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TransferTo, an Ingenico company, announces new partnerships for Airtime Transfer 27 únor 2012

TransferTo, an Ingenico company, announces new partnerships for Airtime Transfer

Paris – February 27, 2012. Ingenico (Euronext : FR0000125346 - ING), leading worldwide provider of payment solutions, today announces new partnerships of its affiliate TransferTo, leading provider of global airtime remittance services, with VIVA Bahrain, UCom Burundi, Roshan in Afghanistan and MOL in Malaysia. These new partnerships further enhance the broadest possible coverage of International Top-up, an ideal complement to money remittances.

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Thanks to the agreement with TransferTo, the service introduced by VIVA for the first time in Bahrain, enables its prepaid customers to transfer credit to their loved ones overseas simply via SMS. It is secure, immediate and can be used around the clock. It is available for twelve receiving countries in Asia and Middle East. Customers perform the transfer via SMS, conveniently from wherever they happen to be, and are charged only for the credit they transfer. No subscription or SMS fee is required to use the service.

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The partnership with Ucom Burundi, part of Orascom Telecom Holdings and largest mobile operator in the country will enable Leo – the operating brand - to offer inbound international airtime transfer services to Burundi nationals residing abroad, through the TransferTo Global Airtime Remittance Hub. Thanks to the service offered jointly, they will be able to send Prepaid Leo phone credits to their loved ones in Burundi. From the convenience of a phone, Internet or at a retail location, sending airtime to Leo customers is instant and secure. Low in cost for the sender but highly valued by the recipient, prepaid recharge credits enable the sending of small value amounts and as such are the ideal gift and complement to cash remittances.

Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, has partnered with TransferTo to offer an international airtime transfer service. The service enables Afghans living overseas to transfer airtime to any of Roshan’s more than 5.5 million customers across Afghanistan. Customers abroad can transfer credit directly by SMS or visit select retail locations around the world to transfer funds. For a population of approximately 30 million, and an additional 2.5 million Afghans living abroad, the service is a cost-effective way to send airtime credit across borders.

MOL AccessPortal Sdn. Bhd. (MOL), subsidiary of MOL Global Pte. Ltd., one of South East Asia’s largest internet companies has partnered with TransferTo to deliver international top-up services with MOLPoints. MOLPoints is a virtual currency used by online consumers in the Asian region to acquire online credits and digital goods. With this partnership, MOL users in Malaysia are able to utilise MOLPoints to purchase mobile credits via TransferTo’s top-up system at over 19,700 physical payment channels, nationwide. 

Mobile World CongressTransferTo is showcasing its solutions and offer at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, from February 27 to March 1, 2012, hall 2.0 2E47.

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