(Business in Cameroon) - Since about two months now, Vodafone Cameroon’s customers were forced to drop their internet modems after the internet provider stopped its activities in Cameroon following the withdrawal of its license by the telecom regulator on September 14, 2017.
They can now re-use these modems by joining YooMee, an internet provider which recently became a mobile virtual network operator, as its 4G sim cards are compatible with Vodafone’s modems.
This is at least what a message sent by YooMee to Vodafone’s ex-subscribers led to believe. This message invited the ex-subscribers of Vodafone to buy the new operator’s sim cards in order to be able to use their modems.
In short, with this offer, YooMee allows Vodafone Cameroon’s ex-subscribers to capitalize on their investments but, it also eyes the subscribers Vodafone Cameroon had before it stopped operation (about 2 million people).
Concerning the compatibility, it can be explained by the fact that both operators used to exploit the network of CAMTEL, Cameroon’s incumbent telecommunication operator.