Postfone expands top-up service at 1,500 stores

6 Apr 2011

An Post’s mobile phone arm Postfone has signed a deal with Payzone to roll out a mobile top-up service across more than 1,500 stores in Ireland.

This is on top of the 300 post offices across Ireland that provide top-up services for An Post’s MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) service.

Payzone works with retailers including Londis, Gala, Centra and Supervalu, as well as Esso’s ‘On the Run’ service stations.

An Post’s €2m mobile investment

Launched in 2010 on the back of a €2m-plus investment, Postfone operates on the Vodafone network.

“We are delighted to significantly extend the reach of our mobile phone top-up service to our customers throughout the country,” David McCarthy, programme manager at Postfone, said.

“Postfone is committed to providing a simple, easy-to-use service at unbeatable value from a trusted mobile provider. This latest development with Payzone offers another reason for people to switch to Postfone, providing a real alternative to the old, established networks,” McCarthy said.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years