Aussie first for pre-paid mobile users
SYDNEY, May 12 — Customers on Australian network carrier Telstra will be among the first in the world to control their pre-paid mobile service using a Facebook app.
The newly launched app enables mobile users on the network to top up their remaining balance and manage their account via Facebook in the same time it takes to write a status update.
“In just a few clicks customers can use the app to check their balance information, recharge with a stored debit or credit card and view up to 180 days of usage and recharge history. And should a customer run out of credit, they can ask their mates for a top up using the ‘request credit from friends’ feature which provides the option to put a call out on their Facebook wall or via a direct message,” said Warwick Bray, executive director, Telstra Mobile.
Facebook is due to launch its own App Center — a new space where people can find and download social apps through the social network — in the coming weeks. After the launch consumers can expect to see more and more companies bringing their apps on the Facebook platform.
Telstra is also getting ready to debut a new Android app, called the My Telstra Pre-Paid app, that helps customers manage their account directly from their device. — AFP-Relaxnews