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O2 UK has upgraded its O2 Wallet service to allow customers to charge O2 PAYG accounts.
Mobile operators strive to enrich the mobile experience and make their customers’ lives easier. With this in mind, O2 UK enabled mobile top-ups via their O2 Wallet application. O2 Wallet is a supplementary service that allows O2 customers to use their mobile phone as a digital wallet. Initially you could only transfer money between different O2 Wallet users, but it was quickly developed to make purchases inside the world of O2 services. Now O2 has added a new capability – topping-up O2 PAYG SIM cards. You can add between £10 and £50 and you don’t need to be an O2 customer as it is enough if you are registered to O2 Wallet and have the application on your smartphone. If you want to start using O2 Wallet all you need to do is to text WALLET to 61202, then install the app and find the “Pay & Go Top Up” icon which will allow you to choose the number that you want to top-up and select the top-up amount.
O2 Wallet shows how mobile operators evolve to use modern technologies and offer their customers new and unique services. Definitely adding a neat top-up feature will make O2 Wallet more popular as it makes topping-up extremely simple and quick. O2 Money Managing Director has said that delivering value-adding experience is the new direction and in the future we will see more practical services based on O2 Wallet.
O2 UK has launched a new application that allows consumers to send and receive money, compare prices and deposit money on prepaid Visa cards. This new mobile wallet service, called O2 Wallet, is O2’s move to tap into the booming m-commerce market. The application is free and can be used on Android, iOS and Blackberry systems. Using Wallet consumers can send up to 500 pounds a day to any UK mobile phone number via “Money Message” function. They can also top-up their account using a credit or debit cards or at one of the 30,000 locations across the UK. O2 officials say that in the future the app will have new features that include mobile contactless payments via NFC technology, buying train tickets or topping-up their phone if they use a PAYG SIM card.
The application will be free at least for next 6 months. It is a move to compete with their m-commerce rival Barclay’s Pingit. O2 Money MD James le Brocq said that there is a possibility that O2 will introduce some charges but up until now the decision hadn’t been made. Nevertheless, O2 UK hopes to transform mobile payments in the UK with their O2 Wallet. Time will show if they manage to do so.