Telecom NewsJULY 22, 2014
PlayPhone to Bring Mobile Gaming to Boost and Virgin
Prepaid Customers Get Easy Access to Premium Game Content
SAN MATEO, CA (July 22, 2014) Sprint will bring PlayPhone’s mobile gaming platform to its prepaid customer base at Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA. The collaboration provides prepaid customers with the ability to purchase premium game content and in-app products as a flat-rate add-on...
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Payments NewsJULY 21, 2014
Edenred Announces Annual MetroCard
NYC Customers Can Reload Single Commuter Card
BOSTON, MA (July 21, 2014) Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions, a provider of commuter benefits, is introducing a new commuter offering, the Annual MetroCard.

The Annual MetroCard, available August 1, 2014, is provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and...
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Payments NewsJULY 17, 2014
New Study Details Electronic Payments for Underserved
Report by MIT Professor Identifies Opportunities
WASHINGTON, DC (July 17, 2014) Master Your Card has released a report that examines the high costs incurred by families that rely on alternative financial services, and found that electronic payment technology can help underserved groups overcome barriers to financial inclusion. The...
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Converged NewsJULY 17, 2014
CashStar Launches Digital Gift Solution for Google Wallet
Enables Merchants to Manage Digital Gift Card Integration
PORTLAND, ME (July 17, 2014) CashStar, a digital gifting company, has announced that its real-time digital gifting platform is now fully integrated with Google Wallet. The integration enables brands on the CashStar platform to offer digital gift card recipients the ability to easily...
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Payments NewsJULY 16, 2014
Visa Introduces Visa Checkout
To Simplify Online Shopping on Any Device
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 16, 2014) Visa has launched Visa Checkout, a payment service that enables consumers throughout the United States, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in just a few clicks.

“As people around the world spend more time and...
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Telecom NewsJULY 15, 2014
Expo Mobile Announces Movie Ticket Giveaway
‘Movie Madness’ Offered to New Customers
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 15, 2014) Expo Mobile has launched a “Movie Madness” Giveaway to celebrate new customers. Expo Mobile is giving away movie gift cards to new customers who sign up on the $40 or $60 monthly plans; this offer is valid now until August 16th, 2014.
Expo Mobile...
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Converged NewsJULY 15, 2014
PAYTOO Mobile Wallet Adds Features
Now Allows Customers to Make Cash Withdrawals
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (July 15, 2014) PAYTOO Mobile Wallet is now offering Cardless ATM to the unbanked population.

Thanks to a collaboration of GENMEGA, PAYMENT ALLIANCE and PAYTOO Mobile Wallet, this solution provides new services such as money transfer or the ability...
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Telecom NewsJULY 11, 2014 Adds More Mobile Recharges
International Recharges Available to Claro Costa Rica
ATLANTA, GA (July 11, 2014) enhanced its mobile recharge operator network by partnering with Claro. customers can now make international online top ups and send credit to cell phones pertaining to Claro, in addition to Kolbi, Fullmóvil, and Tuyo.
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Converged NewsJULY 9, 2014
USA Technologies Extends Loyalty Capabilities
MORE Now Integrated with AirVend’s POS Technology
MALVERN, PA (July 9, 2014) USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT), a provider of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries, has announced that USAT’s loyalty and prepaid program, MORE., is now integrated with AirVend’s interactive...
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Converged NewsJULY 8, 2014
Prepaid Industry Leaders to Meet in Las Vegas
The Prepaid Press Expo Hosts Seventh Conference on August 18
AVENTURA, FL (July 8, 2014 via BUSINESS WIRE) The Prepaid Press Expo has announced its slate of speakers for the tppEXPO Prepaid Summit and Financial Mobility Summit, a three-day event to be held at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV, August 18-20.

The conference, highlighting...
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Converged NewsJULY 8, 2014
US Shoppers Love Gift Gards
More Revenue for Retailers According to RGCA
WASHINGTON DC (July 8, 2014) Americans love giving and receiving gift cards. They are always in demand and present retailers with significant incremental sales opportunities. This is according to new consumer research from the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA).

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Telecom NewsJULY 8, 2014
Sprint Selects ItsOn’s Smart Service
Virtual Network to Power No-Contract Mobile
REDWOOD CITY, CA (July 8, 2014) Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) will use the ItsOn cloud-based virtual network platform to power new innovations in mobile services. The company says the technology will allow Sprint to offer personalized service experiences for no-contract customers with...
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Converged NewsJULY 8, 2014
i2c Opens New Office in Asia Pacific
To Accelerate Growth of Prepaid and Mobile Services
REDWOOD CITY, CA (July 8, 2014) To address the growing market for prepaid products and mobile financial services in the Asia Pacific region, i2c, Inc., a provider of payment processing and emerging commerce solutions, has opened a Singapore office. Located at One Raffles Place, the...
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Converged NewsJULY 8, 2014
CashStar Reports Digital Gift Card Sales
Record-Setting Father’s Day Sales
PORTLAND, ME (July 8, 2014) CashStar, a digital gifting company, says it achieved an 80 percent year-over-year increase in the number of digital gift cards sold in the month of June. A strong “Dads and Grads” holiday period fueled sales and consumer adoption.

“We continue...
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Payments NewsJULY 8, 2014
First Data Launches PayLucky Solutions
New Payment Suite for Gaming Operators
ATLANTA, GA (July 8, 2014) In person or online, the US gambling market is evolving rapidly, with new technologies and more participants coming to the gaming table. In response to increasing demand for ease and convenience in this complex and growing industry, First Data, a provider...
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