Account top-up via SMS and balance transfer for subscribers to Jiangxi Mobile Telecommunication Co Ltd (MCC) are now a reality thanks to a contract signed by Nokia to deliver its Connect eRefill solution to the Chinese mobile operator.
The solution allows Jiangxi MCC to implement micro prepaid services for its subscribers, allowing mobile users with tight budgets to recharge their accounts and call more often. The service will cover the entire Jiangxi province, where Jiangxi MCC has 70% market share.
The contract between Nokia and Jiangxi MCC marks a new Nokia Connect eRefill reference for Nokia and the first delivery of the Connect eRefill solution to the Chinese market. The deal includes systems integration services as well as servers, software, comprehensive customisation and Nokia's NetAct(TM) Network and Service Management System - related features to which the Connect eRefill solution will be connected.
As a new and innovative mobile communications service, SMS-based e-refill is different from traditional voucher-based prepaid card service. By supporting recharging of small values, it is a cost-effective and flexible mobile service solution. Mobile subscribers can recharge their mobile phone prepaid accounts via SMS through the authorised distributors of Jiangxi MCC: this adds convenience and makes prepaid recharging more affordable. With the balance transfer functionality, subscribers can also send prepaid top-ups to their friends and family.
Jiangxi MCC's general manager Huang Rigao looks forward to: "a brand new mobile service, and a new business mode and consumption habit?we are delighted to deliver these new exciting services to our customers in the Jiangxi province."
Deliveries are now underway, the trial system having already been implemented and now existing at pre-commercial use. The new commercial system is estimated to be operational in December.