SmarTone-Vodafone to offer Transfer To™ international mobile top-up solution
January 22nd, 2010
Hong Kong and Singapore – TransferTo™, the global mobile airtime transfer company, today announced that it is joining forces with SmarTone-Vodafone, a partner network of the Vodafone Group, to offer mobile stored value recharge top-up service for Indonesian and Filipino clients of SmarTone-Vodafone.
Indonesian and Filipino migrant workers using the dedicated ethnic mobile service, branded Sahabat Setia SmarTone and Bakardahan sa SmarTone, under SmarTone-Vodafone may now recharge the prepaid mobile service of their relatives back home in Indonesia and the Philippines. To perform a top-up, the sender needs to enter USSD code *112* followed by the amount and destination number. Transaction is processed in real-time through the Transfer To™ secure platform.
The solution is mainly offered to foreign communities and international workers who maintain strong ties with their families and relatives abroad. Although they send part of their earnings every month directly to the household head, they still lack an appropriate service for sending smaller amounts to the rest of their family. Transfer To™ comes as the perfect solution for giving out airtime recharge as a gift on special occasions such as birthdays, festivals or celebrations.
“We are delighted to have SmarTone-Vodafone as a new client in Hong Kong. SmarTone-Vodafone has a large migrant community among its client base. It is the first mobile operator in this segment in Hong-Kong. TransferTo™’s service focusing on ethnic segments is generating a real added value to the partnership which benefits the end-users.” says Eric Barbier, TransferTo™ CEO.
“We also believe that our new and innovative service will positively contribute to the diversification of SmarTone-Vodafone portfolio of ethnic mobile services in Hong Kong.” added Eric Barbier.
With more than 100 migration corridors fully covered over 5 continents, TransferTo™ is a leading global player in the international airtime remittance space.
About Transfer To™
TransferTo™ operates a global airtime remittance network interconnecting the mobile operators’ prepaid users. Simply by SMS, foreign workers can recharge the prepaid mobile phone of their relatives back home. Real time airtime transfers enable to send micro value amounts complementing regular money remittance: 200 million migrants remit $300 billion yearly. Mobile operators offer this innovative and differentiating service to their ethnic segment – an underserved market with a high telecom spending profile. TransferTo™ is also available for retailers, banks and money transfer operators.
With a global reach over 5 continents, Transfer To™ gives instant access to Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Mexico,,…
Contact Transfer To™:
Phone: +65.6456 0237
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