AIS ROLLS OUT “mPAY STATION — THE MOBILE POINT FOR BILL PAYMENT, MONEY TRANSFER AND CASH WITHDRAWAL

ข่าวเทคโนโลยี PRESS RELEASE LOCAL -- Tue 19 Aug 2008 11:16:58
Bangkok--19 Aug--AIS

AIS ROLLS OUT “mPAY STATION — THE MOBILE POINT FOR BILL PAYMENT, MONEY TRANSFER AND CASH WITHDRAWAL FACILITATING AIS CUSTOMERS AND INVITING MOBILE PHONE OWNERS TO BE THE NEW BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS

AIS introduces the latest business “mPAY Station — the Mobile Point for Bill Payment, Money Transfer and Cash Withdrawal” to facilitate AIS customers and others in paying their bills conveniently with the innovative function “Cash Transfer — Withdrawal” which has never been offered before plus the entrepreneurship opportunity inviting you to be the Agent simply by owning a handset in the AIS network.

Mr. Wichian Mektrakarn, President of Advanced Info Service Plc. or AIS, disclosed “As the market leader, we never cease adopting innovation to continually develop latest services. Our major target is to facilitate daily lives of AIS customers and others as well as creating new model to capitalize on business opportunity. In our daily life, we are obliged to pay various service bills such as utilities (electricity, water and phone) and other services. For the past 2 years, AIS has accommodated the customers in saving their traveling time through the development of AIS Service Centers and Telewiz shops providing payment service for other bills than AIS bills featuring a One Stop Service. At present, AIS customers can pay for over 70 products and services at our service points.”

“To make the payment service even more convenient, AIS has adopted the innovation of mobile phone based financial transaction to converge and enhance the capabilities which serve more customers’ demands. Therefore, we introduce “mPAY Station - the Mobile Point for Bill Payment, Money Transfer and Cash Withdrawal,” available in the form of service counters and Agents operating payment service via mobile phones, that enables AIS customers and others to pay their bills, refill call credit, transfer and withdraw money conveniently at one stop saving your time and traveling expense. Moreover, AIS customers and others are invited to be a business entrepreneur simply as an Agent of mPAY Station.” Wichian added.

Regarding the details on “mPAY Station,” Mr. Hui Weng Cheong, Deputy President of AIS, unveiled “Thanks to the broad spectrum of technologies employed by AIS, especially related to the financial transaction on mobile phone from mPAY, coupled with market education through the One-2-Call! refill agents (Refill On Mobile — ROM) and the mPAY agents (m-Agent), we are convinced that the consumers are familiar with doing financial transaction through the Payment Agents. Continually using mPAY technologies to develop extensive services, today we are the first in Thailand to serve customers’ demands in all 3 functions including;

1. Payment for various service bills and One-2-Call! top up totaling over 70 transaction items

2. For the first time you have been able to transfer fund to the recipients who are AIS customers through the mPAY Station Agents

3. For the first time also AIS customers have been able to withdraw cash through the mPAY Station Agents without going to bank counters or ATM booths.

“The mPAY Station introduced today will start with over 2,500 Payment points including Mobile Agents operated by private individuals and service counters at AIS Service Centers, Telewiz shops and general member shops. AIS customers and others can pay service bills, transfer and withdraw money from today at the point where “mPAY Station” location is visibly placed.”

Mr. Hui added “We shall keep increasing pay spots as well as opening the opportunity for general people to be business entrepreneurs. If you own a mobile phone registered in AIS network, you can apply for the mPAY Station Agent immediately. Contact AIS shops or contact the Contact Center at 02-271-9299. For more information, visit www.mpay.ais.co.th

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