Posted in | 6 December, 2010

Asiacell announces the launch of International Airtime Transfer with partner TransferTo

Asiacell one of Iraq’s largest mobile network operators and TransferTo, a leading provider of international airtime remittance services today announced the launch of Asiacell’s International Airtime Transfer service. 

With this service Asiacell and TransferTo enable Iraqis living abroad sending small value transfers to their relatives and friends in Iraq in the form of prepaid top-ups. Low in cost, high in value, international prepaid mobile top-ups are the ideal complement to money remittances.

Whether he is residing in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Spain, the USA, Qatar, Kuwait or other countries, any Iraqi migrant will be able to recharge the Asiacell prepaid phone of his cousin in Baghdad. Thanks to TransferTo prepaid airtime transfers to Asiacell customers are performed in real-time, are very convenient and available through multiple channels: POS to Phone, Phone to Phone, and Web to Phone.

Cross border top-ups offered by Asiacell will allow transfers for the following amounts: 5,000 IQD, 10,000 IQD, 25,000 IQD, 100,000 IQD. Available at www.transferto.com with payments possible in over 250.000 POS across Europe, Australia & Canada, the service will also be offered in other regions such as the USA and the Gulf countries (Kuwait, KSA, Qatar, UAE,…) through TransferTo distribution partners including POS retailers and partner Mobile Network Operators offering Phone to Phone airtime transfer services.

Eric Barbier, TransferTo CEO, said he is “convinced that Iraqis living abroad will find great value in this service enabling them to make instant gifts to their loved ones in Iraq” and added that “Asiacell is a major addition to the network of partner Mobile Network Operators that have joined the TransferTo Global Airtime Remittance Hub”.

Asiacell, already known as the operator with the largest domestic coverage in Iraq, further confirms “its commitment to create solutions for the people, meeting the needs of the people: with international airtime transfers and thanks to our partner TransferTo, we now contribute to tightening the close relations of Iraqis living abroad and their relatives living in Iraq” said Goran Mahmood, Wholesale & Roaming Manager at Asiacell.

 

About Asiacell

Asiacell, the first mobile telecommunications company in Iraq, was established in the city of Sulaimaniya in 1999 by the well-known entrepreneur Mr. Faruk Mustafa Rasool. It is today the only national Iraqi telecom network to provide coverage for all of the country’s provinces in the north and the south and is the largest private Iraqi company, serving 8 million subscribers.

www.asiacell.com

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