Prepaid Cellular

Subscriber Computing Inc. (SCI)

Created first prepaid systems, fueling rapid global growth of cellular service in developing nations

SCI developed systems conceived by Harris in 1988, to provide access to cellular services for low and no-credit consumers (now known as “prepaid cellular service”). This innovation generated rapid cellular adoption in developing countries where consumer credit was scarce and is now a primary method for billions of customers worldwide to pay for cellular services.