|Traded as||ISEQ: ZAZ|
|Industry||Mobile Technology, Online Communications|
|Number of locations||Ireland (Dublin)|
Pat Landy, Acting CEOJohn Rocket – Chairman 
Zamano have a business model which consists of arbitrarily feeding unwitting members of the public's mobile phone numbers into their systems as "subscribers" and then billing them £3 per text message received. The growth of "block caller" options on many smartphones has, ironically, been a boon to the company as many of those people being scammed merely block the sight of the offending text messages without actually being aware they are being continually billed for this. People can find their number on Zamano's list of "subscribers" without their knowledge as no confirmation from the user's phone is required. In markets where "double confirmation" regulations apply Zamano has had to exit those markets completely. Anyone caught in the Zamano scam has only their national legislators to blame. Zamano Solutions offers products for mobile messaging, mPayments and mobile advertising. It also acts as a direct operator connection in Ireland and the UK. Zamano Solutions is the largest purchaser of mobile internet advertising inventory in Ireland. The company offers mobile video publishing through the NEOVideo Platform. Everneo is the division of Zamano that offers the following products: Mobile and cloud video, video clubs, Mobile games, Apps, Apps, Funzoo Web site, entertainment portals, Ringtones, wallpapers, Screensavers, SMS services, and IVR lines.
In 2011 Zamano announced investment in a new entity called Newsworthie. This entity was focused on providing a solution for companies to use their online content to increase their revenues and a solution for companies seeking to promote their products in a contextualised manner. However, investment in Newsworthie was ended in October 2011 with outgoing CEO John O'Shea announcing that "As our investment capacity is limited, we intend focusing it entirely on opportunities related to our mobile expertise, and have suspended further investment in Newsworthie."
CEO John O'Shea departed the company in November 2011 and was replaced by interim CEO Pat Landy in a temporary role.
Deloitte Technology Fast 50
- 2006 5th
- 2007 2nd
- 2008 2nd
- 2009 9th
In 2004, Zamano won the award for Best Wireless Content at the O2 DMI Awards.
Zamano was also nominated for an Annual Global Mobile Award, in the Best Mobile Internet Application category for its TxT Manager.
In 2011, TCM announced a partnership with Zamano to power SMS alerts on breakingnews.ie. This was followed by an agreement with Setanta Sports to provide mobile video of every Premier League goal scored within minutes of it happening.
In 2011, Zamano announced a new structure with the company divided into Zamano Solutions, Everneo, and Newsworthie.
In February 2010, Zamano was fined £35,000 by PhonePayPlus for breaching its terms and conditions in relation to unsolicited reverse-charge premium rate SMS messages. 
In May 2009, Red Circle were also fined £15,000 by PhonePayPlus in relation to unsolicited reverse-charge premium rate SMS messages. 
In March 2012, Zamano was fined a further £50,000 by PhonePayPlus for breaching its terms and conditions in relation to unsolicited reverse-charge premium rate SMS messages.
Between May 2012 and September 2013 Zamano received 587 complaints from consumers in relation to a competition service, "Play2Win". Consumers stated that they had received unsolicited, reverse-billed text messages and that they had not engaged with the service, or acknowledged engaging with the service but stated that they believed it was free. A Phonepayplus tribunal found that Zamano breached the Fairness and Misleading aspects of its code. Given repeated breaches of the code by Zamano, the tribunal imposed an increased fine of £40,000
The company has also been linked to a number of charity services launching the Childline HelpText Service in 2006.
The company worked with the Jack and Jill Foundation, supporting the charity's text appeal in 2011.
Acquisitions and new business
Later in 2002 Zamano acquired Avoca's interactive SMS business. This gave the company a stronger presence in the UK market as it provided 10 premium rate SMS short codes covering four UK mobile networks.
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