It is a mobile directory service, currently offering subscriber at a 3 months trial and with RM600 annual fees.
Subscribed to MPages allow your business(s) to be listed on the mobile electronic medium. For user to browse through such service, they just need to enter mpg and send it to 32300 via SMS. This service is currently available for Malaysian!
In fact, MPages could be the next virtual referral program. Conventional business referral program such as the following:
- BNI (Business Network International
- Chamber of Commerce such as the SCCCI.
- Association of Hokkien, Teo Chiu, Hakka and etc.
These are classic examples of business referral body, some of them are drop dead straight foward such as BNI which organizes meeting every Friday at 7AM while some are really slack and twisted by offerring weekly mahjong session. Thus playing Mah Jong is also part of business activities where according to some, a Mah Jong session highlights to you the weakness of a person.
MPages could just be another referral program and virtually as well. Conventional types hold meetings and other meet-up activities, hope that its patron would establish business ties in directly. what Mpages could provide is a direct digital matching for its merchants and everything could be virtually managed.
I won't be surprise that MPages would be holding exhibition fairs and etc in the near future, allowing them to secure the handsome revenue of advertisement. Thus, they could also be printing booklets and distribute for free in the society (all cost born by advertisers)
Mobile Search Engine
The beauty of such referral program is not actually for its activities, it is to me the segmentation of community. Meaning that every merchant program is ideal to have distinct users and merchants. The more distinct the better so that every merchant signup gets to earn the maximum when there is no slip of revenues. This is doesn't cater for Social-economic disturbance for the reason that every single person has 24 hours only per day. Therefore, even if one were to join multiple referral program, time wouldn't save your ass!
Therefore, MPages could be another search engine and it will be useful to its merchant if it is not as big as Google. Logically, it is best marketed via word-of-mouth.