Upaid Systems has launched a new online service which allows Brazilian expatriates in the USA to top up the phones of their friends and family in Brazil. RechargeBrazil.com is the first website of its kind: a bilingual English/Brazilian-Portuguese service accessible via any internet connection. Long-distance phone recharge services have typically required credit to be purchased in a participating outlet.
While Upaid currently provides customers with the means to pay bills, make credit card payments and top up phone credit via a mobile handset, RechargeBrazil.com represents a first move into online services for Upaid. Simon Joyce, Upaid CEO commented that "RechargeBrazil is...a real step forward for expatriate Brazilians living in the US."
Working with PayPal, RechargeBrazil.com has been launched with a consortium of Brazilian mobile operators including Vivo, Claro, TIM, Telefonica, and Embratel. It is also available for Brazilian Portuguese speakers as RecargaBrasil.com. In order to send phone credit to family and friends in Brazil, PayPal customers need simply to enter the mobile operator, location and telephone number of the person who they wish to provide with phone credit.
Alberto Rodrigues, Regional Operations Manager of Upaid Brazil, said "RechargeBrazil.com is an innovative service that showcases the payment technology offerings of Upaid, creating a unique service and enabling users to top-up mobile phones in Brazil quickly, safely and securely."