XL Axiata partners with Tranglo to offer gloRequest

KUALA LUMPUR/Jakarta, Oct 1, 2010 – XL Axiata, a leading mobile telecommunications operator in Indonesia, has partnered with Tranglo to provide an innovative international airtime request service (gloRequest) to its pre-paid subscribers. XL’s prepaid customers can now request fixed amount of airtime from friends and family members working abroad by simply sending an SMS. The service is offered via Tranglo’s gloRequest secure international airtime request platform.

To execute such a request, the user simply has to type MINTA<space><DonorNumber> <space><denom>send the SMS message to 313. If the request is approved, talk-time credits will then be transferred to them via gloTransfer, a related service from Tranglo. Both requests and transfers are instant, easy and secure. And both requester and sender are notified by SMS immediately.

“This service facilitates communication and allows migrant workers abroad to provide financial assistance to their loved ones back home in Indonesia,” says Hasnul Suhaimi, CEO of XL Axiata. “This is an ideal and practical gift especially during festive seasons and holidays but actually useful all year round,” he adds.

“We are happy to partner with XL Axiata to extend our service offering to millions of users, namely those who have family members working abroad to receive requests for transfers of airtime,” says HY Sia, CEO of Tranglo.

About XL Axiata

XL Axiata is one of the major cellular providers in Indonesia. XL Axiata is 66.7% owned by Axiata Group Berhad through Axiata Investments (Indonesia) Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Indocel Holding Sdn Bhd) and Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) through Etisalat International Indonesia Ltd (13.3%), and public (20%), and is part of Axiata Group with Robi (Bangladesh), HELLO (Cambodia), Idea (India), MTCE (Iran), Celcom (Malaysia), Multinet (Pakistan), M1 (Singapore), Samart (Thailand) and Dialog (Sri Lanka), to advancing Asia.

About Tranglo

Tranglo™ is a leading international mobile financial transactions hub operator that enables cross-border airtime exchange, money transfer and bill payment via its award-winning innovative solutions gloTransfer™ and gloRemit™. For more info on Tranglo, please visit www.tranglo.com

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