Posted in | 15 May, 2010

Zain Ghana partners with TransferTo for international airtime top-up service

TransferTo, the global mobile airtime transfer company, today announced that it is joining forces with Zain Ghana, a network within the Zain Group, to offer mobile recharge top-up service to its customers from partner networks abroad in five continents namely Europe, Asia, North and South America and Africa.

With this solution now in place, Ghanaians abroad on partner networks may now recharge the Zain Ghana prepaid mobile service of anyone back home, using only their mobile phone and existing services. The transaction is processed in real-time through the TransferTo secure platform. “The collaboration demonstrates TransferTo continuous focus on network expansion to achieve a global airtime transfer network” said Eric Barbier Chief Executive of TransferTo.

The service will greatly benefit Ghanaian communities and international workers who maintain strong ties with their families and relatives back home. “Although many Ghanaians 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” said Philip Sowah Zain Ghana Country Manager. TransferTo comes as the perfect solution for giving out airtime recharge as a gift on special occasions such as birthdays, festivals or celebrations.

With more than 100 migration corridors fully covered over 5 continents, TransferTo is a leading global player in the international airtime remittance space.

 

About Zain

Zain is a leading telecommunications operator across the Middle East and Africa providing mobile voice and data services to 72.5 million active customers as at 31 December 2009. In terms of country footprint, Zain has a commercial presence in 23 countries.

Zain operates in the following countries: Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Chad, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malawi, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine (currently known as Paltel Group), Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. In Lebanon, the company manages ‘mtc-touch’ on behalf of the government. In Morocco, Zain owns 31% of Wana Telecom through a joint venture.

Zain offers innovative services in its markets such as ‘One Network’, the world’s first borderless mobile telecommunications network enabling customers when abroad to receive calls and sms without charge and to make voice and data calls at local rates throughout 19 countries in Africa and the Middle East. This service allows a customer to top up airtime in one’s home country or from more than 1,000,000 outlets within Zain’s One Network footprint.

The Zain brand is wholly owned by Mobile Telecommunications Company KSC, which is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (Stock ticker: ZAIN). Zain is listed in the Financial Times’ Global 500 Index which ranks the world’s largest companies based on market capitalization (http://www.ft.com/reports/ft5002008). Zain aims to become one of the top ten mobile operators in the world by the end of the year 2011. For more, please visit www.zain.com or email info@zain.com

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