Globe to launch GCash mobile app for iPhone, BlackBerry
Starting March, Philippine telecommunications provider Globe Telecom will make its GCASH micropayment service available to users of smartphones and devices running Apple's iOS and Research In Motion's BlackBerry platforms.
The GCASH iPhone app will be available for download at the iTunes App Store for free, Globe said in a news release.
“The new GCASH mobile app for iPhones will make our customers enjoy doing their GCASH transactions. We are setting a new standard for customer experience in the field of financial services,” said Paolo Baltao, President of G-Xchange, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globe and operator of GCASH.
Globe said the new GCASH iPhone app makes it more convenient for users to do their GCASH transactions like sending money, buying airtime load, and paying bills, without the need to memorize keywords or access numbers.
Also, the app for Apple's iPhones boasts of a new feature enabling users to send money not only to people in their phonebook but also to their e-mail and Facebook contacts.
When a subscriber launches the GCASH mobile app, he or she just needs to type in his mobile number and Mobile PIN (MPIN) to log in.
He or she will be greeted with his or her “moneybook” which lists down all GCASH transactions for the month in real-time.
Globe said clean and intuitively-designed screens will guide the subscriber in doing his GCASH transactions.
Globe said a similar app for GCASH can be downloaded from the BlackBerry App World.
Usere need only click on the GCASH icon on the Main Menu of their BlackBerry® to launch the application.
"There is no need to go to any website to transact. Internet connection is also not needed. The app is very accessible and easy to use. Subscribers only need to enter the details of their transaction together with their Mobile PIN (MPIN) as prompted by the application to conduct any GCASH transaction," it said.
It added there is no need to memorize any keywords or access numbers.
The new GCASH application for BlackBerry® smartphones displays the wallet balance at the top of the screen which is automatically updated after every completed transaction, providing the user with easy reference to his wallet balance.
Sending money via the GCASH application is also made easier. The application allows the user to access his BlackBerry Contacts List without switching applications.
BlackBerry users who have downloaded the GCASH mobile application will automatically receive upgrade notifications for them to immediately enjoy the latest version.
“With the GCASH BlackBerry app, customers will enjoy a richer experience when doing GCASH transactions,” said Baltao.
Instead of just using SMS or the GCASH Menu on the Globe or TM SIM, subscribers may now do transactions via a more interactive, user-friendly, and stylish manner. —TJD, GMA News
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