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Euronets e-pay launches e-top-up services for Shell New Zealand

Tuesday 3 February 2004 16:09 CET | News

Euronet subsidiary, e-pay New Zealand, has launched its electronic top-up (e-top-up) services at approximately 240 Shell Select convenience store and petrol sites in New Zealand.

Shell New Zealand Ltd is the third major oil company to join e-pays New Zealand prepaid network. Shells convenience stores, using the e-pay service, will add Vodafone prepaid top-up capabilities to their list of convenience items. The e-top-up payment method replaces scratch-off cards, which are more costly to handle and may have a high instance of theft. Vodafone, one of two mobile operators providing service in New Zealand, has an agreement with e-pay to enable its customers to purchase prepaid airtime at Shell and other participating retailers. Upon completion this agreement, New Zealanders will have direct access to top-up their Vodafone prepaid mobile phones at more than 600 locations throughout the nation. Almost 70%, or 2.7 million, of New Zealanders use a mobile phone, and according to EMC Database, 68% of those subscribers use prepaid mobile service. EMC Database expects New Zealands prepaid business will grow to 3.4 million to 2008.


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