Payzone links up with postfone to provide top up service.

06 April 2011

Jim Postfone Launch

Photo: (L-R) David McCarthy, Programme manager postfone & Jim Deignan, MD Payzone Ireland

postfone customers, who already are provided with exclusive mobile phone services throughout the network of 1000 Post Offices across Ireland, are now being provided with the additional option to top-up their postfone accounts across the network of Payzone agents. Payzone works with the country’s leading retail groups including Londis, Gala, Centra, Supervalu, as well as Esso’s ‘On the Run’ service stations. This range of retail outlets provides more convenient top-up options for postfone customers.

The top-up facility offered to postfone customers is similar to that already offered to O2, Vodafone, Meteor, e-Mobile, Tesco Mobile and Just Mobile. Launched in 2010 on the back of a €2million-plus investment, postfone operates on the Vodafone network and is targeting customers looking for a simple easy to use and good value mobile phone service.

Commenting on this latest Payzone development, Jim Deignan, Managing Director, Payzone Ireland said: “Today’s announcement is another great example illustrating how Payzone is growing its business by helping our partners and retailers grow theirs. With over 1,500 Payzone agents nationwide, we are a proven service provider and market leader in the provision of an over the counter payment collection facility, including mobile top-up, bill payments and utility payment collection.”
 
Speaking on behalf of postfone, David McCarthy, Programme Manager, said: “We are delighted to significantly extend the reach of our mobile phone top-up service to our customers throughout the country. postfone is committed to providing a simple, easy-to-use service at unbeatable value from a trusted mobile provider. This latest development with Payzone offers another reason for people to switch to postfone, providing a real alternative to the old, established networks.”
 
Consumers can locate their nearest Payzone outlet by looking out for the pink Payzone sign or checking on www.payzone.ie in the ‘store locator’ box.
 
About Payzone:
Payzone is Ireland’s largest branded consumer payments acceptance network. The company also operates across Europe providing a wide range of payments services in the UK, Sweden, Greece, Germany and Romania. Payzone implements and operates payment networks including mobile top-ups, tolling payments, credit and debit card processing, bill payment, money transfer and electronic gift solutions. Payzone processes over 380 million transactions annually.

About Postfone:
Brought to you by An Post, postfone launched as a mobile virtual network operator in May of 2010 providing mobile phone services over the Vodafone network. postfone is an easy way to talk and text for less because postfone makes it simple for people to understand how to save on their mobile phone costs. With a simple and neat range of mobile phones to choose from – postfone’s one, simple tariff plan allows you to know at any time what you’re paying for your domestic mobile phone calls. postfone is currently available across the network of 1,000  Post Offices throughout Ireland and offers a range of incentives for customers to join the postfone network.

Sheila Gahan or Frans Van Cauwelaert, WHPR Tel 01 669 0030 /087 234 2409 (Sheila) or 087 9476743 (Frans)
sheila.gahan@ogilvy.com or frans.vancauwelaert@ogilvy.com

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