks launch, a new independent report has revealed that the iD will be the cheapest operator for over 75% of 4G customers"
Ireland's Technology Blog
As a guest contributor to Ireland's Technology Blog, we gave a rundown of the impact of iD on the mobile industry.
"KillBiller’s report into the impact of iD on the Irish mobile market analysed the phone usage data of over 15,000 Irish mobile phone users.
Over 7.9 billion cost calculations were made as part of the report, with 350 plans – both prepay and billpay – analysed"
August has been the busiest month ever at KillBiller HQ.
The app has been used almost 40,000 times across iOS and Android.
Our report on iD mobile featured heavily in pieces about the new network and led to appearances in leading print publications, blogs and radio programmes.
Big thanks to all the journalists and bloggers that featured and worked with us.