New Orleans, LA, May 8, 2012 – CTIA WIRELESS 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Vesta announced today the availability of the T-Mobile Refill application, a convenient mobile payment solution that lets T-Mobile prepaid customers refill their mobile service directly through their Android smartphones. Powered by Vesta, a leader in electronic payment solutions, the free downloadable application is available today from T-Mobile via the Google Play store.
Designed to deliver the most convenient way for T-Mobile prepaid customers to review their monthly or pay as you go plans and add funds, the app allows consumers to initiate a one-time refill, or sign up for Auto Refill by customizing the payment amount, frequency and start date. Customers can complete a transaction quickly and conveniently.
“With the number of smartphones on prepaid plans increasing dramatically, prepaid customers want a fast and easy way to refill their service so they can stay connected,” said Mike Katz, vice president, prepaid marketing, T-Mobile USA. “The T-Mobile Refill application offers a convenient way for customers to quickly refill their monthly or pay as you go service, ensuring they have consistent access to data and our 4G network.”
“We strive to offer our clients the most innovative portfolio of payment channels to meet their customers’ needs,” said Joshua Rush, vice president of marketing and product at Vesta. “With the T-Mobile Refill application, T-Mobile’s prepaid customers now have a fast and convenient way to keep their phone accounts active.”
In addition to one-time refills and auto refill enrollment, the T-Mobile Refill app will also support gifting to other T-Mobile prepaid customers. Gift recipient names and numbers can be saved within the app to enable easy repeat purchases. To get started, subscribers simply download the free app.
The T-Mobile Refill app is available in Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TMobileTopup.
For more information about T-Mobile prepaid no annual contract plans visit www.t-mobile.com/monthly4G.
Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.
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, Cricket Communications, Digicel, O2 (Telefonica), Sprint, T-Mobile USA, Telcel, Verizon, Vodafone, Bank of China, Bank of Ireland, Chase Paymentech, Green Dot, and NetSpend.
About T-Mobile USA
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the fourth quarter of 2011, approximately 129 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.2 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.
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