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Not-for-profit telco to donate proceeds to disability services

A new telco will offer mobile services for consumers and donate proceeds to people with disabilities.

Jeenee will be launched on Saturday by Community Connections Australia, a disability services provider. The telco will provide services on the Optus 3G dual band network and will offer four contract plans starting at $30 per month for $200 worth of standard calls and 100MB of data.

Its top-end plan for $80 includes $850 worth of standard calls, 6000 text messages and 1GB of data.

Jeenee is also offering four bring-your-own mobile, month-to-month plans from $25 to $60.

"The original concept of Jeenee was to finally offer people with disabilities an affordable technology solution that provides them with increased independence within the community," Robin Way, CEO Community Connections Australia, said in a statement. "However, in order to get the project off the ground, we needed to establish Jeenee as a telco in its own right.

"This has an obvious benefit to all Australians as anyone in the community is now able to take up their mobile plans with Jeenee while supporting a hugely worthwhile cause."

Follow Stephanie McDonald on Twitter: @stephmcdonald0


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