Prepaid.com, an online service for recharging the airtime of prepaid mobile phones, now allows anyone, anywhere in the world, to purchase minutes and other prepaid services for any of the more than 70 million Mexican prepaid mobile phone users. With the addition of Telcel, Mexico’s largest mobile service provider, Prepaid.com now supports every prepaid cellular phone in the nation.
The service allows people living outside of Mexico to purchase minutes via the Prepaid.com website; these are then credited to a recipient of their choice, allowing people to stay in touch by gifting prepaid minutes to friends and family in Mexico. Airtime is added to the mobile phone immediately and an SMS text message is sent alerting the recipient to the new minutes. No PINs or refill cards are required, and there are no enrollment costs, surcharges or hidden fees.
All of Mexico’s prepaid mobile users can benefit from the service due to Prepaid.com’s connection to the country’s four largest mobile brands: Telcel, Movistar, Iusacell and Unefón. According to recent data from the research firm Wireless Intelligence, close to 90 percent of mobile phone users in Mexico are on prepaid plans, and the number is growing.
“Reliable and ongoing communication is vital for maintaining connections with family and friends,” states Chris Parsons, chief marketing officer of Prepaid.com’s parent company, Vesta Corporation. “The goal of Prepaid.com is to ensure that prepaid phone subscribers can stay connected, regardless of where they live.”