Ericsson Money has now extended its service enabling mobile phone users in the Philippines to send and receive money to and from friends and family in Europe instantly, safely and conveniently, 24 hours a day. Users can then withdraw cash from ATMs around the world.
Ericsson Money’s partners in the Philippines are leading local operators Globe Telecom (Globe GCash) and SMART Communication Inc (Smart Money), the Philippines’ top mobile operators with a history of successful mobile-wallet schemes.
Putting an end to the paperwork and delays associated with traditional postal or personal international money transfers for good, Ericsson Money (www.ericssonmoney.com or https://mobile.ericssonmoney.com) allows users to send and receive money to and from the Philippines as instantly and easily as sending a text message.
For many overseas workers it also provides the peace of mind that the money is guaranteed to reach the intended recipient securely and instantly through their phone.
The mobile money service currently connects seven European countries – UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and Sweden and the Philippines.
The money will offer users greater freedom of choice, access to money and a faster and more convenient way to share money with friends and family. People who can benefit immediately include:
– parents who send money to children away at university, on holiday or on a gap year
– social sharers who want to conveniently share the cost of a meal, settle small debts and transfer money between friends and family
– Overseas workers who send money home to their families without having to use postal or personal cash transfers, which are often time-intensive. The text-like convenience of the service means easy access and availability for the person receiving money as well as the person transferring it
In Barrio Fiesta sa London this weekend, in Lampton Park, Hounslow, customers will be able to sign up and trial the service for the first time. Visitors to the Ericsson Money stands will also be able to create their own video postcards to send to friends and family all over the world, via Facebook or email.
Visitors should look out for the Ericsson Money roaming teams of Filipino brand ambassadors, who will be providing information on Ericsson Money services and giving visitors the chance to win Ericsson mobile phones.