Dublin, 14 November, 2012 — Meteor today announced the launch of a new Meteor Top Up Direct app for Android. A first for the Irish market, the Meteor app will allow customers to top up conveniently in real-time, direct from their smartphones.

The free downloadable app is available today from the Google Play Store and is powered by Vesta, a leading electronic payments company.

The new mobile payments app complements the current Top Up Direct free call top up line 1740, SMS and web top up channels, enabling customers to execute once-and-done payments from their smartphone within seconds. With the app, customers can also store multiple payment devices, gift a top up to another Meteor customer, set up and manage auto-payments, review top up history, and more.

The Meteor Top Up Direct App will also allow customers to avail of Meteor’s festive season Top Up offer which gives them up to 50% extra free credit every time they top up through Top Up Direct.

Top Up Direct Offer
Meteor is gifting customers extra free credit of 20% with every €20 top up, 30% with every €30 top up and 50% with every €40 top up, meaning customers have extra cash to enjoy the festive season in style. The Top Up Offer will run through all Top Up Direct channels for November and December and is available to all customers who Top Up through free call 1740, text, online or the new Meteor Top Up Direct app for Android.

Susan Brady, Head of Meteor: “We are delighted to announce our new Top Up Direct app for Android which is free to download and will let people top up anywhere, anytime. With our Top Up Direct Christmas offer, Meteor is dedicated to providing our customers with exceptional value and this will leave people with some extra cash in their pockets as the Christmas season fast approaches.”

Richard Hanlon, Vice President of European Operations at Vesta said: “With the new Meteor Top Me Up Android application, Meteor’s pay as you go customers now have another fast and convenient way to keep their mobile accounts active. Meteor continues to be first to market with customer focused solutions and we are delighted to launch this app with them.”

Link to Download App: http://tinyurl.com/d8rucpq

For further information please contact:

Meteor:
Chris Kelly
Meteor Communications Manager
01 6004444/ chriskelly@eircom.ie

Harriet Mansergh/Lisa McDonald
Slattery Communications
01 6614530/ harriet.mansergh@scomms.ie

Vesta:
Ian Toner
Communications Strategy Group, on behalf of Vesta Corporation
720-726-5460
itoner@csg-pr.com

About Meteor:
Meteor has over one million customers and 20% market share. With 99% population coverage, Meteor has 40 retail stores nationwide along with its online store on meteor.ie. The operator has deployed one of the most advanced high speed 3G networks available in Western Europe which is available in all cities and major towns across the country. Meteor Mobile Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of http://www.eircom.ie. As an Irish mobile communications provider, Meteor aims to bring real competition, and its benefits, to the Irish mobile market.

About Vesta Corporation:
Headquartered in North America, with operations in Europe and China, Vesta has been a pioneer and worldwide leader in electronic payment solutions since 1995. Vesta has established long-term, successful relationships with leading telecommunications and financial companies including AT&T, China Mobile, China Telecom, Meteor, Digicel, O2 (Telefonica), Sprint, T-Mobile USA, Telcel, Verizon, Vodafone, Bank of China, Bank of Ireland, Chase Paymentech, Green Dot, and NetSpend.