Payments NewsSEPTEMBER 15, 2014
FirstView Financial Names New CEO
Prepaid Veteran Jerry Uffner Fills Role
ATLANTA, GA (September 15, 2014) FirstView Financial, a provider of financial, mobile, and payment technology solutions has appointed Jerry Uffner as president and CEO. After working in the payments industry since 1988 and helping pioneer the prepaid payments industry in the mid 1990’s,...
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Payments NewsSEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Red Pocket Mobile and PreCash Team Up
Prepaid Wireless Provider Adds Evolve Money App
THOUSAND OAKS, CA (September 9, 2014) Evolve Money, the free bill-payment app from PreCash, is now available as an added feature to Red Pocket Mobile customers through the Red Pocket mobile site,

Evolve Money enables users to make a free, instant...
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Payments NewsSEPTEMBER 8, 2014
MetaBank Partners with hyperWALLET
Financial Company to Become Issuing Bank
SIOUX FALLS, SD (September 8, 2014) MetaBank's payment solutions division Meta Payment Systems is partnering with hyperWALLET, a Vancouver-based company that provides domestic and international mass payment solutions for corporations. The Sioux Falls-based financial company will become...
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Telecom NewsSEPTEMBER 4, 2014
MetroPCS Opens New Doors in 10 New Markets
Celebrates by Giving Customers More High-Speed Data
BELLEVUE, WA (September 4, 2014) T-Mobile (NYSE:TMUS) has announced the third major expansion of its flagship prepaid brand MetroPCS in just two years, bringing MetroPCS into 10 new markets across the country this fall.

Over the last year and a half, T-Mobile says it...
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Telecom NewsSEPTEMBER 3, 2014
Boost Mobile Introduces “Data Boost Plans”
Reduces Prices and Doubles High-Speed Data
IRVINE, CA (September 3, 2014) Boost Mobile has introduced “Data Boost Plans,” which reduce Boost’s monthly prices by $5 and double the amount of high-speed data customers receive.

Boost launched a flat-rate $50 Monthly Unlimited plan and continued with innovations...
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Telecom NewsSEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Defense Mobile and the VFW Partner
Aiming to Connect Lives of Veterans and US Military
WESTPORT, CT (September 2, 2014) Defense Mobile Corporation (DMC) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) announce their partnership to deliver miliSOURCE, a new mobile application and service designed to provide users with profile driven information regarding their specific eligibility...
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Converged NewsAUGUST 28, 2014
Mobetize and DCR Strategies/TruCash Partner
To Offer Prepaid Card Solutions to Telecom Subscribers
BLAINE, WA (August 28, 2014) Mobetize Corp. (OTC:MPAY) has selected DCR Strategies Inc - TruCash., to be its international program manager for Visa and MasterCard branded Prepaid Cards, Debit Cards, Loyalty Products, Payroll and Government Solutions, along with their proprietary points-to-cash...
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Telecom NewsAUGUST 28, 2014
Sprint Adds ‘Character’ to Visual Voicemail with Avatars
Wide range of Backgrounds, Available
OVERLAND PARK, KS (August 28. 2014) Sprint customers with select Android devices can begin to upgrade to the latest Visual Voicemail software to grab the attention of their friends, family members and co-workers with personalized voice messages that feature talking characters (including...
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Payments NewsAUGUST 28, 2014
IPC Media and Boku Partner on “Text-to-Pay” Solution
Offering Print Magazine Subscriptions via Text
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 28, 2014) Boku, Inc., a provider of mobile payments, is partnering with IPC Media to allow new subscribers to sign up for print magazine subscriptions, without the need for a credit or debit card, by simply texting a keyword to a short number. This solution...
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Payments NewsAUGUST 26, 2014
Packaged Facts Releases New Report
Prepaid Cardholders Among Leading Users of Mobile Payments
ROCKVILLE, MD (August 26, 2014) American prepaid card users are not only ready for mobile payments, they are already leading users. This underscores the need for mobile-forward prepaid card program strategies that increasingly emphasize cardholder connection to a wider array of features...
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Converged NewsAUGUST 21, 2014
Microsoft and TracFone Collaborate on Mobile Health
Windows Phone and TracFone Will Connect Data, Devices and People
REDMOND, WA (August 21, 2014) Microsoft Corp. and TracFone Wireless will collaborate to bring the benefits of smartphone technology and services to underserved and high-risk populations through a new mobile health management solution offered through providers and insurers. The companies...
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Telecom NewsAUGUST 20, 2014
ZTE Unlocks nubia 5S mini in the US
Includes Quad-Core Power and Smartphone Camera
RICHARDSON, TX (August 20, 2014) Smartphone manufacturer ZTE USA has announced the nubia 5S mini LTE will be available unlocked beginning August 27 and for preorder now, online at for $279.99. The phone’s offers a 13 megapixel rear-camera and 5 megapixel front-camera capture,...
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Converged NewsAUGUST 6, 2014
Wipit Brings Adds Omni-Channel Payments
More Options for Cash Preferred Consumers
PASADENA, CA (August 6, 2014) Mobile payments company Wipit, Inc. has developed new omni-channel payment technology designed to allow in-app barcode payments at retail point-of-sale. This technology complements Wipit's existing network branded GPR card, in-app services, and e-commerce...
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Telecom NewsAUGUST 6, 2014
BLU Products Introduces "STUDIO C Series" Smartphones
New Colorful Lineup for No-Contract, Unlocked Plans
MIAMI, FL (August 6, 2014) BLU Products, provider of unlocked devices in the United States, has introduced today the new Studio C Series smartphone lineup. The Studio C Series will be compatible with any GSM Network in the United States allowing consumers to choose their service plans...
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Converged NewsAUGUST 6, 2014
Strategy Analytics: Policy Will Drive Mobile Evolution
Delivering Personalization and Control in Real Time
BOSTON, MA (August 6, 2014) Policy engagement will drive the next big move in mobile service evolution, delivering personalization and control to smartphone users right where they need it—on the device—according to the Strategy Analytics Wireless Network & Platforms (WNP) service report,...
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