In 1999, ICQ was the leader in China's instant messaging market, and once occupied 80% of the market share. As a local Special Database grass-roots entrepreneurial project, QQ is a magic weapon for the latecomers to come out on top, reducing the user's threshold to 0. The rapid development of QQ in the early stage provides a strong guarantee. All new things, such as group buying wars, car-sharing/bicycle wars, takeaway wars, etc., used a near-free model to Special Database seize market share and occupy the minds of users in the early stage. However, the soaring number of users has brought huge server/bandwidth costs and operating costs.
The speed of burning money is proportional to the curve of rising users. The lack of food is a big mountain that weighs Special Database on Ma Huateng's head, although he has received 2.2 million from IDG and Yingke. The dollar is a lifesaver, but Tencent urgently needs to find a profit model. Coincidentally, the "Monternet" plan launched by China Mobile has rescued a large number of Internet companies that were struggling in the capital Special Database winter, and Tencent will naturally not miss this wave of dividends. "Mobile QQ" service is to use the GSM SMS and WAP system of the mobile communication operating company to interconnect with the QQ system of Tencent Technology (Shenzhen).
so that mobile phone users can directly communicate with QQ users. A service for short message communication. The Special Database current QQ service is mainly based on PC to PC. After applying for the "Mobile QQ" service, mobile phone users can exchange information instantly with online QQ users. The services implemented by "Mobile QQ" include: Mobile phone users can directly send messages to QQ users; The mobile phone user Special Database enters the mobile phone number in the QQ registration information, and can automatically receive the information sent to him by other mobile phones through "Mobile QQ" when his QQ is not online.