BURNABY, B.C. -- Info Touch Technologies Corp., owner of the TIO Network, is offering MetroPCS customers a more convenient way to pay their wireless bills in cash, through Circle K's Zaplink self-serve automated bill payment and financial services kiosks.
The new automated bill payment and prepaid service is now available in 28 Circle K convenience stores featuring the TIO Network-powered Zaplink kiosks in the greater Tampa, Fla., area.
Cash-preferred MetroPCS customers do not need to know their account number to pay their bills with Circle K's Zaplink kiosks. All they need to know is their phone number and zip code and they can conveniently and securely view their account balance and/or make a payment on their MetroPCS account.
Payments are made by feeding the cash directly into the Zaplink kiosk's note acceptor. Once the cash is accepted, the Zaplink kiosk then uses an Internet link through the TIO Network to ensure timely posting of the payment.
Users can go through the step-by-step software guided screens in either English or Spanish and can either print or email their receipt to the email address of their choice. There is a convenience fee payable by the consumer on a per transaction basis.
We are committed to providing our customers the most convenient methods of making their wireless payments, said Mike Ward, MetroPCS vice president and general manager for Tampa. The Zaplink kiosks in Circle K will offer another easy way for our customers to make their payments.
Tempe, Ariz.-based Circle K Stores Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Laval, Quebec.
Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications Inc. is a provider of wireless communications services. It holds 23 licenses through its subsidiaries in the greater Miami, Tampa, Sarasota, Atlanta, San Francisco, Dallas, Detroit and Sacramento metropolitan areas. It has more than two million subscribers and offers customers flat rate plans with unlimited anytime local and domestic long-distance minutes with no contract.
Info Touch Technologies, a strategic investment of Hewlett Packard, is building the TIO Network, a national multi-retailer network of financial services kiosks for the cash preferred consumer marketplace in North America. It uses Info Touch's Premiere software platform for the delivery of automated financial services such as bill payment, money transfer, digital merchandising, PIN dispensing for prepaid products and services, maps and directions, check cashing and electronic coupons.
Clients include Circle K/Alimentation Couche-Tard, ExxonMobil, Speedway SuperAmerica, Cricket Communications, Cingular Wireless, COX Communications, Memphis Light Gas & Water (MLGW) and Qwest Communications.