February 05, 2016

Movicel Angola launches international mobile top-up availability on the Prepay Nation network

Airtime for carrier’s subscribers can now be purchased remotely across North America, Europe and the Middle East

Berwyn, PA, February 5, 2016 — Prepay Nation, a leading provider of cross-border prepaid mobile airtime transfers, has partnered with Movicel Angola to make its mobile airtime top-ups available for purchase at its full network of nearly 200,000 store fronts across North America, Europe and the Middle East.

There are over 550,000 Angolans living abroad, according to population estimates. Those emigrants send tens of millions of dollars’ worth of financial support home to their loved ones every year, particularly from communities in Portugal, France, The Netherlands, and the United States, and are constantly seeking new, cost-effective ways to get essentials to their friends and family in Angola.

This partnership will add a new dimension to the options available to Angolans abroad. Now, the mobile phones of their loved ones on the Movicel network can be recharged with airtime instantly and without fees, from convenient local retail locations throughout the EMEA and Americas regions. Rather than relying on cumbersome and expensive cross-border money transfer, Angolan expats can support the connectivity needs of those they care about directly.

Present in the Angolan market since 2003, Movicel has been the most benefit-focused and innovative telecommunications company in the country. With 3 million subscribers, it has a strong foothold in the connected population and is actively pursuing both growth and innovation strategies with its telecom services.

Speaking about the new partnership, Jose Henriques, Managing Director of Movicel Angola, said, “We are excited to expand our top-up offerings so broadly, and we look forward to working with Prepay Nation to make it easier for our customers to keep their phones topped-up everywhere and at all times.”

“Movicel Angola is a welcome addition to our network of global mobile network operators,” added VP of Business Development for Prepay Nation, Hervé Perrin. “We look forward to bringing their prepaid products to retailers around the world, who are well-placed to serve the immigrant populations that value them most.”

About Movicel Angola

Movicel is the pioneer in mobile services since 2003 for the Angola Market. Movicel is one of the top mobile players in Africa, acting not only in the mobile market with millions of subscribers, but also providing mobile internet access with the well known Movinet brand. For more information, visit Movicel online: www.movicel.co.ao.