Powering merchants to accept card payments on smartphones and tablets
HONG KONG, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Payments Asia-Pacific Limited (Global Payments), a leading regional card payment processor in Asia, and 1O1O, premium brand of CSL Limited and a leading mobile operator in Hong Kong, today announced the launch of an innovative mobile payment solution that turns a smartphone or tablet into a mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) terminal. 1O1O is the first mobile operator in Hong Kong to partner with Global Payments to launch this award-winning* mobile payment solution, which enables merchants to easily accept Visa(R), MasterCard(R) and JCB(R) card payments away from a counter-top sales environment and wherever business takes them within Hong Kong. Interested merchants will be able to sign up for this new service at selected 1O1O Centres.
Compatible with both iOS(R) and Android(R) devices and powered by 1O1O's leading 4G LTE network, the new mobile payment solution is set to change the face of Hong Kong's retail environment. With the new solution, merchants on the go - such as businesses with mobile sales force, home delivery services and outdoor sales operations can capture payments instantly and securely through an EMV certified card reader connected to a smartphone or tablet.
"1O1O is proud to be the first mobile operator to partner with Global Payments to introduce this advanced mobile payment service in Hong Kong, increasing value and convenience for our customers," says Paul Hodges, Executive Vice President, Corporate, Wholesale & International of CSL Limited. "The new service offers a reliable and hassle-free payment for both merchants and their customers, supported by our 24/7 customer service and professional consultation to ensure an easy and pleasant purchase experience."
"We are delighted to partner with 1O1O to introduce this new mobile payment service in Hong Kong. As merchants continue to look for ways to grow their businesses and enhance customer service, this new mobile payment service, combining Global Payments' world-class card processing expertise with 1O1O's leading mobile telecommunications network, creates significant value for merchants to accept card payments and expand sales beyond the conventional retail store environment," says Konrad Chan, President, North Asia of Global Payments Asia-Pacific Limited.
To learn more about the latest mobile payment solution, please call 1O1O SME Sales Hotline at +852-2886-1010 for more details.
*Global Payments won the "Innovation mPOS Acceptance Award" from Visa International in Hong Kong in March 2013.
About Global Payments
Global Payments Asia-Pacific Limited (Global Payments), currently serving merchants in 11 countries and territories across Asia, is a leading pan-Asian card processing company in the region. The company is a division of Global Payments Inc. [NYSE:GPN], a Fortune 1000 company and a leading provider of electronic transaction processing services for merchants, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), financial institutions, government agencies and multi-national corporations located throughout the North America, South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Global Payments brings a new level of innovation to card payment processing in the Asia Pacific region with a full range of innovative payment solutions, industry-leading merchant reporting tools, and unparalleled merchant services. The company has a strong Asia Pacific footprint and now operates in Brunei, mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Malaysia, the Maldives, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. Visit http://www.globalpaymentsinc.com for more information about the company and its services.
Launched in 1993, 1O1O is the highly regarded premium brand of CSL Limited. Known for its award-winning customer services#, 1O1O also draws on CSL's network superiority to provide Hong Kong's professionals and discerning customers with a premium mobile lifestyle service. In 2010, CSL became the first operator in the world to launch dual band 4G LTE with DC-HSPA+ mobile broadband network, and now offers world-class capacity and speed to 1O1O customers, complementing the premium value-added services that set the brand apart.
For more information, please call 1O1O at +852-2988-1010.
#1O1O won "Service Retailer of the Year (Telecommunications)" at the Hong Kong Retail Management Association's "Mystery Shoppers Programme" from 2009-2013.
SOURCE Global Payments Asia-Pacific Limited