Authors: Erinç Albey 1 and Zehra Can 2

Affiliations: 1 Özyeğin University, Turkey ; 2 Özyeğin University, Business Intelligence Team and Turkcell Technology Research and Development Inc., Turkey

ISBN: 978-989-758-255-4

Keyword(s): RFM, Prepaid Subscriber, Telecommunication, Pareto/NBD, Logistic Regression, Mobile.

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Abstract: In telecommunication, mobile operators prefer to acquire postpaid subscribers and increase their incoming revenue based on the usage of postpaid lines. However, subscribers tend to buy and use prepaid mobile lines because of the simplicity of the usage, and due to higher control over the cost of the line compared to postpaid lines. Moreover the prepaid lines have less paper work between the operator and subscriber. The mobile subscriber can end their contract, whenever they want, without making any contact with the operator. After reaching the end of the defined period, the subscriber will disappear, which is defined as “involuntary churn”. In this work, prepaid subscribers’ behavior are defined with their RFM data and some additional features, such as usage, call center and refill transactions. We model the churn behavior using Pareto/NBD model and with two benchmark models: a logistic regression model based on RFM data, and a logistic regression model based on the additional feature s. Pareto/NBD model is a crucial step in calculating customer lifetime value (CLV) and aliveness of the customers. If Pareto/NBD model proves to be a valid approach, then a mobile operator can define valuable prepaid subscribers using this and decide on the actions for these customers, such as suggesting customized offers. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Can, Z. and Albey, E. (2017). Churn Prediction for Mobile Prepaid Subscribers.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - Volume 1: DATA, ISBN 978-989-758-255-4, pages 67-74. DOI: 10.5220/0006425300670074

author={Zehra Can. and Erin\c{C} Albey.},
title={Churn Prediction for Mobile Prepaid Subscribers},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - Volume 1: DATA,},


JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - Volume 1: DATA,
TI - Churn Prediction for Mobile Prepaid Subscribers
SN - 978-989-758-255-4
AU - Can, Z.
AU - Albey, E.
PY - 2017
SP - 67
EP - 74
DO - 10.5220/0006425300670074

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