Those on low-income benefits in Australia range from the homeless and long-term unemployed to single parents, disabled people and carers. This equates to more than two million people and it is these people who are most in need of a mobile phone connection. Our service seeks to address this, alleviating some of the social pressure and isolation that these Australians may experience.
Better Life Mobile works directly with state and federal administrators, financial councillors and welfare organisations to streamline the administration of accounts for those who don't manage their own finances. Our Community Engagement program also works with welfare organisations to put phones into the hands of those who really struggle keeping one connected.
We seek to give back to community through a range of social projects, distributing phones with free credit to those most in need. Our "Santa Calls" Campaign in Christmas 2015 has been our most successful to date, and saw us provide free phones and calls to welfare centres and agencies across Australia. During the three month campaign, over 50 phones were used for hours of conversation and messaging, bringing joy and connection to hundreds of Australians during what can often be a time of isolation.
Better Life Mobile is proud to be the first B Corp telco in Australia. A B Corporation is a company committed to using business as a force for good in the world. The certification requires us to undergo a rigorous assessment to demonstrate that our business is environmentally sustainable, socially equitable and has a high level of governance and transparency. We are not a charity, we are a social enterprise that is for-purpose and for-profit.