TransferTo, an Ingenico company, and Taiwan Mobile today announced the launch of Mobile Talktime Transfer for all Taiwan Mobile prepaid subscribers. Mobile Talktime Transfer is a value-added service that allows subscribers to send prepaid mobile credits to their loved ones’ mobile phones in Indonesia and the Philippines instantly and simply via SMS. This is the first such value-added service ever launched in the country.
To launch Mobile Talktime Transfer users simply need to send an SMS to 83880. They are then asked to select the mobile recharge products they wish to send as a gift. The subscriber’s prepaid balance is then debited by the amount of the gift and the recipient’s phone overseas is automatically credited.
“We’re delighted to have teamed up with Taiwan Mobile to offer this groundbreaking service for the 150,000 Indonesians and nearly 100,000 Filipinos living in Taiwan,” said Eric Barbier, TransferTo CEO. “This service will make it easy for this population to send affordable but meaningful gifts to their loved ones back home on a more regular basis.”
“Together with TransferTo, we’re delivering more value for our prepaid mobile subscribers that can let them maintain close relationship with their loved ones” said Sean Hsieh, vice president of Taiwan Mobile. “Our mission is to ensure total customer satisfaction to all segments of the telecom market including people living far from home. Taiwan Mobile will continue to deliver quality communication and value-added services, and we believe that TransferTo is the perfect complement to round out the package.”