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Western Union Continues to Expand: Mobile Services Now Available to Consumers Using Sprint Prepaid Brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Western Union Continues to Expand: Mobile Services Now Available to Consumers Using Sprint Prepaid Brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA10:15 EDT Thursday, September 05, 2013
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Business Wire) -- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced that users of Sprint (NYSE: S) prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA now have access to Western Union® mobile money transfer services.
Sprint's Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile customers can initiate a Western Union Money Transfer® transaction directly from the Money Center within the Boost Zone and Virgin Zone portals on their mobile phones. Western Union mobile money transfer services available through Boost Zone and Virgin Zone are enabled for select Android®-powered smartphones.
Additionally, Virgin Mobile customers with an iPhone® can conduct a Western Union Money Transfer transaction via the mobile-optimized m.wu.com site.
After registering on Boost Zone or Virgin Zone, consumers can send money to the global Western Union agent network in 200 countries and territories worldwide.
“Western Union continues to expand its mobile money transfer capabilities as part of the company's multi-product, multi-channel strategy,” said Khalid Fellahi, senior vice president and general manager, Western Union Digital. “Product diversification and innovation, with particular emphasis on digital platforms, will enable the company to continue to meet evolving consumer preferences, and increase the number of access points for Western Union services worldwide.”
"Western Union mobile services allow consumers to send money to our global agent network from the palm of their hand. We are working to create an integrated experience where the power of mobile technology provides consumers with an easy way to send money anytime, to nearly anywhere, around the world,” continued Mr. Fellahi.
Kevin McGinnis, vice president of product platforms and services for Sprint, added, “Offering a diverse portfolio of mobile financial service options is important to Boost and Virgin customers, as it provides alternatives to help them take care of some everyday money tasks using their phone. Western Union Money Transfer services are an ideal option for our prepaid smartphone users to reliably and conveniently send money from their phone worldwide.”
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of June 30, 2013, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 520,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and approximately 115,000 ATMs. In 2012, The Western Union Company completed 231 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $79 billion of principal between consumers, and 432 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.
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