Madagascar Network Offers PrePay Landline/Mobile Top-Up Service
Published on: 2nd Feb 2010
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Madagascar's Telecom Malagasy (Telma) has launched a recharge service that will allow its prepay subscribers to credit both their fixed line and mobile phone. Madagascar is the world's first country to implement this service, supported by the Ericsson Billing System.
"The complex migration of CDMA Network, Fixed GSM, Fixed Cooper network billing within Ericsson GSM Billing, a worldwide premiere, has been achieved thanks to the great telecom expertise of the Telma Malagasy Engineers, together with the collaboration with Ericsson Madagascar Team", says Lars Linden, President, Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa. Capable and efficient Convergent Systems are key to reducing costs and Ericsson is fully committed to support Telma's initiatives to deliver a wide range of new and differentiated services to its Madagascar customers."
Fixed subscribers will immediately receive an SMS confirming the fixed phone refill on their mobile phone.
Patrick Pisal Hamida, Telma CEO, also pointed out that the "Credit Transfer between mobile and fixed customers is now available. "It will allow the young urban population to send credit from their mobile phones directly to their parents fixed lines in rural areas, helping them to stay in touch."