Singapore, 13 March 2003 - From tomorrow, all StarHub Green prepaid mobile customers will be able to top-up their prepaid SIM card the SMS way. All they need is their mobile phone and a Telephone Personal Identification Number (TPIN) issued by ABN AMRO, Citibank or MayBank.
StarHub, together with Mobile Solutions & Payment Services (MSPS), will allow its prepaid mobile customers to just easily SMS their top-up request for their Green prepaid SIM card. Using MSPS' mobile payment service called "Blink"; users need only go through a simple four-step process:
"As part of our overall strategy to enhance our mobile customer's lifestyle and customer experience, StarHub is pleased to be the first local operator to introduce a simple and hassle-free mobile payment process for our prepaid mobile users by using SMS to top-up their prepaid SIM card," said Mr Chan Kin Hung, Senior Vice President, StarHub Mobile. "This new SMS top-up service gives our customers another easy and smart option to top-up their prepaid mobile service. It also ensures that they save time by not having to rush to the nearest Automated Teller Machine to top-up their service to keep chatting when their card value is low. Now, our customers can enjoy the convenience of being able to top-up anytime, anywhere!"
To encourage consumers to take advantage of this hassle-free SMS top-up service, they can visit the MSPS or StarHub booths set up at Suntec City Mall (outside Carrefour) from 14 March - 16 March 2003, between 11 am to 8 pm daily. The booths are there in conjunction with IDA's "Wireless Mobility Experience 2003" roadshow.
During this period, 4,000 StarHub Green prepaid SIM cards, with a stored value of S$18 each, will be given away to all ABN AMRO, Citibank and MayBank customers who successfully perform the simple mobile transaction (as illustrated in the Editor's Notes) on-the-spot.
Besides learning about the hassle-free SMS top-up service, consumers can also look forward to experiencing other wireless services from StarHub like MMS, JAVA games and Wireless LAN.
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Step 1: SMS the following information to 7808 and leave a space between each field.
Example: topup <amount> <bank> <payment mode> blink <StarHub Green prepaid number - if applicable>
Step 2: Call your bank and follow the instructions prompted over the phone. You must complete the process within 10 minutes.
Step 3: Enter your NRIC or ATM card number
Step 4: Enter TPIN and shortly after, you will receive a 12-digit payment code via SMS confirming the top-up request.