Emida Provides Direct Top Up for Belize Telemedia
FOOTHILL RANCH, California, December 30, 2007 (Business Wire) – Emida Technologies, a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, has announced it now supports prepaid mobile direct top up for Belize Telemedia.
Belize is bordered by Mexico and Guatemala with a population of over 280,000. Belize Telemedia is the leading telecommunications company in Belize and offers landline, mobile, data, internet and value added features supporting 33,500 fixed telephone lines, 130,000 cellular customers and 8,000 Internet customers, countrywide. Emida installed system equipment at Belize Telemedia facilities in Belmophan, the country’s capital, in the first quarter of 2007 and completed the first live Fone Top Up (the brand and name Belize Telemedia has given to prepaid direct top up and e-PIN services) in April 2007. Fone Top Up initially allows customers to add any amount between 2 and 500 Belize dollars to their prepaid mobile accounts. At the end of November 2007, over 53,000 of Belize Telemedia’s prepaid mobile customers were using Fone Top Up on average seven times a month from over 180 locations in and near Belize City.
“Fone Top Up is already exceeding our expectations. Our customers love it too and we fully expect they will make it the prime method of recharging Belize Telemedia prepaid accounts. We are already extending the number of locations and cities and towns where our custom
ers can buy Fone Top Up” said Lisbeth Butler, Partner Support Manager at Belize Telemedia. “Emida technology is proving highly reliable. We particularly valued the ‘hands-on’ support they offered before and during the launch and we are very excited about the ways we can promote Fone Top Up and extend its range of products”.
Steve Gooderham, GM, Emida International adds “Emida is delighted with our partnership with Belize Telemedia. We see many, many ways of growing together and enjoy all of our interactions with the Belize Telemedia team.”
Emida is a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, operating in 27 countries, including North America, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Guyana, Belize and much of the Caribbean.
Emida’s technology allows for the domestic and international distribution and value transfer of many types of prepaid products including prepaid wireless, long distance, lottery and stored value. The company’s strategy is to build profitable, robust distribution networks for many prepaid products in identified operating geographies and introduce unique cross-border value products between regions. Emida’s POSA products provide robust revenue solutions for distributors and carriers alike.