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We buy back the SMS you don’t use
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How It Works
A Few Important Things
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Questions & Answers
The first thing you need to know is that when you are told you have unlimited text messages on your monthly contract, you don’t! In the small print of your contract, you’ll see something called a fair use policy which caps your monthly message count to 3000.
Typically, the average user will only send a few hundred messages each month (if that!), which leaves you with a couple of thousand messages that aren’t being used on your contract.
The next thing you should know is that it costs mobile phone companies money to send messages, but they can also charge other mobile phone companies money for messages received – each month, phone company A will send a bill to phone company B for messages received and vice versa. So, in an effort to balance things out, phone companies want to generate traffic (i.e. receive more messages on their network) so that the bills they send write off the bills they receive.
In order to generate this traffic, mobile phone service providers will often pay aggregators to help increase the number of messages received from other networks. But, a lot of the time these aggregators will just use software bots to do this, and as a result of the messages not coming from real people, they are quickly shut down. This is where we step in!
Our app sits on your phone and creates a ‘Kickback’ contact in your phone book. Behind the scenes, the app will intermittently make use of your unused text messages to send a message to one of our unique number ranges – this is traffic – and not only that, it’s real traffic, and something that mobile phone providers will pay for. In return, we share what we earn with you to say thanks for letting us use your unused text messages!
Once you have used the app to create your Kickback account, you don’t need to keep it open – the processes will run in the background, sending messages to our servers without disturbing your typical phone usage.
We do, however, strongly recommend you open up your app once a week to make sure everything is still running as expected. Some phone manufacturers stop background phone tasks from running after a certain amount of time to preserve battery life. Whilst Kickback does not have a significant impact on your phone’s battery performance, it may be that the important background processes it relies on are stopped.
You can read more about this and learn about how to stop your phone from killing background processes here: https://dontkillmyapp.com/
Once you’re ready to collect your cash, you can click on redeem from your account in the app and we’ll send you a text message with PostOffice cash voucher within 24 hours.
All you need is an Android smart phone and a monthly mobile contract.
Yep, this is exactly right – you don’t need to delete it!
We make use of your unused text messages each month and behind the scenes our app sends thousands of messages to one of our unique Kickback number ranges in order to generate money for you.
Yes we do! Refer a friend to Kickback from within the app and we’ll deposit £5 into your account for each friend who signs up using your referral link.