The idea of Meem came out of feeling of guilt 2 years ago as I sat on my comfortable sofa at home paying bills for things I don’t necessarily need. Coincidentally, there was a charity appeal on television raising money to buy food parcels for displaced refugees. A parcel would cost £40 and feed a family of four for an entire month.
That’s when I had the guilt feeling of knowing my money could save lives. I thought to myself wouldn’t it be great if we could do more to help, what if portion of my bill could go towards helping the needy rather than large tax avoiding corporations?
I pitched the idea to my colleagues at the Play Studio and they really liked the idea but also thought it was out of our league. We were a team of 5 running a lean startup, keeping the overheads low to continue a steady growth. I needed a second opinion, ideally from a business mentor. So I briefed Harun, a very good client of Play, he loved the concept and that boosted our confidence and we started getting pre-orders within the first night of our soft launch.
We then spoke to established telecom brands, including EE and their response was positive. We wanted to build more than a brand, a community of gamechanger who care about helping those in need. A community you join as an individual, but become part of something greater. A community that goes beyond following the norm and redefines their happiness by making others happy.
The concept of ‘me’ as an individual and ’em’ as the beneficiaries you’re helping.
Founder of Meem
Unlike large corporations with huge overheads, we can afford to give you great deals.
We donate 100% of profits from your monthly bill to a charity of your choice, and it won’t cost you a penny extra.
We are powered by EE, the largest 3G mobile network in the UK.
We know how important it is to retain your number. So, you can transfer your existing number to us for free.
We don’t tie you into a long-term contracts, our 30-day rolling contracts can be cancelled after end of the month.
You can upgrade and downgrade your plans every month.