|Obopay goes 'live' on Amp'd Mobile Phones|
Posted: 18-Oct-2006 [Source: Obopay]
[Obopay goes live on all Amp'd Mobile devices today. Obopay mobile payment service lets consumers get, send and spend money directly from their mobile phones to anyone, anywhere, anytime.]
Redwood City, CA -- Obopay, the first comprehensive mobile payment service in the U.S., will go live on all Amp'd Mobile devices today to effectively deliver the first operator-supported mobile payments service in the U.S.
"Mobile payments has long been the next big thing in mobile, and now it's finally here for busy consumers who are always on the go," said Carol Realini, CEO and founder of Obopay. "With Obopay on Amp'd, mobile consumers can use their money in many powerful new ways, whether it's instantly paying or getting money from a friend, parents quickly sending their kids money when they need it most, or buying goods and services at virtually any retail outlet in the U.S."
The Obopay on Amp'd service, the first of its kind, is the easiest and most secure way for consumers to get, send and spend money directly from their mobile phone to anyone, anywhere, anytime. As part of the service, Amp'd Mobile device users will be able to send money to any mobile phone number and instantly receive money from any Obopay user. The service also comes with an Obopay companion prepaid debit MasterCard that lets users conduct retail transactions at more than 5.5 million retail locations and 396,000 ATMs in the U.S. using their Obopay account funds. With Obopay's account management features, users can also refer friends, check balances, get money owed from other mobile users, and view transaction histories -- all from a user-friendly mobile application residing on the device.
"The launch of the Obopay mobile payments service represents what our customers are looking for when they sign up with Amp'd -- cutting edge technology and applications that power their mobile lifestyle," said Peter Adderton, CEO of Amp'd Mobile. "We're excited to be the first mobile network to deliver this valuable service."
As a part of a comprehensive co-marketing initiative, Amp'd will feature Obopay's mobile payments service on their home page where Web site visitors can click on a link to sign up and receive a $25 bonus in their newly created Obopay account.
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