June 09, 2015

Prepay Nation partners with Smart for East African expansion

Berwyn, PA, June  9, 2015 — Prepay Nation, a leading provider of cross-border prepaid mobile airtime transfers, has partnered with Smart, East Africa’s newest, customer-centric mobile operator and solutions provider, to expand its operations to Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda. With this partnership, individuals living in the US, Canada and Europe will be able to transfer airtime minutes to Smart customers from a network of over 175,000 retail locations and websites, avoiding expensive service fees.

The partnership will provide thousands of expatriates from Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda with access to instant International Mobile Top-Up (IMTU) service through Prepay Nation’s rapidly-expanding distribution network. IMTU is becoming the preferred method of family support for immigrants around the world, who can take advantage of global mobile network penetration to send support to their family and friends back home, without worrying about the cost.

“Smart is an excellent partner for us,” said Hervé Perrin, VP of Business Development at Prepay Nation. “Smart gives us new products that we can offer to the African Diaspora world-wide.”

“We are very excited about connecting Smart’s customers to Prepay Nation’s international distribution hub,” said Smart Group CEO, Abdellatif Bouziani. “Smart always puts our customers’ needs at the heart of all our products and services, and we know that many have family overseas who want to provide support. Our partnership with Prepay Nation gives them a fast, safe and convenient way to provide airtime.”


About Prepay Nation

Prepay Nation is a growth company in the business of enabling the mobile airtime transactions from one person to another (P2P) across international borders. Prepay Nation utilizes the prepaid mobile ecosystem to send prepaid mobile airtime top-ups instantly, internationally, and without fees. With over 200 mobile operator partnerships in 94 countries  and diverse distribution channel spanning over 175,000 locations in the US, Canada, Europe and Middle East, Prepay Nation provides a valuable service to expatriates who financially support their loved ones back home. Prepay Nation’s unique business model, scalable multi-currency processing platform, and global interconnectivity with mobile operators and other digital service providers, provides instantaneous, no-fee cross-border top-up products to consumers and a significant revenue opportunity for distributors.

For more information contact:
Karen Vogl, Corporate Communications


About Smart

Smart is East Africa’s new telecoms provider. Smart provides a range of innovative products to suit your lifestyle, and outstanding value-for-money packages to suit your wallet. But it’s not just in our products and packages that you’ll see a difference. It’s in the way we do things. That’s because Smart’s parent company is Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) Kenya, which in turn is part of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). AKFED has been funding social enterprises across East Africa for decades – making long-term investments with the aim of building economically sound businesses that create employment and improve lives. For information on Smart visit: www.smarteastafrica.com