Satelindo Offering PrePay Top-ups by SMS
Published on: 22nd Apr 2002
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Euronet Worldwide has launched an SMS based PrePay top up service for Satelindo Indonesia's second largest mobile operator. The service is being made available to customers of three local banks Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII) one of the largest banks in Indonesia and two regional banks Bank Universal (BU) and Bank Ekonomi (BE). Euronet provides this Indonesian transaction switching service through a joint venture called Euronet Sigma Nusantara (ESN) which processes the mobile transactions at ESN's local data center in Jakarta.
By selecting Euronet's Mobile Recharge Service, these three financial institutions -- BII, BU and BE -- have enabled approximately 2.2 million card holders to perform recharge transactions from their mobile phones. Card holders can register for the service through these banks, which authorize transactions through their online connections to the ESN data center.
Satelindo is the first Indonesian mobile operator to offer its customers the ability to increase prepaid airtime directly from the mobile phone. Once Satelindo's customers are registered with one of these banks, the customers can recharge airtime on their prepaid mobile phones 24x7 using SMS commands. Following the completion of authorization and processing of the transaction, the customers' account will be debited incurring no transaction fees. The customers' mobile phone will receive an SMS message from Satelindo confirming their transaction.
"We have seen the vision of this cooperation come to fruition, now giving our customers the convenience to top up their phones any hour of the day with no transaction fees," said Jan Nilsson, Satelindo Cellular Director. "Since approximately 80% of our customers use prepaid services, Euronet's Mobile Recharge solution enables Satelindo to bring mobile payment solutions to the forefront in Indonesia and Southeast Asia."'"