Western Union QuickPay service will allow Thuraya satellite phone users
to conveniently top-up prepaid SIM balances with no extra fee
Michel Foricher, Vice President, Service Delivery,
“Our agreement with Western Union marks the first time in the world that a satellite telecoms operator is providing such a service. The service is a great convenience for customers who may be located in remote areas such as Sub-Saharan Africa. Thuraya customers can now top up their prepaid SIM cards easily and efficiently through Western Union’s global network of agent locations that offer the Western Union Quick Pay service. This is yet another example of Thuraya’s commitment to developing innovative solutions and enhancing our services for our growing customer base in emerging markets, with special focus of this deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa and CIS countries,” said
The Western Union Quick Pay service enhances and complements Thuraya’s existing distribution channel by offering an easy way for Thuraya customers to recharge their pre-paid SIMs. To top-up a Thuraya prepaid SIM card, a customer can simply visit a participating Western Union agent location, provide identification and their Thuraya phone number and re-load their prepaid SIM card with a cash payment. Family, friends and colleagues can add pre-paid credit on behalf of a Thuraya user traveling abroad.
*Source: ME NewsWire