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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Converged NewsAUGUST 6, 2014
Cachet Financial Solutions Partners with Contact Solutions
Brings Mobile Customer Care to Prepaid Clients
MINNEAPOLIS, MN and RESTON, VA (August 6, 2014) Cachet Financial Solutions (OTCQB:CAFN), a provider of prepaid mobile money management solutions, and Contact Solutions, a provider of cloud-based customer service solutions improved by business intelligence, are partnering to offer Contact...
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Telecom NewsAUGUST 5, 2014
OneSimCard Data & Roam Now Available
Offers International Travelers Low Data Rates
BOSTON, MA (August 5, 2014) OneSimCard, a provider of low cost international mobile roaming services for businesses and leisure travelers, has announced that the new OneSimCard Data & Roam is now available for purchase on the OneSimCard website.

The OneSimCard Data...
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Payments NewsAUGUST 4, 2014
InComm Acquires SIRAS
Expands Portfolio of Integrated Services
ATLANTA, GA (August 4, 2014) InComm, a provider of integrated point-of-sale (POS) technology solutions to retailers, has enhanced its retail network connectivity by acquiring Inc. from Nintendo of America Inc. SIRAS provides integrated POS services to retailers and manufacturers...
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Converged NewsJULY 30, 2014
First Data to Acquire Gyft
Enables Consumers to Manage Mobile Gift Cards
ATLANTA, GA (July 30, 2014) First Data, provider of payment technology and services solutions, is acquiring Gyft Inc., the Silicon Valley-based company that entered the $100 billion gift card market in 2012 and launched a mobile wallet for gift cards. Gyft’s digital platform enables...
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Telecom NewsJULY 30, 2014
Virgin Mobile USA Launches Virgin Mobile Custom
Fully Customizable Cell Phone Plan Offers Parental Controls
WARREN, NJ (July 30, 2014) Just in time for the back-to-school season, Virgin Mobile USA introduces Virgin Mobile Custom, a no-annual-contract offer with parental controls and the ability for customers to build personally tailored rate plans. Virgin Mobile Custom will be available...
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Telecom NewsJULY 30, 2014
DollarPhone Expands Prepaid and Wholesale Offerings
Selects Enhanced Dialogic ControlSwitch
PARSIPPANY, NJ (July 30, 2014) DollarPhone, a privately owned calling card platform provider in North America, has selected the Dialogic ControlSwitch softswitch to offer enhanced session initiation protocol (SIP) services and local number portability (LNP) to both its wholesale and...
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Telecom NewsJULY 24, 2014
IPsmarx Opens California Office
Enables West Coast Retailers to Sell Airtime Remittance
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 24, 2014) IPsmarx, a technology solutions provider to business and telecommunication providers, has opened a new office in San Diego, California. The company says the office will enable the company to better support West Coast retailers, such as grocers and convenient...
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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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Telecom NewsJULY 17, 2014
Assurance Wireless Improves Free Plan for CA
Eligible Customers Can Get Unlimited Free Calling, Texting
WARREN, NJ (July 17, 2014) Assurance Wireless, the Lifeline program that began offering service in California in 2013, is launching an enhanced free offer for eligible low-income Californians. The California FREEdom plan includes unlimited free voice minutes and unlimited free texts,...
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