To send mobile credit to a contact, users simply have to enter the mobile number to be credited, select an amount and pay by credit card. A SMS is sent to the user to confirm the transaction and a personal message can be sent to the recipient to let them know their account has been topped-up.
The solution called Orange Top-Up is available online in five languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese) and three currencies (euros, US dollars and South-African rand). The service is designed for those who live far from their families or friends, and provides them with a simple way to send mobile credit from almost anywhere in the world.
This top-up service is aimed in particular at migrant populations or those living abroad who are looking for a simple way to send mobile credit to their friends and families as means to stay in contact or simply as a gift. The site enables users to top-up credit for customers of over 350 operators based in over 100 countries, including 18 countries in which Orange is present. From launch, Orange Top-Up accepts credit cards from 39 different countries.
„Though Libra has met with fierce resistance from central banks and supervisory authorities and might never see the light of day, in many other cases tech firms (both start-ups and established big players) have successfully captured bits and pieces of universal banks’ traditional value chain. This trend may only intensify in the coming years. In this environment, European banks remain squeezed.”