Se@MeNow is developed and operated by SMSGlobal Ltd.
SMSGlobal understands that a serious concern for anyone working at sea is bridging the distance with their families.
Seafarers spend approximately 20 days each month in the middle of a vast ocean. Personal communication with anyone back home at any given time at an affordable cost has been and still is a challenge.
SMSGlobal introduced in 2003 the first universal 2-way SMS text messaging and crew E-mail service for seafarers.
In August 2013 SMSGlobals systems was installed on more than 3,000 vessels and used by 120,000 seafarers messaging with over 1,400,000 contacts on shore.
SMSGlobal launched in 2010 optimized & IT secure web browsing, low data chat connected with Yahoo, Facebook, MSN and AIM, world-news delivered 7 days a week in multilingual editions, announcement boards, crew E-mail & crew SMS.
In January 2014 Se@MeNow was launched, a maritime social networking portal where seafarers and their loved ones can chat online with video, text and voice, E-mail, share photos, play games, shop with world-wide delivery and follow their favorite sports events.
The advantages for ship owners to use SMSGlobal’s system compared to standard applications is to have an environment where they ensure full cost/usage control, bandwidth control, configurable data limitations, IT security against downloads, viruses and corrupted files. At the same time the ship owners can offer their crews contact with their family and loved ones together with optimized internet features as experienced in an Internet Café on shore.
SMSGlobal has established offices in Hong Kong & the Philippines to support its products to the Asian, American and European markets, and works hand in hand with over 800 telecom operators world-wide integrating various state-of-the-art technologies.
To ensure that the right market is targeted SMSGlobal have secured solid distribution agreements with some of the biggest and most reliable maritime industry service providers: Inmarsat, H2O Satellite, Horizon Mobile, J-Sat Mobile and SeaSecure.