Top-ups for Lycamobile’s prepaid cards, now available in over 9,200 PayPoint stores
Bucharest, 28 October 2015 - PayPoint Romania, the main retail-based cash and mobile payment operator in Romania has signed an agreement with Lycamobile.
Lycamobile is the world’s biggest international mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and provides services to 14 million customers across 20 countries. The low-cost, high-quality data and voice services offered by the company enable its customers to connect with their friends and family around the world.
To top-up their credit, Lycamobile customers can go to any of the 9,200-plus PayPoint partner stores and request a voucher of the desired value from the store. The transaction is quick and easy, the payment is done in cash and the consumer receives a voucher with the top-up code.
“PayPoint was already partnering with the main telecom providers in Romania, and the agreement with Lycamobile allows us to expand the services offered in this segment. Given the large number of Romanians whose loved ones live abroad, we are happy to make it easier for them to keep in touch. We are proud that we can offer consumers over 9,200 partner stores where they can solve all of their problems with one trip: they can top-up their Lycamobile SIM, transfer money, pay bills as well as have their grocery shopping done! We’re convinced that the advantages of this agreement will be appreciated by our consumers, who are always looking for safe and convenient solutions to ease their lives,” said Mugur Dogariu, Managing Director PayPoint Romania.
“We are always looking for ways to expand and improve our customer experience and this extension of our partnership with PayPoint is a great example of that, making it easier than ever to stay in touch with friends and family wherever in the world they may be. We’re very excited to be growing our existing ventures into this new market, providing convenience and ease to our customers in Romania.” said Lycamobile Chairman, Subaskaran Allirajah.
This agreement extends the range of services PayPoint is offering its consumers. Along with topping up prepaid cards, through PayPoint’s terminals consumers may also pay: utility bills (electricity, natural gas, water, sewerage etc), their road tax, security services, plane tickets, telecoms, internet and cable TV, installments as well as make domestic and international money transfers in select PayPoint stores.
About PayPoint Romania
In Romania, PayPoint officially launched its bill payment service under the PayPoint brand in August 2008 and expanded its client portfolio by signing partnerships with a range of companies from different industries. In Romania, the branded retail network numbers over 9.200 terminals located in local shops and, currently, PayPoint has signed contracts with 101 major customers in telecommunications, utilities and financial services. In the utilities sector: GDF SUEZ Energy România, E.ON Gaz Distribuţie, E.ON Energie România, E.ON Moldova Distribuţie, Congaz, Enel Energie, Enel Energie Muntenia, Enel Distributie Muntenia, Enel Distributie Banat, Enel Distributie Dobrogea, Electrica Furnizare Transilvania Nord, Electrica Furnizare Transilvania Sud, Electrica Furnizare Muntenia Nord, E.ON Servicii Tehnice, Apa Nova Bucureşti, Apa Serv Valea Jiului, Activitatea Goscom, ApaVital Iaşi, Aquatim, CEZ Vânzare, Wirom Gaz, Hargaz, Raja Constanţa, C.R.A.B., Apa Canal Ilfov, Compania de Apa Buzau, Hidro Prahova, Apa Nova Ploieşti, Salubris Iaşi, Compania de Apă Târgovişte Dâmboviţa, SC Vital SA, Nova ApaServ Botoşani, Apa Canal Sibiu, Harviz, Aquabis, Acet Suceava, SC Apa Târnavei Mari SA, Compania de Apă Oradea, ApaServ Neamţ, APAVIL, Tulcea Gaz, Gaz Vest, SEA Complet, Aquavas Bârlad, TEGA SA, ApaServ Satu Mare, Compania Apa Braşov, Neptun SA, Compania de Apa Somes, Servicii Edilitare pentru Comunitate Mioveni, Schuster Ecologic, Aparegio Gorj SA, Termoficare Oradea, Apa Canal Galati, RWE Energie, Apa Canal 2000; in the telecommunications and cable sector: Vodafone România, Telekom Romania Mobile, Orange România, Telekom Romania, UPC România, Akta TV, NextGen Communications, Radiocom, RCS & RDS, Idilis, NovaSat; in the financial services sector: Allianz-Tiriac Asigurări, EOS KSI România, Garanti Credite de Consum, Patria Credit, UniCredit Consumer Financing, Campion Broker Asigurare, Top Factoring, Cetelem, KRUK, Vitas IFN, Maxygo Broker de Asigurare, Garanti Bank, Debt Collection Agency, UNIQA Asigurări, Telecredit IFN, Nextebank; cosmetics sector: Oriflame, Avon and Infinity.
PayPoint is also collecting payments for Scala Assistance, a company authorised for issuing the road tax, as well as payments for bills issued by BGS Group (BGS Divizia de Securitate, BGS Monitorizare-Intervenţie and BGS Tehnic) and airplane tickets issued by Blue Air.
PayPoint also offers top-up services for all mobile operators (Telekom Romania Mobile, Orange, Vodafone, Zapp, Lycamobile), for landline operators providing international calls and Internet Service Providers; PayPoint’s clients include Nobel and Worldtelecom (Number One). For Focus Sat, PayPoint provides recharge vouchers for DTH service users.
PayPoint offers the Western Union® Money Transfer service through its terminals to enable consumers in Romania to send and receive money internationally or domestically within Romania.
The company also has an important partner in the e-money market with paysafecard group.
Lycamobile’s mission is to connect friends and family around the world. As the world’s biggest international mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Lycamobile provides low-cost, high-quality data and voice services to over 14m customers across 20 countries. It is now expanding to offer a broad range of financial and travel services, including Lycamoney and Lycafly, that help people stay in touch across borders. Founded in 2006 and with a turnover of €1.5bn in 2014, Lycamobile continues to grow rapidly and now welcomes a new customer to its family every two seconds.
Lycamobile is available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, the UK and the USA.