Posted in | 13 August, 2011

VIVA Partners up with TransferTo, the leading provider of International Airtime Transfer services

Pre-paid customers can now send credit to family abroad!

Kuwait Telecommunications Company VIVA, has partnered up with TransferTo, the leading provider of International Airtime Transfer services, enabling prepaid customers to send credit to friends, family and loved ones abroad.

Whether they live and work in Kuwait, or they are visiting Dubai on a business trip, or for vacation, a holiday, celebrating a birthday or special occasion, VIVA customers can stay connected with friends and family, by sending prepaid credit to the overseas prepaid account in India, Pakistan the Philippines or any other country offered under the service. VIVA continually seeks to offer customers innovative ways to communicate, and strives to reach each customer’s needs by focusing on promotions and deals that are affordable and most beneficial.

The ‘Transfer To’ service is immediate, fast, secure and easy to use. Customers can activate this service and send credit via SMS Text Message or through USSD. Customer can transfer directly by sending “ITU Mobile Number” via SMS to the shortcode ‘585’, to initiate the transaction and after choosing the amount; the customer will receive a confirmation notification.

Payment will be deducted immediately once it is accepted. The SMS Text Message sent to short code ‘585’ is free of charge. Limitations on transactions include 100 transactions per month, KD 100 per day and KD 200 per month.

Transfer To CEO Eric Barbier stated, “I am thrilled by this partnership with VIVA, and convinced that VIVA customers will find great value in this service that enables small value transfers as an ideal complement to money remittances”.

VIVA CEO, Salman Bin AbdulAziz Al-Badran further commented on the partnership adding, “TransferTo’s extensive network reach will allow VIVA to further expand its existing domestic on-net credit transfer to key overseas countries, offering VIVA customers a cost-effective, yet highly valuable gift solution.”

For more information on VIVA’s new ‘Transfer To’ launch and a list of country operators and locations customers can send credit to, please visit our website at


About VIVA


VIVA is the newest, most advanced mobile telecommunications service provider in Kuwait. Launched in December 2008, VIVA makes things Possible for our customers by transforming communication, information and entertainment experiences. The company has rapidly established an unrivalled position in the market through our customer and employee centric approach. VIVA’s quest is to be the mobile brand of choice for Kuwait by being transparent, engaging, energetic and fulfilling.


VIVA continues to take a considerable share of the market by offering an innovative range of best value products, services and content propositions; a state of the art, nationwide network and world-class service. VIVA offers Internet speed up to 42.2Mbps due to the implementation of the most advanced third generation (3G and HSDPA) network in Kuwait resulting in superior coverage, performance and reliability.


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