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Umniah readies for mobile money transfer

Amman, February 4, 2010

Umniah, a leading telecom service provider in Jordan, is preparing to launch its new mobile money transfer service in the Jordanian market in cooperation with Eskadenia Software and a leading local bank partner.

The new service will allow Umniah subscribers to use their mobile handsets as portable wallet accounts to transfer money to local and international destinations, said a statement.

Mobile and Internet subscribers can also pay their monthly subscription fees; and prepaid subscribers recharge their lines through the mobile money transfer service.

Umniah will also present its subscribers at a later stage with the option of paying their utility bills, such as their water and electricity bills, as well as pay their shopping expenditures by directly making payments via their mobile handsets while shopping, the statement added.

“We are very pleased with this step, which reflects our interest in continuously developing our range of services and our dedication to ensuring that our services help make life easier for Jordan’s citizens,” said Ihab Hinnawi, Umniah’s CEO.

“This technological advancement reflects the developments taking place within the Jordanian economy at various levels, as we have been witnessing the introduction of modern services and facilities within the Kingdom that are designed to encourage productivity and competitiveness and support the efforts being exerted towards following the latest global market developments,” he added.

“We are confident that the mobile money transfer service will meet great success in light of the added value it offers to our subscribers through our partnership with Eskadenia Software,” Hinnawi continued.

“The combined capabilities and expertise of both Umniah and Eskadenia Software will enable us to provide this service in accordance with the highest quality standards.”

Duha Abdul Khaleq, CEO of Eskadenia Software, said: “We aim through our services to continuously remain abreast of global developments and advancements in our field and staying attuned to the needs of the local market in order to design effective software that caters to these needs.”

“We are confident that this service will yield tangible benefits to both sectors and individuals, particularly Umniah’s subscribers, once they begin to utilize it to complete many of their financial transactions with ease and in a timely manner.”

“We are pleased with this group effort that is aimed at providing a reliable, flexible and highly secure service,” Hinnawi continued.

“We understand the importance of cooperation between the banking, telecom and IT sectors to make this kind of service a success in Jordan. We are also confident that this type of partnership will increase customers’ trust and will positively change the way they deal with many of their daily transactions,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service




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